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

Coming soon to a Facebook page near you…
The St. Nick’s Day Online Mug Sale starts in just one hour
on my Facebook pottery page…¬†

Categories: art fair, mugs

Get ready… get set… The St. Nick’s Day Online Mug Sale starts soon!
Be sure to check out my Facebook pottery page at 7:00am CST to grab a mug or two… for yourself or for that special someone on your holiday shopping list!

Categories: glaze, mugs, pottery, soda-fired, stamped

The holidays are quickly approaching and it’s time for another online sale!
A quick chance to grab up one of sixteen mugs!!!
The perfect gift for anyone on your holiday shopping list… even if that someone is YOU!!!

So the plan is much like the last online sale…
I’m posting photos of all sixteen mugs here on my blog. Both sides of each mug for comparison. Some are the same on both sides, while others have some dramatic flashing effects from the soda-kiln firing!

Then this Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00am CST, I will post the “official” Photo Album on my Facebook pottery page. Once posted on Facebook, it’s gonna be a first come, first served race to the end. The first person to post a “MINE” Comment on a photo in the Facebook Photo Album with “claim” their prize. The online sale will continue until midnight Friday, December 15th.

Feel free to post comments here on the mugs, but keep in mind that ONLY the first person to Comment on Facebook will get the mug! Use this blog posting as your “window shopping” opportunity before the store opens!

Each mug is priced at $50 which includes shipping & handling (within the contiguous US please.) And remember, that all mugs are handmade and one-of-a-kind. As well as food-safe, dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe… just not gravity-safe!

Click here to go to my pottery Facebook page. Be sure to click LIKE so you’re ready for the big sale this Wednesday!

Mug 1 – soda-fired stoneware

Mug 2 – soda-fired porcelain

Mug 3 – soda-fired stoneware

Mug 4 – cone 6 glazed stoneware

Mug 5 – soda-fired porcelain

Mug 6 – soda-fired stoneware

Mug 7 – soda-fired stoneware

Mug 8 – soda-fired stoneware

Mug 9 – soda-fired porcelain

Mug 10 – soda-fired stoneware

Mug 11 – soda-fired stoneware

Mug 12 – soda-fired stoneware

Mug 13 – cone 6 glazed stoneware

Mug 14 – soda-fired stoneware

Mug 15 – soda-fired stoneware

Mug 16 – soda-fired stoneware







Categories: art fair, mugs, pottery, soda-fired

Here’s a quick peek at the mugs that will be going up for sale this Wednesday, December 6th to celebrate St. Nick’s Day. I will post better photos here on my blog tomorrow so you can see both sides of each mug. But then early Wednesday morning I will open up the sale on my Fire When Ready Pottery Facebook page. It will be first-come, first-claimed. Feel free to comment on these photos, but don’t even try to claim them ahead of time. Have fun looking, choose your favorites, and then shop on Facebook early Wednesday morning to snatch-up your mug.

So remember, there’s no pre-sale calling of dibs. No “claiming” of the mugs ahead of time here on the website. Only the Facebook Comments to claim them starting Wednesday morning after I place the official sale kick-off on Facebook,

More details to come… but in the meantime, click here for my Facebook page and hit FOLLOW… so you’re all ready to go on Wednesday!!!


Categories: art fair, mugs

It’s that time of the year again…
Time to start looking for the perfect holiday gift for that special someone.
And St. Nick’s Day is right around the corner… it’s this Wednesday!!!
Sounds like a good day for an online sale!!! Details to come…



Categories: artists, friends, mugs, My Talented Friends

This weekend I received a wonderful gift from one of my many Talented Friends!
Allison did a new illustration every day through the month of October… Ink-tober !
One of her masterpieces featured one of my stamped & soda-fired mugs upfront & centered. Huge thanks to Allison for my gift… and for sharing her art & talents with all of us!




Categories: art fair, mugs

Day One of the HOLIDAY HOME SHOW done!
Thanks to everyone who braved the rainy-slushy-sleety weather today. Tonight I’ll be restocking, adding more to the “Tired Of Shlepping Sale” shelves and washing all of the mugs after going through a lot of hot apple cider today. Remember, we do it all again tomorrow from 10:00am-6:00pm. Giddy-up!

Categories: art fair, mugs, soda-fired

Prepping, cleaning & pricing… getting ready for this weekend’s Holiday Home Show.
Starting the weekend with well over a hundred mugs on the shelves!!!
Now THAT’s a lot of mugs!!!

Categories: food, mugs

If you see it on the Internet it HAS to be true, right?!
Well, it sounds like there will be a new OREO cookie out there soon…
and I need to get my hands on them pronto!
A mystery flavor and a chance to win fifty-thousand dollars??? I’m in!

So here’s the challenge…
the first person to get a sealed package of Mystery OREO’s to me will win a FREE MUG!!!
You can ship them, deliver them, hand them off, bring them to class, drop them off in my studio… whatever. But whoever gets them to me first WINS!!! And “when I win” the big money prize, that same winner will get a LOT more than just that free mug!!! Bring it on!!!

Categories: mugs, process, production

Things are coming together nicely… handles attached… and we now have more MUGS!!!
Next up?… some accents need to be painted on with colored flashing slips.