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

Sure, Monday’s eclipse may have been a big deal, but I kinda prefer a “sweet eclipse”!!!

Categories: weather

A very big and well anticipated sky show this afternoon.
Unfortunately, it was pretty cloudy here in Chicago… a bit anticlimactic…
but here’s a cool photo of the eclipse from Instagram.
Special thanks to Glynnis Lessing for the clouded eclipse photo!

Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise, weather

Well, after yesterday’s storms, the clouds were still hanging out and the winds were quite strong. I was at camp and in the studio ALL day yesterday… apparently the storm was worse than I thought?!

Categories: bike, sunrise, weather

More clouds than sun this morning… more wind too!!! Most would have rolled over & gone back to sleep. But they would have missed the cool waves crashing all around… including up & over the bike trail at the S-curve of Lake Shore Drive. And yes, for the record, I pedaled through and my shoes got soaked. It’s just water, right???

Categories: weather

Incredibly clear blue skies today. That is until the clouds rolled in late this afternoon. I kinda expected to see a line with little triangles along the edge of this cloud front like you see on TV weather forecasts!

Categories: bike, weather

ABORT!!! ABORT!!! I just got up for the morning bike ride, got geared up and headed out. Sure, my weather app said 70% chance of rain… but being the eternal optimist, I thought I could squeeze in my ride before it went up to 90% at 6:00am. Wrong. So I pedaled two or three miles. Sprinkles. Another one or two and bit more rain. So I made the wise decision to head home. The winds shifted & picked up. The temperature dropped quickly. More rain… and just as I was walking up my back stairs… DOWNPOUR!!! Guess sometimes those weather apps are correct??? Huh.

Categories: weather

My morning under a sheet of ice… as seen through my frozen windshield.
Looks like someone’s gonna be scraping… and late!!!

Categories: friends, mugs, weather

So what better place to be than curled up in front of the fireplace with some hot cocoa in a stamped handmade mug. Looks familiar. Thanks to my buddy Pammy for showing off how she spent her afternoon!

Categories: weather

I know it was crazy hot & humid in Chicago this weekend…
but good god man, this is ridiculous!!! The posted temp this morning!!!

Categories: nature, photography, weather

The weather was SPECTACULAR today!!!
Some may even go as far as saying that it was HOT?!!!
The blue skies, high temps and cool breeze made it perfect for touring the Minnesota countryside on the quest for pottery.