Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: flowers, garden, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Enjoying late afternoon flowers on the back porch. Vibrant & fragrant bee balm flowers & furry smoke bush clippings in a soda-fired ikebana vase… and a mini hosta in a handmade flower pot!

Categories: flowers, soda-fired, stamped, vases

When a vase finally gets flowers… it’s like some kind of destiny fulfilled! Thank you Sarah for sharing your beautiful roses in my stamped & soda-fired vase! A nice addition to your kitchen.

Categories: flowers, garden, porcelain, soda-fired, stamped, vases

A little sweet cup of little spring pretties!
Fragrant Lily-Of-The-Valley blooms from my garden
in a small porcelain stamped & soda-fired cup!

Categories: flowers, friends, soda-fired, stamped, vases

My friend Tracy was sharing her fragrant Lily-Of-The-Valley blooms with a neighbor for her birthday… and just needed a nice handmade vase to put them in! So glad we could work out a no-contact “delivery”… and a good time to chat & actually see a friend face-to-face for a change!!!

Categories: flowers, friends, porcelain, stamped, vases

Bringing some of Nature’s beauty inside to avoid overnight cold warnings… Tracy was showing off her tulips in her new porcelain vase from my “Quite White Collection.” Love how the colorful tulips really “pop” against the crisp whiteness!

Kinda wondering if I should re-visit this white collection???
It’s been a while.

Categories: flowers, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Just one of the vases included in this first “installment” of my online pottery sale. Sometimes you just need to see a vase with flowers to picture its full beauty & potential. BYOL… bring your own lilacs!

Categories: bowls, mugs, pitchers, pottery, soda-fired, vases

So this first “batch” of pottery is all separated, photographed, numbered and ready-to-go… mugs, bowls, vases, pitchers, teapots, berry bowls and more! It’s going to be first-come-first served… so grab ’em as you can! And then I’ll continue to replenish as some of these pieces get shipped out. More details coming VERY soon!

Categories: process, production, vases, wheelthrowing

Just another fun night of making mini vases… even more fun when you’re thowing off-the-hump!!! Making more cutie-patooties!

Categories: flowers, seasons, soda-fired, stamped, vases

A little splash of cheery sunshine & beautiful spring flowers
from one of my customers up in Wisconsin…
eager to show off her new stamped & soda-fired vase!

Categories: pottery, soda-fired, stamped, vases

So you know that skinny little area above your stove? Like that two-inches of “useless” space? Well, I am a firm believer of “more is more”… so I have a tendency to use every space with MORE!!! Gotta love a good collection! Like these little cutie-patooties lined up filling that useless above-stove area in my kitchen!!!