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

Prepping, pricing & packing for tomorrow’s Schaumburg art fair set-up. Right now working on my latest batch of flowerpots… just waiting for a new home & a new plant!!!

Categories: art fair, flowers, soda-fired, vases

Sweet little flowers need sweet little vases! Lily-of-the-Valley season is upon us… with a beautiful fragrance… and plenty of mini vases coming to the SCHAUMBURG PRAIRIE ARTS FESTIVAL this weekend!!! Just in time to show-off your mini blooms in a cutie-patootie vase!

Categories: pottery, soda-fired, stamped, vases

One of my students was out today for a neighborhood “up-cycle event”… aka garage sale?… and she ran across this gem! One of my stamped & soda-fired vases from a couple years ago! Not only did Darcy get it for FREE… she also had a nice chat with the previous owner.

My favorite part… “it was a little faded on one side.” HA!!!…
or maybe just SODA-FIRED?!!!
You know… pottery doesn’t really “fade” all that much!!!

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

A yummy breakfast looks even yummier on handmade pottery! Looks like Rosene’s day is off to a great start… crispy, creamy & cheesy. What’s not to like?!

Categories: flowers, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Enjoying the Spring flowers these days.
Still gray & chilly outside, but with a lot of beautiful colors popping up all over the neighborhood… and on my back porch!

Categories: mugs, soda-fired, stamped

So not all mugs need coffee… some look even better with ivy growing all around them! Stamped, soda-fired and hanging out with some creepy-cuties on the shelf! Thanks for sharing Allison!

Categories: animals, bowls, soda-fired, stamped

And sometimes the bird seed just becomes a BUFFET?!!!

Categories: animals, mugs, soda-fired, stamped

Looks like another mug has found a comfy home… with a comfy cat!

From Darlene… “Ooo-eee! I love this mug! Thank you Lauren for your kind gift and Thank You Fire When Ready Pottery for making such a great mug! Love the shape, the color, the imprint… ❤❤”

From Lauren… “Cat not included with purchase 😂”

Categories: holiday, soda-fired, textures, tiles

Celebrating NATIONAL TILE DAY with a quick glimpse of my tile wall at home! Those who have made it to my Holiday Home Shows have had a chance to see it in person… but for the rest of you, here’s a few tiles to whet your appetite! Just shy of 3,000 handmade, stamped & soda-fired tiles on my wall.

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

My ETSY Shop Update goes LIVE in just one hour!!!
I have thirty new stamped mugs ready to go… so set a timer for 6:00pm CST to check-in on ETSY and grab one before they’re gone!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FireWhenReadyPottery