Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: lillstreet, sunrise

After loading the soda kiln Friday night and “celebrating” with ice cream… I made the normally unpopular decision to pull an “all-nighter” and start up the kiln for the firing long run! It’s normally about a 13-hour firing, so I knew it would be a LONG night into morning.

Upside?… I got to see a nice sunrise from the rooftop deck at Lillstreet.
A nice little pick-me-up part way through!!!

 

Categories: bike, sunrise

It’s the last day of August, and sadly it kind of feels like the last day of Summer?!
Camp is over and it’s a much cooler morning as we roll into the Labor Day Weekend.
Another beautiful ride before I head back into the studio to continue glazing, glazing, glazing!!!

Categories: bike, sunrise

As the sunrise gets later & later, the start of my ride seems to be getting darker & darker. With good cloud potential, the majority of my morning ride is now in darkness & early dawn. Saving the colorful sunrise surprise for towards the very end of my ride! Talk about anticipation!

 

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Categories: sunrise

Blue skies before the morning storms rolled through.
Home just minutes before the skies opened up.

Categories: photography, sunrise

Colorful clouds sweeping across the City this morning.
Big sky shows require big photos!

Categories: bike, sunrise

Clouded in all the right places. My morning bike ride started out dark & gloomy….
but WHOA and behold…
SPECTACULAR!!!! Even if the wind was blowing strong,
the waves were crashing and the lifeguard flags were dangerously RED!!!

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Categories: bike, sunrise

With this morning’s wind, waves & clouds, there wasn’t much of a sunrise to speak of.
But yesterday… started with a smattering of clouds and cleared up in time for the crazy influx of people for the Air & Water Show! All the more reason to ride EARLY in the morning!!!

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Quiet & warm this morning. A stillness accentuated with foggy humidity.
Layered clouds front & back… with the dark ones blocking the colored ones!!!

 

Categories: bike, sunrise

Not a lot of difference. Can’t really tell where the water stops and the sky begins???

Categories: bike, sunrise

Felt great riding this morning for a foggy, misty, humid morning…
working out all the kinks from yesterday’s 112 miles of hills!