Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: art fair, friends, My Talented Friends, pottery

Still have a few people on your holiday gift list?…
Well, I’m hosting one last HOLIDAY HOME SHOW this Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm. Lots of pottery in every room… replenished & restocked for round two!!! And even better?… my good friend & amazing metalsmith Amy Taylor will be joining me as my special Guest Artist with all of her amazing jewelry!!! Stop by this Saturday to finish up your holiday shopping… or just to say HELLO!!!



Categories: art fair, friends, My Talented Friends

I spent the day today down at The One Of A Kind Show helping my friend & uber-talented metalsmith Sarah Chapman in her booth. Beautiful work as always… plus an entire wall dedicated to brooches!!! Sarah did a challenge through 2019 of making one brooch a week!!! I’ll be playing with her again tomorrow at The Merchandise Mart… so be sure to stop by and say “Hello” in Booth #2118.

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

You’ve got about two weeks to finalize your Holiday Gift List…
as my final HOLIDAY HOME SHOW is on Saturday, December 14th from 10:00am-6:00pm. A fun day with my friend & amazing metalsmith Amy Taylor joining me as my Guest Artist. Lots of pottery & jewelry for everyone on your list… and something special for you too!

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: family, friends, holiday

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.
Hope you’ve spent your day with family, friends or friends-who-are-your-family!
And remember… pumpkin pie is NOT just for today!!!

Categories: art fair, flowers, friends, soda-fired

One of my wonderful customers brought me a gift African violet yesterday planted in one of my own flower pots! Apparently Rick propagates & grows these violets off of his mother’s original plants after she passed away. While her plants are now well over fifty years old, the violet’s beauty continues to be shared & spread through Rick’s ever-“growing” tribute. A beautiful combo… and a beautiful gesture. Thank you so much Rick & Nancy! I love it!!!

Categories: bike, food, friends

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

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!