Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: process, stamped, summer camp

Today was the third day of my Wheelthrowing Summer Camp…
and the kids trimmed their pots, decorated, added handles, slip-painted…
and “allegedly” may have done a tiny bit of stamping for fun textures!

Categories: mugs, soda-fired, stamped

There’s a lot goin’ on around all sides of this stamped & soda-fired mug
for another Mugshot Monday!!!

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

Huge thanks to everyone who came out this weekend for the
HINSDALE FINE ARTS FESTIVAL. We had surprisingly great weather both days,
met quite a few fun people and a LOT of pots & mugs found their way off to new homes.
Thanks again!!!


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

Waiting for someone to snatch ‘em up today at the HINSDALE FINE ARTS FESTIVAL.
We are now officially open for the day. Giddy-up!!!

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

The shelves have been replenished for Day Two of the HINSDALE FINE ARTS FESTIVAL…
today from 10am-5pm. The sun is trying its best and it looks like another beautiful day
in Burlington Park! C’mon by Booth #90.

Categories: art fair, mugs, stamped

A sweet little green mug for Mugshot Monday… just another one headed out to the ‘burbs
this coming weekend for the Hinsdale Fine Art Fair… Saturday & Sunday
in downtown Hinsdale! C’mon by!!!

Categories: mugs, soda-fired, stamped

Special thanks to everyone who came out to the SCHAUMBURG PRAIRIE ARTS FESTIVAL this weekend. It was so good to see everyone. Plus a special Mugshot Monday for these two mugs… and the many others that found new homes at the art fair!!!

Categories: pitchers, soda-fired, stamped

Can’t wait to show-off these new pitchers as I’m finishing up my pricing & packing.
These were all in my soda-kiln a couple weeks ago… but of course I wait until the day before to clean & price them. Ha!!!

on Saturday & Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm… rain or shine! Hope to see you there!!!

Categories: art fair, soda-fired, stamped

Pricing & packing for this weekend’s PRAIRIE ARTS FESTIVAL in Schaumburg!
Sure, there’s a chance of rain… but pottery only shines better when it’s wet, right?!
And if the weather gets too bad, maybe it’s a good thing these soda-fired flower pots
have drainage holes???

Categories: classes, glaze, stamped, textures

Well lookey here.. one of my advanced beginner students Michelle has been working hard to make a nice plate… and by golly, she sure did!!! Of course I LOVE everything about it. Not that I had much “influence” on her… but it sure is a great plate Mish Dish!!!