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

Looks like my friend Nancy has been enjoying some sweet sips in one of my stamped porcelain cups. Quite similar to my earlier post when I was enjoying some pre-Christmas eggnog. Different tastes for different people. Like I’ve said before… I have the palate of a four year old!


Categories: food, soda-fired, stamped, Taylor

A “sweet” collaboration to finish off our festivities last night. My niece Taylor’s decorated sugar cookies on one of my stamped & soda-fired platters!

Categories: food, porcelain, soda-fired, stamped

While running holiday errands today I “just happened” to pick-up a yummy bottle of egg nog. Couldn’t wait to break it open… and it’s good for me, right? It’s a dairy product… for strong teeth and bones! Ha!!!



Categories: mugs, porcelain, soda-fired, stamped

Another stamped & soda-fired porcelain mug…
this time with mustard flashing slip & inlaid tenmoku glaze.

Categories: pottery, soda-fired

A stamped & soda-fired platter to hang on the wall.
And my 1,500th photo posted on INSTAGRAM!!!

Don’t forget to find me there for some quick visual candy in your Instagram Feed…
just do an Instagram search for firewhenreadypottery. Thanks!





Categories: art fair, mugs, soda-fired

The weather forecast looks pretty good for MUD & METAL today!
Chilly, but no snow until later into tonight. And to celebrate… the very first person to walk into my condo singing “Let It Snow, Let It Snow” will get a FREE MUG!!! This second Holiday Home Show runs from 10:00am-6:00pm.

Categories: art fair, soda-fired, stamped

Some new lidded jars looking for a good home!
Stop by Saturday at my place for MUD & METAL between 10:00am and 6:00pm
to get one before they’re gone!



Categories: flowers, soda-fired, stamped

From my home to another… from my house to another house-plant!!!
This stamped flower pot was snapped up during my Holiday Home Show
and quickly became the new “residence” for a beautiful blooming bromeliad.

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

There are still some sweet mugs left after this weekend’s Holiday Home Show. So there’s a “really good chance” that there “might” just be a flash sale on my Facebook page in the next week or so… “maybe”… “allegedly”… just in time for holiday gifts!!! Keep watching for more details…

Categories: art fair, bowls, soda-fired, stamped

Another preview of this weekend’s Holiday Home Show.
Stamped & soda-fired serving bowls… just one of the many perfect gift ideas
to kick-off your holiday shopping season!!! Every piece is handmade & one-of-a-kind!