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

My friends Gerry & Rosene are going through a lot of construction at home after some storm damage, and today made everything a lot better when they made a lemon verbena cake with lemon frosting! Which I’m SURE was so much better with fresh lemons hand-squeezed on a handmade citrus juicer!!!

Categories: food, holiday

Don’t forget that today is a BIG HOLIDAY!!!… today is 7-11… and you can celebrate with FREE SLURPEES all day at your local 7-11 store. I know where I’ll be cooling off after Summer Cap today!

Categories: bowls, family, food, stamped

So fun to see my pottery in use… this time it’s my cousin Kim gathering sour cherries! They look amazing together. I told her that the only way they would look better is as a PIE!!! And better still… she already has a handmade ceramic pie dish to bake them in. Bring it on Kim… you bring the pie, I’ll bring the ice cream!!!

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Categories: food

Uh oh… this could be dangerous. You know how I LOVE a good s’more.
Bring on the marshmallows & chocolate!!!

Categories: food, garden

Stopped by the Farmer’s Market on my way home from the studio…
and found I had the perfect oval for my fresh beets!

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Categories: classes, food

This week we kicked-off the summer session of classes at Lillstreet with some more new OREO’s!!! I’m still a bit unsure of the “Thins”… you just need to eat twice as many, right?!!!

As for the coconut… tastier than I expected.
Although someone said it tasted like suntan lotion..
let’s just say that still didn’t stop us from finishing them!!!

Categories: classes, food, lillstreet

One of my students made this incredible Ursula covered chip & dip bowl in my class last session. Last night, Stacey brought it back for our last class potluck. Even better when filled with goldfish crackers, fish cookies and gummy Swedish Fish inside!!! Too funny. Too yummy!!!

Categories: bike, food, friends

A great day of biking today as we completed our first Century of the season! We made it through a very hot & windy day from Crystal Lake up into Wisconsin and back. So much fun… with some great rest stops along the way. Crazy cyclists like Chris refueling with bagels for carbs, peanut butter for protein, pickles for salt… and the “Superman” neon rainbow bagel just for the fun of it!!!

As always.. the best” part of biking is STOPPING!
So of course we had to stop on the side of the road for a few alpacas!!!

Categories: art fair, food

Pedaled down to the 57th Street Art Fair today to see my friend Sarah Chapman
in booth #608. Got totally sidetracked by the pie!!!

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Categories: food, pottery, stamped

While not as poignant as Ishiguro’s novel, a bit of leftover meatloaf might fill your stomach, but not your soul. Whereas the stamped green platter might do better. Thanks Kelly for sharing a photo from dinner… and the remains.

 

 

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