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

Trying to sneak in a quick bike ride before heading back to ART IN THE GARDEN Day Two. Not so excited to wake up to strong winds along the lake… just hoping it’s not that windy in Glenview! It was cool to see the waves crashing everywhere… I just don’t want my booth to be “crashing” too!

Categories: bike, sunrise

It was a dark & windy morning with just a sliver of sunrise color peeping through.
With the wind blowing so hard, I had hoped that that one big cloud would move out
of the way just enough to let the sun make an appearance… and more importantly
illuminate the clouds with sunrise colors!

I WAS COMPLETELY WRONGand it’s been gray ever since!

The sunrise may not have been so spectacular this morning…
but the crashing waves all around sure were!!!

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Categories: bike, sunrise

Low-flying clouds along the horizon. Another warm start to another beautiful day…
kinda the same as yesterday???… and yes, the geese were still there today!

 

Categories: bike, sunrise

Dark & cloudy. Hot & humid.
Might be September, but it still feels like Summer. Fine by me…
especially when my morning ride is this AMAZING!!!

And I guess we found out where the Canadian Geese have been hanging out…

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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