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

Today’s the first day of SPRING!!!… and it’s about time!!!
Now if it would just warm up a bit more… I’m ready!

Categories: color, holiday

Can’t wait to see green here in the City after a long gray Winter…
even if it is the traditional green dye in the Chicago River!!!

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