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

And another huge THANK YOU to my talented metalsmith friend Amy Taylor for spending the weekend with me & my pottery for MUD & METAL! Always fun to share time, stories & customers with My Talented Friends! Thank you Amy… I had a great time!

Categories: art fair, friends, My Talented Friends

So glad that my metalsmith friend Amy Taylor could join me for this weekend’s
MUD & METAL Holiday Home Show. We had a great time chatting with everyone today, and we look forward to doing it all again tomorrow from 10-4!!! Be sure to stop by to do some holiday shopping… or just to say “Hi”!!!

And I’m sure you’ve figured it out… I’m the MUD!!

Categories: art fair, My Talented Friends, pottery

We’re just a couple days away from MUD & METAL…
My Second Holiday Home Show!

So make sure you have your shopping list ready and then come over to start marking off names!!! Lots of pottery in every room and my talented friend Amy Taylor’s silver jewelry in the Dining Room! Beautiful gifts for everyone!

Categories: artists, My Talented Friends, textures

Just one hour left for this year’s ONE OF A KIND SHOW. Plenty of time to swing by Booth #2118 to see my friend Sarah Chapman’s beautiful jewelry & metal wall pieces like this one!

Categories: art fair, artists, My Talented Friends

Going down to the Merchandise Mart again today to hang out with my metalsmith friend Sarah Chapman in Booth #2118. C’mon down for the last day of the ONE OF A KIND SHOW. And you’ll see beauties like these necklaces by Sarah… with stacked freshwater pearls & citrine beads, or vintage faceted cherry amber!

Categories: art fair, My Talented Friends, pottery

Just a quick reminder…
We’re just one week away from another Holiday Home Show!!!
This time it’s MUD & METAL with my metalsmith friend Amy Taylor joining in for the festivities. We’re going two days this year for twice the fun. So be sure to mark your calendar, share this post, and make a good holiday shopping list… which should obviously have your own name on it too!!!

Categories: art fair, My Talented Friends, pottery

In case you missed the first Holiday Home Show…
in just TWO WEEKS I will be hosting another Holiday Home Show to help check people off your holiday shopping list! I’m replenishing shelves of pottery in every room of my condo… and my talented metalsmith friend Amy Taylor will be joining me for the fun!!!

Wrap it up!!!… pottery & jewelry for everyone on your list!!!

Categories: artists, food, friends, My Talented Friends

After yesterday’s bike ride, I made it to the “One Of A Kind Show” at the Merchandise Mart to play with My Talented Friend Sarah Chapman. Always fun playing with her, “critiquing” artwork, and “solving all of the problems of the world.”

She makes these amazing jewelry pieces, mostly oxidized sterling silver with an industrial-organic vibe! AMAZING!!!… too bad I can’t say the same for her impromptu flower pot???

Oh, and the snacks weren’t bad either… good thing I had just ridden my butt off all morning! Chocolate-covered Twinkies, chocolate-covered marshmallows and a spicy Chocolate Jalapeno Fudge. Yum, yum and more YUM!!!

Categories: artists, My Talented Friends

While wandering through the City, I stopped in to shops at the W Hotel to see some handmade hats & millinery pieces made by Britt Von Decker. She’s been helping me with some holiday magic this season. So cool to see her millinery work on display in a chi-chi New York boutique!

To see more about Britt and her amazing millinery hats & more… click here.

Loved the neon “centerpiece” light fixture hanging in the center of the shop.
Wish it worked so you could “grab up” some of Britt’s collection!

And some really cool cut-out metal tubes being used as a wall divider in the hotel lobby!!!

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Categories: friends, holiday, My Talented Friends

Just spent a wonderful day with friends for some post-Christmas festivities.
And some fun gift exchanges… like this handmade beauty from Roscoe my favorite canine friend… err, well… okay my guess is that maybe his momma had a hand in it. Thanks to my talented friend Sarah Chapman for the amazing new IRONMAN necklace… and Roscoe too!!!

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