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

Just two months from today… so I guess it’s time to get back into the studio to start making some new pieces…. and quick!!! I’ve enjoyed the holiday break, but it’s time to get back to work. Especially with this big show right around the corner with my talented friends Sarah Chapman, Darlys Ewoldt & Robin Kittleson!

March 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2023 in Evanstonmore details to come!

Categories: friends, My Talented Friends

My uber-talented metalsmith friend Amy Taylor is here again today… also replenishing & restocking … but might have a little “untangling work” to do before she’s all set-up. Ahh… the life of a traveling metalsmith!

Categories: art fair, My Talented Friends, pottery

So I’m in the final “night-before” push… pricing, re-stocking, adding more to the Shlepping sale shelves, cleaning, baking… and just plain getting ready for another fun weekend at my place! Hopefully you’ve cleared out a spot on your calendar & started making your gift list… because this weekend is my MUD & METAL HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!! With special guest star Amy Taylor and her amazing jewelry creations! Whether naughty or nice, lots of wonderful gifts for everyone on your shopping lists!

Categories: art fair, My Talented Friends, pottery

This weekend… MUD & METAL : A Collaborative Holiday Home Show! Be sure to swing by with some friends to do some of your holiday shopping. One-of-a-kind handmade gifts are always appreciated. There will be plenty of pottery in every room, Amy’s jewelry & more pottery in the dining room, food & drink in the kitchen, and again the “Tired Of Shlepping Sale” on the back porch! I’ve been replenishing shelves… and even shlepping more to the back!

Categories: art fair, My Talented Friends, pottery

Next weekend I’ll be hosting MUD & METAL : A Collaborative Holiday Home Show at my place. It’s another great chance to mark some people off your holiday gift list. Plenty of pottery for everyone… and beautiful jewelry made by My Talented Friend Amy Taylor! Just a week away… it’s next Saturday & Sunday!

Categories: art fair, friends, My Talented Friends

Spent the day today hanging out with my uber-talented metalsmith friend Sarah Chapman at the ONE OF A KIND SHOW today. She makes such beautiful jewelry with amazing designs, textures, stones & craftsmanship. If you have a chance tomorrow, be sure to swing by the Merchandise Mart to say hello! I’ll be down there helping Sarah again tomorrow in Booth #2118.

Categories: art fair, My Talented Friends, pottery

Just in case you missed out on my first HOLIDAY HOME SHOW… I’m doing it again! This time with my metalsmith friend Amy Taylor with all of her beautiful jewelry. Even more gift options for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Mark your calendar… and start making your gift list!

MUD & METAL Holiday Home Show
Saturday 12/10 & Sunday 12/11 – 10am-6pm

Categories: art fair, artists, My Talented Friends, sculpture

So last night I was part of a great ZOOM call… FOUR MAKERS making plans for a fun “sculpture show” coming up next Spring in Evanston, Illinois. I will be joining three of “My Talented Friends” for a show on March 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2023. We’re planning a great show with artwork & collaborations by metalsmith Sarah Chapman, metal sculptor Darlys Ewoldt & glass fuser Robin Kittleson. Not quite sure yet what I’ll be making for a “sculpture” show… but you know how I LOVE a good challenge! Mark your calendars now!

Categories: collaborations, flowers, handbuilding, My Talented Friends

So here’s your first sneak peek at Cory McCrory’s textured beauties for ART IN THE GARDEN! Even without her whimsical colors, these handbuilt flowers are looking INCREDIBLE!!! I can’t wait to see them once Cory adds her fun colors & stains! I’m thinking that maybe these flowers are going to need a fun textured wall vase to hold them… oh wait… I “might” know something about that too?!!!

Categories: art fair, artists, My Talented Friends

Looks like we might have a little “infestation” of fun!!! Amy Taylor has been working on these little cuties to work along with my little cutie-patooties! Our ART IN THE GARDEN collaboration looks like it’s coming along nicely!!!