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

This morning we awoke to another layer of snow & crusty ice. Perfect April weather…
if you’re a polar bear?!!! Luckily our Spring flowers are trying to be troopers
and enduring the prolonged cold right along with us!

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Categories: family, flowers, mugs, pottery

Yesterday my cousin Kim was hunkering down for another April snowstorm…
bringing in a few early bloomers before the snow got the best of them!
Thanks for sharing Kim!!!

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

After yesterday’s one-day stint of Spring, today we’ve plunged back into cold grayness. Nothing some flowers & textured vases can’t warm up!

Categories: flowers, soda-fired, stamped

Spent the night in my storage room prepping, pricing & packing lots of new pots for this weekend’s art fair in Naperville. Including lots of pots with holes… just in time with new flower pots for Spring plants!!!

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Categories: flowers, seasons

So good to see the sun for awhile yesterday. Even the lions were basking in the sun at the Zoo. Signs of Spring are popping up all around us… days away from daffodils… as we’re plunged back into cold grayness again today!

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

It’s the first day of April, and these colorful gerbera daisies sure make me feel like Spring is here! Now if it would just warm up a bit more so it “feels” like Spring is here too?! Thanks to Patti for sharing her flowers with all of us! So cheery!

Categories: flowers

And kicking off the Spring season… a beautiful new orchid blooming at my place…
thanks to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show last week!

Categories: flowers, soda-fired, stamped, vases

I just love when a vase gets to fulfill its destiny with a beautiful floral arrangement.
Like these textured square vases that were used for a birthday celebration last weekend.

Special thanks to Patti for choosing my soda-fired vases for her centerpieces…
and then sharing the photos too!!!

Each a beauty individually, but in a large grouping… even better!

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Categories: flowers, garden

While “everyone” is at NCECA… some of us had to stay home to make the pots!!! Just had to take a quick afternoon break at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show to “ease the pain.” Have fun Pittsburgh Pottery Peeps!!!

Categories: color, flowers, garden, seasons, textures

Always a fun explosion of color & texture.
A splash of Witch Hazel is always welcome after a long dark & drab Winter.