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

A super “sweet” class last night when a former student brought us some “peeps”…
and a current student brought two packages!!! Thanks Laury & Steven!!!
The new Peeps OREO’s are VERY bright, VERY pink and VERY sweet!!!

Just one small bite was more than enough for my friend Pam who stopped by to check on our class festivities!!! So I “just had to” finish it off for her!!!

 

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Categories: food

If you see it on the Internet, it’s got to be true, right?!
Well, I sure hope so… especially if these new OREO flavors
are indeed new and coming soon!!! Yes, yes, yes and YES please!!!

Special thanks to @candyhunting for “breaking the news” on Facebook!!!

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Categories: bowls, food

I love when customers share their pottery with me… and their pears! So much fun to see my pottery actually being used in people’s homes. Like this pinched split rim bowl filled with bosc pears! Thanks George for sharing your perfect pairing… or would that PEAR-ing?!

Categories: classes, food

So my new “cookie hook-up” came through this weekend.
And I now have more Thin Mints than I probably need?!
As well as the new Girl Scout S’Mores Cookies… which are pretty darn tasty.

I hope that my students “appreciate” that I am willing to share my stash
with them in class tonight!!!

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Categories: food, tiles

One of my friends has been busy in the kitchen making some loaves of banana bread…
and letting them cool on a couple of my textured tile trivets!!!

Categories: food, friends

Dinner at Margie’s Candies a block away from Lillstreet.
And a huge hot fudge sundae with banana & marshmallow!!! And did I mention the “extra” gravy boat of hot fudge on the side?!!! I should be extra “entertaining” for my pottery class tonight. Ha!!!

Thanks for joining me Pam…
and for continuing your Birthday Celebration Week…. err, Month!!!

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Categories: classes, food

Well, I found them!!! The newest flavor of OREO’s!!!
Looks like it’s going to be another “sweet” pottery class tonight. Yum!!!

Categories: food, friends, stamped

A little sneak peek of the Pumpkin Cheesecake I made for my friend Pam for her 50th birthday. It’s her favorite flavor of cheesecake. I’m pretty sure she’s going to like it… especially when she figures out that she gets to keep the platter too!!!

Categories: Chicago, food

Celebrating the “holiday” with some Chicago Mix… cheddar & caramel corn mixed together!!!
With an added bonus… Buy any medium bag today and get a FREE upgrade to Large
at any Garrett’s Popcorn in Chicago!!! So we did…. twice!!!

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Categories: creativity, family, food

A slightly delayed Christmas gift from my cousins in Minnesota. Looks like they know me a little TOO well!!! Sadly though, Caroline, my Girl Scout cookie connection, has decided not to sell cookies this year. What?! Say it isn’t so… I might need a new hook-up. I’m jones’n already!!!

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