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




Categories: food, rusty, seasons

A beautifully warm Fall day… perfect for pumpkins, gourds and Fall fun at Lincoln Park Zoo!!!

And quite possibly the BEST rusty manhole cover EVER?!!!

Categories: nature, seasons
Categories: nature, seasons

It’s only the First Day of Fall…
and the pumpkins have already arrived at the grocery stores. Say it isn’t so!!!