Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
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The first night of my pottery class this session we made some new clay stamps. They’re back from the bisque firing… and it was so much fun to see Grace using her new stamps last night to make this beautiful pattern on the bottom of her oval piece. A wonderful texture by my little stamping prodigy. Let the addiction begin…

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Another Christmas gift returned… Sad news of George Michael’s passing. From one of the few who can claim that they saw “WHAM” live at Poplar Creek in the 80′s!!!

Click here for the official video of “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” on YouTube.

But then he put away the flash & neon of The Eighties… and really proved he could sing!
Despite his personal demons, addictions and legal entanglements, he became an amazing songwriter & artist. He leaves behind quite the legacy. He will be missed. His voice silenced.

Click here for the official video for “Careless Whisper” on YouTube.

 

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Sure, many might have taken today as a pre-race “rest day.” But then I would have missed the incredible sunrise this morning. No dice… I have priorities.

 

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During the tour we heard lots of birds chirping. At least we thought they were birds. That was until someone else told us that sweet chirping sound was actually being made by tree frogs!!! What?… we urban Chicagoans don’t know much about tree frogs?!!!

Intrigued… we set out on finding the source of the sound.
Can you spot it hiding in Bob Briscoe’s wood pile?