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

Today were being treated to both May Flowers AND May Showers… lucky us!

Categories: flowers, seasons

A sure sign of Spring when the star magnolias start to bloom.
Love these flowers… too bad they are so fleeting & short-lived!

Categories: flowers, seasons, soda-fired, stamped, vases, weather

And what better way to celebrate Spring finally making it to Chicago
than with some bright flowers in a few different stamped & soda-fired vases?!

Square, traditional or vertical cylinder? Which is your favorite???

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!