Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
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: glaze, pottery, stamped

And now back to the pottery…

Kicking off my Saturday by meeting with my “very first art fair friends” who commissioned an oval casserole dish. They wanted a nice creamy, ivory-ish, neutral white… so I’m giving them two choices! Hopefully they’ll love at least one of them!!!

Categories: bowls, pottery

Someone is already “thinking green” during the cold whiteness of winter. My Peoria friends showing off more of their pottery collection… including some very “vintage” pottery I made way back before I “met” stamping… notice the layered slip decoration on the set of bowls in the bottom right corner! I remember being so proud of those bowls back in the day. Ha!!!

Categories: bowls, pottery

When cleaning up after Christmas, my “very first art fair friends”
decided to streamline their cabinets and display a portion of their pottery collection.
Hmmmm?… that all looks very familiar!!!
Thanks Gerry & Rosene!

Categories: art fair, pottery

Stop by today… it’s the final day of MUD & METAL : My Second Holiday Home Show with metalsmith Amy Taylor. We’re here until 4:00pn with great gifts for everyone on your holiday gift list… even yourself!!! Pottery in every room of my condo at 1353 West Rosemont #3, Chicago 60660… the one with green totem pole in front!!!

Categories: art fair, pottery, special events

Two days of fun & holiday shopping! Stop by my place this weekend to play with me and Amy Taylor… whether you’re shopping or just hangin’ out on my sofa?!!! We have wonderful gift ideas in every room of my condo, food & drink, and the ever-popular Tired Of Shlepping Sale replenished on my back porch! It’s my last holiday show of the year! Giddy-up!!!

Categories: art fair, pottery, soda-fired, stamped, textures, vases

Wouldn’t someone on your holiday gift list love some soda-fired textures?!…
like these square vases with a different pattern on each side?!
Several still looking for good homes this weekend at
MUD & METAL : My Second Holiday Home Show!!!

Categories: art fair, pottery, soda-fired, stamped, teapot

Things are getting festive around here!
With just over a week left to get all of your holiday shopping done…
make your list and head over to my place this weekend for
MUD & METAL : My Second Holiday Home Show!

It will be a great chance to mark a few people off your gift list!
Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm. C’mon by!!!

1353 West Rosemont #3, Chicago, Illinois 60660…
the one with the green totem pole in front!!!

Categories: art fair, pottery, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Replenishing shelves… prepping, pricing & placing on shelves all over my place! Just getting ready for the last of my holiday sales… THIS WEEKEND is my Second Holiday Home Show!!! Hope you can make it to MUD & METAL with my friend & metalsmith Amy Taylor!!!

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!