Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: production, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

Fresh from the kiln – and ready to head over to ART IN THE BARN “under cover of darkness” so they can “fly” off the shelves this weekend! Remember, as the newest member of “The Ghouls Collection”, they are a Limited Edition of forty… and when they’re gone, they’re gone forever!

Categories: holiday, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

A tiny new little batch of terra cotta pumpkins!
These cuties are headed to ART IN THE BARN as well.
Joining the rest of the pumpkin patch all boxed up & ready to go!!!

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Categories: kiln firing, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

A first glimpse of the newest member of THE GHOULS COLLECTION!!!
A limited-edition of forty in BATS to join the rest of the creepy characters!
Assorted color combinations each with a slightly different personality!

Categories: glaze, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

The newest limited-edition Ghouls are almost ready… they’ve been assembled, underglazed and now glazed with a low-fire clear. Sure, it looks green… but it will turn clear after firing! Keep in mind there are only FORTY of each Ghoul… and when they all fly away, they’re gone forever!

Categories: production, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

Okay… so it’s been a CRAZY BUSY WEEK!!!
I started making the new Ghouls & Pumpkins on Saturday…
of course, my bad as I procrastinated.
.. but now they’re well on their way to the art fair this weekend. There have been a couple clues that I saw some of you caught along the way, but here’s the first glimpse of the newest limited-edition Ghoul headed your way!

Categories: production, television, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

Still working in the studio trying to make some quick Ghouls…
and nothing is EVER quick! Not sure if it’s making FORTY of them,
or the painfully awkward Emmy Awards broadcast that I’m also watching on TV.
What? No host?… and do we really need to hype FOX’s own “The Masked Singer” any more??? Nope!!! It’s driving me batty!

And do I even need to mention that crazy dance production number in the middle that made absolutely no sense!!!… who was that, what was it there, more of the Masked Singers… and a juggler with a cardboard Meryl Streep mask?! What was that?!!!

Categories: art fair, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

Okay, jack o’lanterns done for now… still needing a bit of clean-up, a touch of underglaze and some clear low-fire glaze before the hit the kiln! But until then… I really, REALLY have to focus on those new “ghouls” for this year’s addition to “The Ghouls Collection.” Enough procrastinating… you’d think this is some sort of “fly by night” operation here!!!

Categories: art fair, holiday, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

Last night while I was soda firing, a few of these little cuties “sprouted” in my studio.
Still need a bit of underglaze colors and a firing before showing up next weekend
at ART IN THE BARN!!! Saturday, September 28th & Sunday, September 29th
on the grounds of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois.

Categories: animals, inspiration, The Ghouls Collection
Categories: holiday, terra cotta, The Ghouls Collection

Here’s to hoping everyone had a safe & fantastic PUMPKIN DAY today!!!
Lots of tricks & lots of treats. Happy Halloween everybody!!!