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

Almost a month… and not only have I not killed it yet, but it’s still blooming!!!!

Categories: flowers
Categories: art fair, flowers, friends, soda-fired

One of my wonderful customers brought me a gift African violet yesterday planted in one of my own flower pots! Apparently Rick propagates & grows these violets off of his mother’s original plants after she passed away. While her plants are now well over fifty years old, the violet’s beauty continues to be shared & spread through Rick’s ever-“growing” tribute. A beautiful combo… and a beautiful gesture. Thank you so much Rick & Nancy! I love it!!!

Categories: flowers, studio

Took a quick break from the sgraffito carving to replant a couple of my studio plants. They’re both doing so well, that they’ve outgrown the pots that they originally came in from my students Jen & Teresa. They were each in one of my classes where the final trading game was a handmade flowerpot with a plant to fit. I’ll need to put new plants in their pots… but if you need a flower pot for YOUR plants, you can get some of mine at my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW next weekend!!!

Categories: art fair, flowers, garden, soda-fired, stamped

Looks like these African violets are very happy in their fancy homes!!!
Thanks to Nancy for sharing the photos… and her husband Rick for growing his collection
in my stamped & soda-fired flower pots.

If you want your plants to be happy too…
my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW is less than a month away. November 23rd & 24th.
More details to come…

Categories: flowers

Another Fall beauty… sunny sunflowers fading fast as Fall is taking over quickly!

Categories: flowers, nature

Close. Closer. Closest… each one cooler than the next.
One long stalk with one beautiful flower.

Categories: flowers, nature

Color, pattern, repetition, layers… not to mention the color variation alone…


Categories: color, flowers, nature

These may just be my new favorite flower?
Kinda glowing with color… no filter needed!!

Categories: flowers, garden, nature

When the going gets tough, the tough get GROWing!
Adorable little trooper of a weed hanging in there!!! You grow girl!!