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

Just unloaded another kiln in time for ART IN THE GARDEN this weekend. For those who like to start their day with a splash of color!

Categories: color, creativity, summer camp

So I did a whole lot of laundry this morning… and after ten weeks of Summer Camp… I realized that I have a LOT of tie-dyed t-shirts!!! MORE IS MORE… and it apparently applies to tie-dye too, right?!

Categories: color, flowers

A little sunshine this morning… a bright pop of color… a sunny yellow hibiscus flower for a beautiful Floral Friday! Thanks to one of my neighbors for growing these in their front yard!

Categories: color, flowers, textures

Bright colors, cool textures… and nothing GREEN!
I love how this coleus is just a fun burgundy red color
“outlined” by a golden frame!

Categories: color, garden

More colors. More textures. More raindrops.

Categories: color, food, textures

Chopping up some rhubarb… entranced by the range of colors & textures all from one plant. I love homegrown rhubarb… and I also LOVE a colorful & natural Texture Tuesday!

Categories: color, flowers

Another “yellow” for my Friday Yellow Trifecta! Some beautiful yellow orchids growing in their favorite stamped flower pot… apparently loving their home from the way that flowers & plant look so healthy! Thanks for sharing your beautiful orchid Gerry & Rosene!

Categories: bowls, color, process, surface decoration, teaching, textures

After wiping away the background… leaving the wax resist areas intact… Catherine had to get a little showy and added a layer of colored fun to her demo! Letting the wax resist do it’s thing, Catherine painted the bowl with blue underglaze… and the color doesn’t stick on the wax, except for maybe a little touch-up here & there! So now the “protected” pattern areas will be higher & clay colored… whereas the background is lower & blue!!!

Categories: color

On a dark & gloomy day, it was so nice to find a colorful rainbow as I pedaled home! It totally brightened my day!

Categories: color, tie-dye

Another colorful t-shirt for TIE-DYE TUESDAY!
I’ve been busy in the kitchen letting the ice melt & the colors spread! This one was just a crumpled shirt covered with ice and then sprinkled with powdered RIT Dyes! The melting does the magic!!!