Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: collaborations, platters, porcelain, process, production, rusty, sgraffito

A quick layer of black underglaze makes stark contrast with the white porcelain clay. Just making a few more pieces for Amy Taylor to play with… she’s doing some fun sgraffito sketches on the black areas specifically for ART IN THE GARDEN. It’s my next art fair in Glenview where many of the artists work together on special one-of-a-kind collaborations! This is just one… I have a few more collaborations “under wraps” to share soon… but first, time to go teach my Beginner’s class!!!

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Categories: art fair, rusty, Uncategorized

Need another reason to come to Sandwich this weekend?…

Well, on Sunday, the Sandwich Antique Flea Market is open too! Just a few blocks from Cory’s studio… so stop by for some pottery… and then head over for some rusty crusty flea market fun!!!

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Categories: architecture, rusty

Looks like a strong wind must have come through… and sadly,
it looks like my favorite rustic roadside barn is starting to fall apart?!

Categories: rusty

You know how I LOVE rusty metal… so this turned out to be a fun stop during my drive home from Minnesota yesterday! Part of the fun of a good road trip… being able to stop to explore the local “attractions” as a fun diversion along the way!

Categories: Chicago, rusty
Categories: rusty

Hanging out & enjoying holiday time with friends… hoping the holidays linger on a few more days… and the first snow just feels right!

Categories: rusty

Fueling my rusty metal addiction this morning.

Categories: bowls, garden, rusty

I’ve always been a huge fan of gourds… even more than pumpkins! I love the colors, the curves, the warts and the colorful fun of a bowl full of gourds!!! Especially when the bowl is made of rusty tools, right?!

Categories: rusty, special events

Today’s bike ride with Chris started out in the west suburbs… and headed out even further west into the farmfields & rural small towns. Kinda far away, but very little traffic on the endless roads – so it’s easier to get the longer mileage in! For our turn-around spot, we decided to stop off at a farmer’s estate sale where they were auctioning off so many cool things!!! LOTS OF RUSTY METAL!!!

We really stood out of the crowd… in our brightly colored spandex jerseys & bike shoes!!! So many cool things… that we could never buy and bring home on our bikes!!! As it was, we had just a little rain for the last five miles as we were pedaling into the wind!!!

Categories: rusty, textures

Seems simple enough, right?
But it’s really the rusted patina finish that I’m enamored by.
Perfect for another TEXTURE TUESDAY.