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

When the big storm came though a couple days ago, apparently is broke off a bunch of Rosene’s coleus plants. Not to be beaten down, she gathered them up and made a cute little centerpiece for herself! Helps when you have a nice little stamped & soda-fired vase to put them in!!!

Categories: flowers, garden

And for those of you following the growth of the purple hyacinth bean plant on my back porch… it’s growing well & filling in nicely. And today we got our very first flower!!! Hopefully there are a LOT more to come!!!

Categories: friends, garden, soda-fired

Fun little pottery twirls “sprouting” in my friends’ garden down in Peoria! A fun little accent bordering the staircase… as every garden could use a bit more pottery, right?! Looking good Rosene & Gerry!

Categories: flowers, garden, nature

Just a few homes down the street from my condo there is this wonderful collection of lilies blooming in the front yard. Such an AMAZING collection of lilies all blooming at the same time… so many colors, so many textures and the aroma is perfectly overwhelming! Whoever is growing these… thank you from the entire neighborhood!!!

Categories: flowers, garden, nature

Looks like my back porch purple hyacinth bean vine is filling in nicely… weaving through my curtain of rusty gears. We should be seeing flowers in the next couple weeks!!!

Categories: flowers, garden

After the quick thunderstorm that just blew through, these red lilies look even better with some raindrops lingering on the petals.

Categories: flowers, garden, studio

Studio plants still looking good. I gave my jade plant a bit of a trim a few months back… rooted the cuttings… and have now added them back into the same flower pot to make it fuller. So far so good… and the original cut stems are branching out well too!

Categories: flowers, garden

My purple shamrocks are blooming nicely on the back porch. Pretty little pink flowers bouncing in the breeze on thin stems. Such a neat color to brighten the porch!

Categories: color, flowers, garden

Still enamored by these vibrant red lilies just down the street. Every morning when I pass them on my bike I think to myself… “I need to plant some of those beauties for next year.” And then I forget… until the next morning!

Categories: flowers, garden, nature

Another beautiful floral display on the street corner… but for some reason these hollyhocks always remind me of my Grandma Kitty. I’m not sure that she even had them in her garden?… it’s just that I kinda think they’re somehow “vintage” flowers?! Kinda like “everyone’s” Grandma should have had them!!!