Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: family, food, glaze, platters, stamped

Happy Belated Birthday Tina! Looks like you had a yummy birthday cake… errr, cheesecake… presented on a nice stamped & glazed platter! Making every celebration a bit more special… although I don’t see any candles here?! Thanks David for sharing the festivities!

Categories: bowls, food

Always good to see some of my pottery being used… covered with cheese and looking YUMMY!!! Remember, all of my pottery is food-safe & dishwasher-safe. So you can add some pottery into your everyday life… and then just throw it in the dishwasher!!! Thanks for sharing the pics Rosene!

Categories: bowls, food, friends

Looks like my friend Rhonda has been enjoying the “fruits of her labors” with a small harvest of fresh red tomatoes. Looking even more appetizing in a green glazed berry bowl with a fun altered & textured rim!

Categories: food, friends, mugs, soda-fired

Looks like my pal Allison is enjoying her morning meal… with a bit of sunshine streaming in! Looks yummy… especially as she’s using one of my “handbuilt-wheelthrown-combo” mugs!

And by the way… we’re still looking for a better name for them!!!

Categories: food, friends

And what better way to end an evening with friends than with some yummy deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati’s?! Great fun & conversation combined with gooey cheese, tomatoes, spinach, butter crust & garlic dressing as a dipping sauce!!!

And if that weren’t enough… there “might” have been some frozen custard at Lickety Split that followed… allegedly.

Categories: food, friends, platters, stamped

At first glace this looks like an AMAZING chocolate cake with a ton of yummy frosting! Look a little closer and you’ll see that it’s sitting on a stamped & glazed platter by yours truly. Looks like Rosene might need a bigger platter? Thanks for sharing the photo of your cake… now if only she could share some of that cake too!!!

Categories: artists, bowls, food, friends

Looks like Rhonda has brought in some fresh basil from the garden… washed it off in a handmade berry bowl and getting ready to make something YUMMY!!!

Thanks for sharing your “freshly-cleaned produce” Rhonda!

Categories: food, summer camp

Imagine my surprise & sudden excitement when I saw these cases of OREOs in the back hallway by the freight elevator at Lillstreet Art Center. I was taking my summer campers up to the rooftop for lunch… and we all saw these boxes of yumminess!!! SO EXCITING!!! Until we realized they were just OREO crumbles for the “First Slice” kitchen to make as a cookie pie crust. mwah, mwah, mwah…

Categories: bowls, food, friends

Vibrant colors & yummy flavors. A beautiful summer salad… served in a vibrant blue bowl. With just a bit of stamping along the rim of the bowl to really make it POP!!! Thanks for sharing your colorful salad creation with us Kristy!

Categories: classes, food

Oh, how I’ve missed you… so excited to try the newest flavor of OREO’s and to share them with my pottery class last night. So we still had to follow “the rules”… but we found creative ways to share the goodies & stay safe at the same time! And for the record… these new OREO’s are pretty darn tasty!!!