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

You gotta love when you pop into your studio and find a sweet treat waiting for you!!!
Who knew these even existed??? Not me!

Thanks Donna for the wonderful surprise… you obviously know me too well.

Categories: food, friends, platters

Not quite sure what this tasty morsel is… but it sure does look YUMMY!!! And I’m pretty darn sure that plate only makes it taste better!!! Thanks for sharing Sarah!

Categories: Dad, food, holiday

Celebrated Thanksgiving with my Dad today… my very first Thanksgiving at a restaurant!
It wasn’t what I’m used to, but we had a great meal & good conversation…
maybe the start of a new tradition? But sadly, no leftovers!


Categories: bike, food, friends

Gotta love surprises care packages in the mail…
from great friends who know you oh so well. Thanks Sarah!

Categories: classes, food

This week in my Tuesday night pottery class, we enjoyed some new OREOs “imported” from Croatia by my friend Tracy! Who knew that they even made a Travel Edition?!

Categories: food

A sweet end to our HOT CHOCOLATE 5K Walk through the City! Chocolate fondue with plenty of dipping fun. Yummy!!!

Categories: food

I mean, I had to stay “on-theme“, right?! Faux s’mores at the Expo…
and chocolate bundt cake after the race!

Categories: food, friends, mugs

The streets may be covered with snow, but it looks like my friend Allison found a way to stay warm this Halloween night with a warm cup of hot chocolate in a stamped & soda-fired mug that makes it even better! Too bad it looks like she’s missing the yummy-gooey marshmallows on top!

Categories: food, friends, holiday

Hopefully the first of many more to come!!! This vegan version by Rachel…
complete with vegan coconut milk “whipped cream.” Festive yumminess!

Categories: food, holiday, platters, stamped

You gotta love when your birthday turns into “Birthday Week”…
and the final treat is a chocolate carrot cake with raspberry filling and quite possibly
the best chocolate cream cheese frosting ever!!!

Oh yeah, and the stamped blue plate ain’t too shabby either!