Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: color, nature

With a few snow flurries coming down, so far no accumulation.
Just wet pavement and a lot of colorful heaves coming off the trees.
“Pretty Fall” might end today.

Categories: color, holiday, special events

THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!!! In fact, one Chicago radio station switched to all Christmas music all day everyday starting yesterday!!! Too soon!!! But never to soon to design & create some groovy-cool, stylized & oversized ornaments for an upcoming holiday installation. Coming soon to a Zoo near you… err, well, near me at least.

Categories: color, nature, seasons

Excited to see that some of the Fall leaves have survived the recent rains & wind…
not so sure they’re gonna make it through tonight’s predicted snowfall???

Categories: color, nature, seasons

Sure, I may be firing the soda kiln all day today… but that doesn’t mean
I can’t step outside for a breath of fresh air & nature’s glory.

Categories: color, nature, seasons

It’s November First and were surrounded by beautiful Fall colors.
A great way to kick-off a new month.

Categories: color, summer camp

So yesterday my Summer Campers were painting their sculptures with acrylic paint. Some of them got a little frustrated that it wasn’t going faster?! So a couple of them decided to forego the paintbrush… hoping this might be faster. I don’t think it was. But they had a good time, a few laughs and a LOT more hand washing to do afterwards!!!

Categories: color, creativity, summer camp

AJ came into camp today with a really great shirt.
My sentiment exactly.

Coincidentally, his shirt also matched his chess board?!!! Kinda freaky, right?

Categories: color, flowers, holiday

Celebrating the Fourth of July with some festive florals.
Putting them together for a little red, white & blue!!! A bit of Mother Nature’s palette
with geraniums, Queen Anne’s lace and chickory!

Categories: color

Took a little studio break to hop back on my bike and cool down with some lakefront breezes… and some early red, white & blue at Montrose Harbor.

Categories: art fair, artists, color, pottery

With predictions of rain & clouds for last Friday, it sure turned out beautiful…
especially bright & cheery with the colorful works of Karin Kraemer
on the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour.