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

With three desserts on the holiday table, we did a pretty good job of polishing them off. Just a small slice of yumminess for tomorrow!

Categories: holiday, nature

Heading out of the City… road trippin’ to the ‘burbs for Thanksgiving with the family.

Categories: food, holiday

Putting finishing touches on my pumpkin cheesecake…
just in time to share it with my family! Happy Thanksgiving!

Categories: holiday, seasons

Wishing you all a wonderfully HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
So thankful for all of the family, friends, fans & followers who have supported & encouraged my adventures through the years. It’s amazing feeling knowing that there is a wonderful community out there encouraging creativity & craftsmanship. Thank You all… and have a wonderful day!




Categories: art fair, holiday

HUGE THANKS to everyone who made it to my place this past weekend for My Holiday Home Show! So much fun seeing everyone kicking off the holiday shopping season… and watching so many pots go off to find their new forever homes!

And for those who may have missed it…¬† I’m going to do it again in mid-December.
Mark your calendars for December 15th & 16thmore details to come!


Categories: art fair, holiday, pottery, special events

Mark your calendar for next weekend when we kick-off the holiday season with My Home For The Holidays HOME SHOW!!! My condo will be all decked out and filled with pots in every room, food & drink in the kitchen, and the “Tired Of Shlepping Sale” on the back porch. Make plans now… make your shopping list… then stop by and start marking them off!!!

Categories: color, holiday, special events

THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!!! In fact, one Chicago radio station switched to all Christmas music all day everyday starting yesterday!!! Too soon!!! But never to soon to design & create some groovy-cool, stylized & oversized ornaments for an upcoming holiday installation. Coming soon to a Zoo near you… err, well, near me at least.

Categories: holiday, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

Here’s to hoping everyone had a safe & fantastic PUMPKIN DAY today!!!
Lots of tricks & lots of treats. Happy Halloween everybody!!!

Categories: classes, food, holiday

I have the “sweetest” students… especially when they make sweet sugar cookies for class!!!
And the fact that they were Halloween pumpkins made them even SWEETER!!!

Thanks Dan for sharing the sugar!!!

Categories: classes, holiday

Last night in my pottery class we had a bit of pre-Halloween fun with trick-or-treat goodie bags that I made up for my students. Filled with candy, toys, trinkets, pottery tools.. and one special bag had a Pumpkin from the GHOULS COLLECTION!!! Congrats to Catherine for picking that lucky bag!!!