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

So I started my Thanksgiving at my Dad’s place at Friendship Village… with his girlfriend Bonnie!
We had a great visit… but nothing “special” in the pumpkin pie category!

But then I drove down to Central Illinois for another “Friendsgiving” where the dessert spread was VERY IMPRESSIVE!!! With a LOT of homemade goodies… including pumpkin pie, cheesecake, apple pie, cookies & two “chess pies” that I had never had before. They were extra tasty… I’m sure because they were baked in a handmade ceramic pie dish! Thanks Kel & Kelly for hosting… and for sending me home with some sweet leftovers!

Categories: holiday

Wishing you a day full of special moments with family & friends…
and all of the pumpkin pie you could hope for!

Categories: art fair, holiday, pottery

Morning light streaming through the dining room windows… shedding light on lots of pottery all prepped & ready for this weekend’s HOLIDAY HOME SHOW. And that’s just one wall… it’s everywhere in every room! So stop by my condo today or tomorrow from 10:00am-6:00pm! Time to start your holiday gift shopping!!!

Categories: art fair, holiday, lidded jars, soda-fired, stamped

Just in case you haven’t heard the rumor by now… this weekend is my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!! With pottery in every room of my condo all decorated for Christmas… wit festive food & drink in the kitchen. Plus, the “Tired Of Shlepping Sale” is on the back porch with tons of discounted & clearance priced pottery. It’s the perfect chance to start your holiday shopping! So make your list… check it twice… then stop by this weekend Saturday & Sunday from 10:00am-6:00pm!

And bring a friend… or five!!!

Categories: art fair, holiday

So my “forest” of Christmas Trees is all ready for this HOLIDAY HOME SHOW weekend at my condo! I’ve got so many different sizes, patterns & textures… and some with metallic star toppers! They’re all over the place… trying to make room as there are a few more than I thought?! I think the grand total right now is at 83!!! Surely enough to find your favorites & put together a great looking trio for a bookshelf or mantle… or both! Or even a “long” forest of your own on a runner down the center of your dining room table?!

Saturday, November 18th & Sunday, November 19th – 10:00am-6:00pm
1353 West Rosemont #3, Chicago, Illinois 60660

Categories: holiday

I’ve added a little bling to a few of my Christmas Trees!!! Yes, a small collection of trees will have metallic star toppers! But which is your favorite… gold, silver or copper? And remember… they’re going to be first-come, first-served… no calling dibs!!!

Categories: color, glaze, holiday

Lots of colors, lots of patterns…
close-up details of some Christmas Trees fresh from the kiln!

Categories: art fair, holiday

So here’s a few more pictures of some of my clay Christmas Trees… all destined to make their “Big Debut” this weekend at my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!! Lots to choose from… different textures, different sizes & different shades of green. Narrow it down if you must… but I think a “trio of trees” would look great on your fireplace mantle or dining room table! No dibs… it’s first come, first served.

Categories: bowls, glaze, holiday, kiln firing

Here’s a little sneaky-peek of some of my new Christmas Trees as I start unloading another glaze kiln! Just a couple more days until this weekend’s HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!! Tons of pottery everywhere… and a lot of trees too!!!

Categories: holiday, process, production

There’s been a forest “growing” in my studio… festive trees in line for some glazing fun tonight! Gotta get these moving if they’re going to be ready for my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW next weekend! That’s the plan anyway…