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

Just spent a wonderful day with friends for some post-Christmas festivities.
And some fun gift exchanges… like this handmade beauty from Roscoe my favorite canine friend… err, well… okay my guess is that maybe his momma had a hand in it. Thanks to my talented friend Sarah Chapman for the amazing new IRONMAN necklace… and Roscoe too!!!



Categories: family, friends, holiday

Here’s to hoping that you’re headed towards a wonderful holiday
filled with family & friends. Be nice, give gifts, be gracious and have FUN!

Categories: friends, holiday, ornaments

I just LOVE surprise care packages in the mail… especially when it’s a beautiful handmade ornament just in time for Christmas! This beauty was made by my friend Pam of NorthWind Pottery. Sure, I may have purchased it online a year ago, but I definitely forgot all about it thinking that I would just “pick it up” from her at some point… making this care package an especially great surprise!!!

Categories: art fair, artists, friends, pottery

Huge thanks to everyone who came over yesterday for our Mud & Metal Holiday Home Show. Amy and I had so much fun playing with all of you, chatting it up and selling off a few holiday gifts for your friends & loved ones. In case you missed the festivities, here are a few tiny peeks!

Categories: artists, friends

Looks like Amy Taylor has some last minute pieces on her workbench for tomorrow’s Mud & Metal Holiday Home Show at my place! I’m sure she’s hammering, smoothing & polishing like crazy getting everything ready for tomorrow! Her work is beautiful… and makes perfect holiday gifts!!!

Categories: food, friends

Little late night cheesy yumminess after taking down Sarah’s booth at One Of A Kind. Always a good time with Sarah & Pam… even better with deep dish pizza with extra cheese!!!

Categories: art fair, artists, friends, My Talented Friends
Another afternoon of fun hanging out with the talented Sarah Chapman
at the “One Of A Kind Show.” Lots of beautiful work, baubles & shadowplay!


Categories: art fair, friends, My Talented Friends

Looks like my friend & talented metalsmith Amy Taylor has a lot of shining beauties on her workbench getting ready for next weekend. Remember, she’ll by my Guest Artist again for this year’s Mud & Metal : My Second Holiday Home Show on Saturday, December 16th. Mark your calendars!

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

Just two weeks away… another HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!!
This time with my friend & metalsmith Amy Taylor joining in the fun at my place.
Perfect for those last few people on your holiday shopping list… or if you’re like me,
a great chance to start your shopping! Mark your calendars now – December 16th!!!

Categories: artists, friends, photography

Seven Days & Seven Photos in black & white of your everyday life.
No explanation, no people. Challenge a friend to join everyday.

Day 5 of 7. I was challenged by my friends Barb Duro & Pam Walden.
Today I challenge Kelly Minikin Novak.