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

Had a great time yesterday hanging out with my talented metalsmith friend Sarah Chapman at the ONE OF A KIND SHOW. Her work is amazing… great designs, incredible craftsmanship, fun textures, beautiful stones… and great shadows too!!!

Categories: artists, friends, My Talented Friends, pottery, wheelthrowing

One of the best parts of NCECA for me is getting to see some of my pottery friends, former teachers, online contacts & more! Always great to run into someone you know when you’re out & about – away from your normal path. Including running into some of my Facebook & Instagram “fans” who it was fun to stop & chat with… odd to be recognized only by my online presence?!!!

So much fun having a chance to hang out and play with my pottery buddy Steven Hill. He’s an amazing potter… and apparently the superstar for SKUTT Kilns & Wheels. He was participating in their trade show booth – both as a demonstrating artist, as well as the judge for their wheelthrowing contest. Either way, we had a great time chatting and meeting some of his other pottery friends. And as always, it’s just great to watch other people throwing pots. I could watch that all day, every day. And when it’s someone as experienced as Steven… it never gets old. Thank You Steven!!!

Categories: artists, creativity, food, My Talented Friends

Celebrating Pi(e) Day by wearing this sweet little necklace by my talented metalsmith friend Amy Taylor. I love having talented friends… especially when they know you THIS well.
Sweet treats!!!

Categories: My Talented Friends, pottery

Don’t you love it when you get something fun in the mail… instead of just bills & junk mail??? Like the poster invitation for this year’s ST. CROIX VALLEY POTTERY TOUR!! Always my favorite “pottery adventure” every Spring. Mark your calendar to head to Minneapolis for the weekend to see a HUGE collection of some of the best pottery around. I’ll be going again to do a little shopping & chatting with some of My Talented Friends!

Click here for more information about the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour.

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!!!