Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: art fair, holiday, My Talented Friends

Still need to do some holiday shopping? Looking for that perfect gift for that perfect someone… or even yourself? Well, next Saturday is my Second Holiday Home Show. The perfect chance to swing by my place to do some shopping, chatting or just kickin’ back on my sofa! Also, my friend & fantastic metalsmith Amy Taylor will be joining me for the day with her beautiful jewelry. So mark your calendars for Saturday, December 16th at my place… and bring a friend or two!!!


Categories: art fair, friends, holiday, My Talented Friends

Just two weeks away… another HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!!
This time with my friend & metalsmith Amy Taylor joining in the fun at my place.
Perfect for those last few people on your holiday shopping list… or if you’re like me,
a great chance to start your shopping! Mark your calendars now – December 16th!!!

Categories: holiday, theater

A cute stage musical version of the classic holiday movie in the always stunning Cadillac Palace Theater. Some classic Christmas carols and show-stopping tap dance numbers. A nice kick-off to the holiday season.


Categories: food, holiday

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. I know I did…
and some yummy leftovers will keep it going tomorrow too!!!

Categories: holiday

Hope you are all having a wonderful Thanksgiving Day filled with family, friends
and everything you’re thankful for this season… and PIE!!!


Categories: art fair, holiday, pottery

It’s Day Two of the HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!
The sun is shining, so much better than yesterday!
We’re all decked out for Christmas with tons of pots for your holiday gift list.
We’re open from 10:00am-6:00pm. C’mon by!

1353 West Rosemont #3, Chicago IL 60660

Categories: holiday, ornaments, soda-fired

Still setting up my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW and putting out some of my wheelthrown & soda-fired holiday ornaments. Lots of ornaments… and lots of fun to make!!!

Categories: art fair, holiday

Just one week away…
and still a LOT of things to get ready for this year’s HOLIDAY HOME SHOW.

Finishing up some last-minute pots, setting up shelves, hanging things on the wall,
and already decorating for Christmas! Mark your calendars for next Saturday & Sunday
to swing by my place to kick-off your holiday shopping!



Categories: food, holiday

Celebrating NATIONAL TACO DAY at Big Star in Wicker Park. My first time there.
Great fun, great food and keeping the “fun” in Queso Fundido!!! Muy bueno!!!


Categories: art fair, holiday, terra cotta

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to ART IN THE BARN this weekend.
Taking on the heatwave to support your favorite artists. I know many of us felt like these Zombies after two days in the sultry-steamy-sweaty weather. But it was so much fun to see everyone again. So many good customers, artist friends, family and Zombie Hunters!!!

If you’re off to a good start on your own Ghouls Collection,
I’d love to see a photo of them when you bring them out for the season!
Shoot me an e-mail with your photos – Thanks!