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

Sure, the holidays SEEM far away… but it’s always fun
to make a few ornaments & mini’s on a wet & soggy rainy day!

Plus, there’s only 308 days until Christmas!!! Giddy-up!!!

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Categories: color, flowers, holiday

Classic beauties in reds & pinks on Valentine’s Day!

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Categories: color, holiday

Special thanks to all of my loyal fans & followers… you light up my life!¬†

See what I did there?…

Categories: holiday

Six more weeks…. c’mon we can do this!!!

Categories: holiday

Here’s to kicking off a New Year with all the best intentions & resolutions! I’m looking forward to another great year filled with family, friends and a lot less clutter. Yep, that’s one of my resolutions. Thank you all for the ongoing support & encouragement throughout the years. You’re the best groupies ever!!!

Categories: holiday

It’s that time of the year… time to kiss another one good bye, reflect on the past year and gear up for another one starting soon!!! Have fun tonight, whoop it up and by all means be safe!!!

Categories: food, friends, holiday

And as if the gift-giving couldn’t get any better, THIS box of amazingness showed up!!!
So remember back when my favorite restaurant closed last year after 25 years?…
and along with it went the amazing Rose Angeli’s Bread Pudding with the even more AMAZING hot caramel sauce!!!

Well, my friend Pam pulled out all the punches and had the chef of the now defunct restaurant whip up a batch of the infamous caramel sauce JUST FOR ME!!! So now my freezer has been re-stocked… and Pam has been nominated for “holiday-gift-sainthood”!!!

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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!!!

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Categories: holiday

Whew! Made it through another Christmas… kinda.
Just a few more festivities with friends and then another “12 Days”
according to my favorite Allan Sherman… and yes, I’m showing my age!

Click here for the “12 Days” video on YouTube.

Categories: holiday

Wishing you & yours a wonderful holiday season!
Spending time with loved ones, sharing the holiday spirit
and quite possibly singing a few Christmas carols along the way!
Have yourself a very Merry Little Christmas!