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

Looks like Diane started a wonderful dinnerware set at the first Holiday Home Show… an eclectic set of dishes… similar in style, but not so matchy-matchy! If you want to start a set too, there will be a SECOND HOLIDAY HOME SHOW on December 10th & 11th. Mark your calendars… more details to come!

Categories: art fair, lillstreet, mugs, pottery

Setting up my studio with plenty of mugs, mugs & more mugs for this Friday’s HOLIDAY PARTY at Lillstreet. I’ll have plenty of mugs to start your holiday shopping… but if you’re looking for more than just mugs, keep in mind that there will be a SECOND HOLIDAY HOME SHOW on December 10th & 11th.

Categories: art fair, holiday, lillstreet, pottery

If you’re looking for some great handmade holiday gifts this year, mark your calendar for this Friday evening from 5:00-8:00pm for the LILLSTREET HOLIDAY PARTY! I’ll be there for the festivities… with plenty of MUGS in my studio for everyone on your holiday list!

Categories: food, pottery, soda-fired, stamped

Looks like Rachel has been making a yummy pot of warm soup and a chilly & damp Sunday afternoon. Luckily, she has a new stamped & soda-fired spoon rest to keep her stove clean!

Categories: platters, pottery, stamped

And yes, if the dishes on Chris’s Thanksgiving table look familiar… that’s because she just picked up her special order dinner plates the night before Thanksgiving! Just in time for the big holiday feast! She requested a set of dinner plates that are all different… different stamps, different squiggles, different coloring… but at the same time would still “read” together as a group.

Remember, your pottery collection does not need to be all matchy-matchy…

Categories: holiday, pottery

A little pre-dinner photo of Chris’ Thanksgiving table from yesterday. A beautiful placesetting just waiting for an amazing feast to be shared with friends & family. Homemade food always tastes better on handmade pottery… make it part of your holiday traditions!

Categories: art fair, pottery

Looks like a beautiful morning for Day Two of my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW. Shelves have been replenished and ready to go! Stop by today from 10:00am-6:00pm… bring a friend & your gift list!!!

Categories: art fair, pottery

A quick thanks to everyone who came out today for Day One of my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW! It was so much fun seeing so many people today… watching so many pots head out as people started their holiday shopping! Great fun chatting, telling stories, sharing my passion & explaining some “secrets” of the pottery world. Don’t forget that after a little overnight replenishing, we’re back at it again tomorrow from 10:00am-6:00pm. Hope you can make it!

Categories: art fair, glaze, platters, pottery, stamped

Fresh from the kiln… one beautiful purple platter for this weekend’ HOLIDAY HOME SHOW! Full stamped with a beautiful aubergine purple glaze. There’s only one… and it might go fast?! No dibs… just first come, first served!!! Good luck…