Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: flowers, soda-fired, stamped, textures, vases

And oh, but wait there’s more…
Sure there are larger soda-fired square vases… but adorable small ones too!
These have a different pattern on each side as well. Turn them, flip them, switch it up!
Perfect for a smaller bunch of flowers, or just a few stems.

Fun eryngium flowers… also known as blue sea thistle.



Categories: flowers, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Some new textured & soda-fired vases ready for this weekend’s Holiday Home Show. Especially when each side of the vase has a different pattern. Get tired of one pattern, just flip it around to the other. Like two vases for the price of one!

Categories: flowers

Good Morning Glory… rainy & wet, but still a good morning!

Categories: flowers, inspiration

Normal is boring. Be different. Be unique. Stand out from the crowd.


Categories: flowers, mugs, soda-fired, stamped

Okay, so I don’t drink coffee… or even tea…
so I’m always looking for new ways to use my mugs. So here’s a fun floral alternative.


Categories: flowers, soda-fired, stamped, textures, vases

I’ve been working on adding some new “square” slab vases into my repertoire. Two different sizes, each with two different patterns on the two different sides. Textured, detailed with colored slip and/or glaze and soda-fired to help show off Nature’s beauty.


Categories: color, flowers

A beautiful gradation of color to set the tone for the Fall weather we’ve been having lately. I’m not ready yet… I’m still grasping onto Summer for as long as possible!

Categories: flowers

Beautiful flowers at the Farmer’s Market this afternoon.
Sunflowers enjoying a little more fun in the late afternoon sun!


Categories: flowers, nature, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Bringing a bit of nature’s beauty indoors. White hydrangeas in a stamped & soda-fired vase.


Categories: flowers, garden, textures, vases

A simple arrangement of summer blooms in a textured ikebana vase.
Thanks Kim for sharing some beauties from your garden!