Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: nature, platters, stamped, stamps, textures

It’s another Texture Tuesday… and another two-fer!
One in the studio and one at the Conservatory.

Categories: nature, sunset

Just a few minutes later, and that entire cloud “blanket” moved on…
and apparently took the sunset with it?!!!

Categories: nature, soda-fired, textures

Kicking off my new TEXTURE TUESDAY CHALLENGE on Instagram today with a two-fer…
and I thought you might like to see it here too?!
Two different textures… one from my studio and one from Mother Nature.

Categories: nature, weather

Frozen puddles, frozen ripples.
I love how the shallow puddles along the lakefront have frozen with the ripples
& leaves still in place. Perfectly natural textures & patterns!

Categories: animals, nature

And for the record…
YES there are elk in Elk Grove Village!!!

Okay, so let’s not get crazy. I grew up in Elk Grove Village so it is no surprise to me. However, they’re all “contained” in a fenced-in area of the Busse Woods Forest Preserve. It’s not like I just happened upon him in a clearing while hiking… which would have been SO much cooler & such a better story to share!!! Still very majestic and always to cool to spend time playing out in nature.


Categories: nature, photography

Okay, so I was “supposed” to be focused on my Christmas Shopping List today…
but how could I pass up a beautiful hike through the woods on a surprisingly warm
& sunny Saturday?! Apparently I couldn’t.

Categories: nature, photography

A little cloudy to start, but it definitely cleared up to become a beautiful day for playing downtown yesterday!

Categories: nature, seasons

Good Morning Wednesday.
Things are looking up!…       see what I did there?!

Categories: flowers, nature

Close. Closer. Closest… each one cooler than the next.
One long stalk with one beautiful flower.

Categories: flowers, nature

Color, pattern, repetition, layers… not to mention the color variation alone…