Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: friends, holiday, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

My friend Chris sent me a photo of her Halloween GHOULS COLLECTION.
She appears to be missing a couple of my ghoulish characters!!!
Not quite sure how THAT happened… but…

 

POP QUIZ!!! :
Who can tell me which ones she’s missing?
And yes, it is more than one!!!

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Categories: holiday, platters, seasons, stamped

Fall is in the air… even though tonight it feels a bit more like Winter!!!
And it’s always fun to see people using my pottery in their homes…
especially to dress up their table with some candles, acorns and a stamped red platter
by you know who! A beautiful combination.

Categories: holiday

What better way to celebrate the Fourth Of July than along the Main Street of America?! Annual fun down in Chenoa, Illinois with great friends, kids, corn dogs, cotton candy, and some of the best fireworks ever! In fact, apparently NBC5 chose Chenoa this year as one of their top places to see fireworks in Illinois!!! And they’re right!!!

Categories: color, flowers, holiday

Celebrating the Fourth of July with some festive florals.
Putting them together for a little red, white & blue!!! A bit of Mother Nature’s palette
with geraniums, Queen Anne’s lace and chickory!

Categories: classes, food, holiday, mugs

Last night in pottery class on July 3rd, we celebrated the Fourth a day early with FIREWORK OREOs… and in between the cookies, my students also managed to trim cylinders and make a few mugs as well.

Categories: food, friends, holiday

Good to see I’m NOT the only one celebrating today!
My friend Allison started her day showing off her little “Donut Day Party”
on Instagram… and I’m sure her coffee never tasted better!!!

Thanks for sharing Allison… the photo that is!
Next time, maybe think about sharing the donuts too???

 

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Categories: food, holiday

It would be somewhat wrong & unpatriotic for me NOT to celebrate a national holiday, right???
It’s NATIONAL DONUT DAY!!! So I did… with sprinkles!!! Good thing I pedaled this morning!

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Categories: holiday, weather

Which really means one more “bonus” day to work on my tax return!
Now if we could just be “emancipated” from all this snowy-slushy weather too?!!!

Categories: holiday

It’s FRIDAY THE 13th… beware if you care!

Categories: holiday

One of my favorite days!!!
So much potential. So many pranks. So much fun!!!

And don’t think that the irony of today being Easter as well is lost on ME!  Ha!!!

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