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

Now bring on the pumpkins, the pumpkin pie, the pumpkin spice everything!!!

And does anyone else remember when pumpkins were only orange???
We’ve come so far…



Categories: seasons, stamped

The heatwave has subsided and Fall is definitely in the air.
Thanks to Jay & Cathy for sharing their Fall decor on a green stamped plate!

Categories: food, holiday, seasons

Is it just me, or is it too early for pumpkins to be on sale at the grocery stores already?
It’s still Summer, right? And look, some of these aren’t even ripe yet!!! Ha!!!


Categories: seasons

A steamy drive to the studio this afternoon!
Over a hundred degrees… and it’s not even Summer yet!!!

Categories: flowers, nature, seasons

Wonderful Spring colors blooming all around.
Too bad these flowery days are so short lived.

Categories: holiday, seasons

While today is “officially” the first day of Spring… it’s cold, gloomy & gray here in Chicago.
Still waiting for the sun, warmth & flowers to make their way here.

One more… just because you know how much I love witty wordplay!


Categories: nature, seasons, sunset

Another snowy morning. Lots of snow coming down during the morning commute.
Luckily, the evening commute looked a lot better with blue skies breaking through!

Categories: mugs, seasons

Just when we thought we may have “missed” a snowy Winter… it’s back!!!

Making this a snow-covered Mugshot Monday…
methinks that mug needs to be filled with some hot chocolate and quick!!!

Categories: seasons

Here’s to Winter. Welcome back.
Here’s to days getting longer and nights getting shorter.
Here’s to one tiny step closer to Summer!!!


Categories: nature, seasons

While we did not get the “snowmageddon” they were predicting… there was a crazy mix of snow, ice and fallen leaves frozen to my car this morning. I think Mother Nature might be a little confused?!

And we still have a LOT on the trees too?… like they somehow forgot to fall off?!!!