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

We had a wonderful day Saturday at Six Flags Great America for their first-ever
“Holiday In The Park.”

Sure, it might have been a bit chilly when flying on the high-speed roller coasters, but great with enough layers & freshly-toasted s’mores!!! It was remarkably empty during the daytime hours so there were no lines for any rides! Plus a beautiful sunset. It wasn’t until the sun went down and the place lit up with crazy cool Christmas lights everywhere – many LED displays synchronized to the music!!! Such a great way to kick-off the holiday weekend!!!

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Categories: holiday, movies, music

A wonderful night kicking off the holidays with a movie double-feature holiday sing-a-long at the Music Box Theater. Two Christmas movie classics, buttery popcorn, plenty of caroling, ugly sweaters (not me) and even Santa leading the sing-a-long!!!

Oh yeah…. “White Christmas” and “It’s A Wonderful Life” in case you were wondering!

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Categories: glaze, holiday, movie

I may be stuck in the studio glazing tonight… but why not be a bit festive at the same time?! So I’m “celebrating” with a Christmas classic… or so I’ve been told… my first time watching “The Santa Clause.”

So what’s YOUR favorite Christmas movie???

Categories: art fair, holiday

HUGE THANKS to everyone who came to celebrate the holidays at MY HOLIDAY HOME SHOWS! It’s been a great kick-off to the holiday season. We had a wonderful weekend with lots of great people stopping through – tons of customers, friends, students & more!!! It was a wonderful end to my art fair season… and now I need to switch focus to my own personal Christmas as I’ve done NO SHOPPING at all yet!!! Yikes!

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!

 

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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.
Another HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!!
Mark your calendars for December 15th & 16thmore details to come!

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Categories: art fair, holiday, pottery, special events

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY & TOMORROW!!!
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!!!