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

Okay, so again for the record… I am not at all political.
But regardless of what your views may be, you’ve got to admit that the whole concept of “Alternative Facts” is pretty darn hysterical. I love that even Kellyanne can’t say it smoothly… notice her own hesitation before saying it for the first time. And you’ve got to love seeing a well-renowned, adult male journalist finding the humor in it all… and giggling like a twelve year old school-girl on “Meet The Press.”

Click here to see Anderson’s giggle-fest on “Meet The Press” … kinda.

Sure, it’s clear that this is edited. Kind of a mash-up to make it even funnier. Might have been footage for Anderson’s segment called “The RidicuList.” Which you have to admit this is… Alternative Facts?!!! You can’t make this sh#t up!!!… err, well apparently you can!!!

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Categories: television

Unfortunately, I can’t find BBC2 on my cable anywhere!!!
Guess I’ll need to wait to find it on YouTube in a couple days?!

Categories: movies, mugs, process, production, studio, television, tools

I frequently get asked what my studio looks like…. well, here it is as I was working at my wedging table this afternoon. A lot of pegboard. A lot of tools. A lot of handles to be attached to mugs!!! And one of my favorites on the TV… any guesses?

 

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Categories: holiday, television

Tired of the capitalism of Christmas?
Frustrated with crowded stores and fighting over that one doll left on the shelf?
Well, here’s an alternative. A new holiday… a FESTIVUS for the rest of us!

No Christmas Tree to decorate. Just a simple aluminum pole.
No Christmas Carols… just the “Airing of Grievances.”
No Christmas Presents… just the “Feats of Strength.”
Enticing, right?

Click here for a “Seinfeld” FESTIVUS recap video on YouYube.
… and another piece of the puzzle falls in place!

And nothing says “Christmas” like all the happy faces around the table.

So here’s an addition to consider for EVERYONE’s gift list for next year…

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Categories: creativity, holiday, television

Okay, so I’m not a huge fan of Mariah Carey. So there. I said it.
But I do like James Corden… and I LOVE Carpool Karaoke!!!
So this one is pretty cute… and it just gets better.

Click here to watch the Carpool Karaoke Video on YouTube!

I love when a plan comes together!!!
And they must have been planning this one for quite some time!!!
Just some of the others in the car…

Categories: television, vases

So I knew ahead of time that my vase would get smashed.
I knew that it would be on Episode Eight of “EMPIRE” Season Three.
I knew that it was finally going to air last night on Fox TV.
I didn’t know the context, the scene or how it would actually go down.
Who knew that such a sexy vixen would be smashing Lucius’ collection to get his attention… as though her strappy lingerie wouldn’t do it alone?! About 46 minutes into the episode… my vase got its 30 seconds of fame!

Pose… Pontificate… then she let go! SMASH!!!
And it smashed on the floor… and she moved onto the next precious item.

As a reminder… when I last saw my vases, they were freshly thrown and “done”.
Sixteen of them for rehearsals and multiple takes during filming.
The Props Dept. at EMPIRE painted the vases on-site for their own “vision.”

Very fun to see finally on television.
It was a great project to be part of… even it they did smash everything?!!!
Special thanks to my friend Amanda for hooking me up and making it happen!

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Categories: television, vases

Word on the street says that there might “allegedly” be a vase smashing on tomorrow night’s “EMPIRE” episode on Fox TV?! Can’t say too much… but watch for a ceramic vase made by “you know who” that may not survive till the end of the evening! They’ve been painted by the Props Dept. so even I don’t know what my vase might look like before it shatters!

If you see it, I’d love a good “screen grab.” Thanks!!!

Categories: television

Let’s do the Time Warp again…
or better yet, maybe some classics should never be toyed with.
We’ll see how this one plays out as I attach handles and sing-along
with the new “re-imagined” Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Not as much fun without all of the props to throw at the screen…

Categories: special events, television

Look what showed up in the mail today. Who would’ve thought
that I would ever get a real paycheck from 20th Century Fox???

Categories: television, vases

And so the Battle Begins… and it sounds like my handmade vases
will make their brief appearance on “EMPIRE” Episode 8 before they get smashed!!!
Watch closely… it might be quick?!

My understanding is that Episode 3 airs this week. I’ll keep you posted.

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