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

So while I was working on these new mugs… look what showed up!!! WHOO-HOO!!! I had a surprise visit from master tile-maker Mike Skiersch bearing a pack of the newest flavor of OREO’s!!! Which also means he WON a free mug… as I had posted that challenge a couple days ago!!!

Categories: bowls, food, friends, stamped

Looks like there’s some healthy greens down in Bartonville! Keeping the New Year healthy with steamed veggies… perfect in a handmade stamped bowl!

Categories: family, friends, mugs

Celebrating another Mugshot Monday… with a purple mug & these sweet words from my long-time friend Kelly…

“This is how you and I hold hands… sometimes over a warm cup of hot tea, this morning coffee.” so sweet Kelly!!!

Categories: friends

Looks like Dr. Dennis was out hiking & walking his dog Ricky all around Illinois Beach State Park yesterday… and ran across this little fortune cookie! Good to see that there are still a few New Year goodies out there just waiting to be found!

Categories: food, friends, mugs, soda-fired

Warming up a chilly Sunday night… looks like Gerry & Rosene are cooking up some yummy hot cocoa in their new “hybrid” mugs! I mean, who doesn’t like chocolate & marshmallows?!

Categories: bowls, food, friends, stamped

Thanks to my friend Jen for sharing her healthy salad with all of us. Mixing a large salad and serving it to her family… all in my stamped bowls! She even mentioned that maybe I should make some custom salad tongs (my version) to sell with my larger serving bowls!

Would anyone be interested if that were to happen? Thoughts???

Categories: friends

Looks like another fortune cookie was found today up at Illinois Beach State Park! Good find Michael… thanks for playing!!!

Categories: art fair, friends, My Talented Friends, sculpture

Just two months from today… so I guess it’s time to get back into the studio to start making some new pieces…. and quick!!! I’ve enjoyed the holiday break, but it’s time to get back to work. Especially with this big show right around the corner with my talented friends Sarah Chapman, Darlys Ewoldt & Robin Kittleson!

March 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2023 in Evanstonmore details to come!

Categories: friends

Looks like Tina found the first TWO fortune cookies this afternoon while hiking out at Illinois Beach State Park! She was so excited since last year she found NONE!!! So today was her lucky day… and someone else’s too! Tina was so nice that she left the second one for another lucky person to find on another day!

Categories: friends

Looks like the fortune cookie anticipation has been building… a little text message conversation between Ashley & her husband this afternoon!!! Too cute! They randomly found one last year & apparently Mark wants… err, needs… to find more!!!