Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: ornaments, soda-fired, stamped

Three dozen wheelthrown & soda-fired ornaments will also be part of tomorrow’s CYBER MONDAY online event! I love making them… and tomorrow will be the very first time they’re available to purchase online!

But there will only 36 of them…
so grab ’em while you can tomorrow during CYBER MONDAY.
Full details to come…

Categories: art fair, photography, pottery, soda-fired, textures

Still playing & photographing a LOT of pottery today… getting ready for tomorrow’s big CYBER MONDAY online pottery event!!! I’ll be posting over a hundred pieces online perfect for holiday gift giving… to friends, family or yourself!!! It’s been a tough year… we all deserve a few gifts, right?!

Watch for more details coming soon!!!

Categories: food, friends, platters, soda-fired, stamped

Gotta love a yummy cupcake from Sprinkles… especially when your friend Katie brings it over as a surprise… and knows that I “might” just have a certain affection for OREO’s!!! Looking so fancy on a stamped & soda-fired platter… sadly, it just makes it look like I need MORE CUPCAKES!!! Ha!!! Thanks again Katie!!!

Categories: holiday, pottery, soda-fired, textures, totem pole

Looks like one of my totem poles has taken on a festive Thanksgiving flair… but I might say that I think Chris now needs bigger pilgrims. HA!!!

Categories: platters, soda-fired, stamped, textures

Some stamped patterns and pretty groovy spiral…
all soda-fired for another TEXTURE TUESDAY!
Y’all know how much I love a good spiral !!!

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

A very special THANK YOU to those of you who made it to MY HOLIDAY HOME SHOW this past weekend. I tried my best to pull-out all of the stops in terms of safety protocols, required face masks, limited access, lower capacity, hand sanitizer, single-serving snacks and so much more!

If you would still like to stop by MY HOLIDAY HOME SHOW, you can still book an appointment on my website for tonight, Tuesday & Wednesday. After Thanksgiving, there will be even more online opportunities to do some pottery shopping for the holidays. No worries… together we can make it happen!

Click here for more information or to book a socially-distant appointment.

Thanks again… I definitely appreciate your support during these crazy times… and happy MUGSHOT MONDAY!!!

Categories: ornaments, soda-fired

Looking for more ornaments for your Christmas tree?
I have lots of different shapes & styles for MY HOLIDAY HOME SHOW! All handmade & soda-fired… with wire hoops ready to hang on your tree, wreath, gift boxes or pretty much anywhere you might want!

Because a handmade holiday is always better!

Categories: ornaments, soda-fired, stamped

Plenty of wheelthrown ornaments all ready for MY HOLIDAY HOME SHOW. We’re open with scheduled appointments during the week, and a somewhat “open” house this weekend with limited capacity access. Click here for more details!

After MY HOLIDAY HOME SHOW, I will be posting some ornaments in “My Online Pottery Store” on my blog for those of you who can’t come to kick-off your holiday shopping at my place!

Categories: mugs, soda-fired, stamped

Just a couple quick mug-shots from my most recent soda kiln. Doing a little cleaning, pricing & prepping for MY HOLIDAY HOME SHOW… where I’ll have over a hundred mugs on the shelves when we start!!! We’re going to be socially-distant, fully masked-up & safe with limited access through appointments & sanitizing measures. I know these are crazy times… but if you find pottery shopping “essential,” please check out my website to sign-up for an appointment time.

Click HERE to go directly to sign-up for a HOME SHOW appointment.

Categories: food, mugs, soda-fired, stamped

Another mug making someone’s morning a little bit better…
making it another Mugshot Monday! Looks like a great way to start. Although I will admit that I don’t drink coffee or tea… but I am totally intrigued by the “whipped” honey??? Who knew that was a thing???