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

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Randal, Fred and the rest of The Rogue Potters on getting a new sign… now looking so “legit” and official. Hard to believe it’s already twelve years since I met the “merry band of Rogue Potters” during the Minnesota Pottery Tour… not an official tour stop, but a great add-on with clever signage on the highway! A talented group of potters… so glad I’ve been able to be part of their journey! The sign looks great guys!!!

Categories: flowers, food, pottery

Looks like a beautiful breakfast in the making in Stevens Point. Flowers from the garden, a beautiful fruit salad and plenty of pottery to serve in style! Remember, homemade food always tastes better in handmade pottery!

Categories: pottery

It’s great to see some of the purchases from last weekend’s NORTHERN ILLINOIS POTTERY TOUR. Like this great grouping… it looks like Rhonda did some shopping in Sandwich with Cory, Kenyon, Linda & me! And even better… it looks like she’s already putting them to use!

Categories: pottery

In Cory’s front yard, she has a little garden “graveyard” of broken pottery… and it’s an “honor” to be included in her graveyard collection! Even if my stamped & soda-fired bowl is only there to prop-up Steven Hill’s cracked platter?! ha…

Categories: artists, mugs, My Talented Friends, pottery

I “behaved” the whole weekend… until I saw Kenyon’s cups and I just had to have one!!! I think I must have touched them all at least twelve times… narrowing it down slowly… until I finally decided that THIS ONE was the one that “had to” come home with me! Crazy cool design, patterns, glazes & soda-fired effects. Well done Kenyon… and THANK YOU!!! It was great hanging with you guys all weekend in Sandwich!

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

Whimsical illustrations with kind of a groovy retro vibe by Nancy Gardner…another one of the potters at the Sandwich location of the NORTHERN ILLINOIS POTTERY TOUR.

Categories: art fair, My Talented Friends, pottery

Layered with technique & style, Linda Lee Kiepke combines her love of clay & illustration in her pottery… another soda-firer at the Sandwich location of the NORTHERN ILLINOIS POTTERY TOUR.

Categories: art fair, My Talented Friends, pottery

Lindsey Heiden is my “booth neighbor” in the yard…
sharing her whimsical approach & witty attitude shine through!

Categories: art fair, My Talented Friends, pottery, soda-fired

More beautiful pots by Kenyon Hansen gracing our garden setting. Great style, design & craftsmanship all finished in the soda kiln.

Categories: art fair, pottery

All set-up… ready for Day Two of the NORTHERN ILLINOIS POTTERY TOUR. Re-stocked & ready… bring it on! C’mon out to Sandwich for our stop of the pottery tour!