Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Handmade Pottery Aprons

Every potter loves playing in the mud.
But that doesn’t mean that they want to wear it all the time.
So a new potter’s apron might just be the perfect gift for your favorite potter... or yourself!

Even my friend & fellow potter Greg Schultz wears his apron proudly…

Specialized Potter Aprons : Handmade by my Mom!!!

Here are some quick details about the specialized pottery aprons:
* Durable & washable heavy broadcloth fabric
* Lower section splits into two panels to cover each leg as you sit at the wheel
* Patch pockets on the back of each hip
* Straps actually go over the shoulders to avoid neck strain & fatigue
* Three buttons for height adjustments
* Three buttons for width adjustments
* One size fits all….for the most part.

My pottery buddy Catherine showing of her new apron… her first apron was literally threadbare where she wipes her hands on her thighs every day. Not too bad though, as she has been wearing that apron practically every day for over a decade!!!

And master metalsmith Amy Taylor showing off her apron…
see, it’s not just for potters!

Listed below is the current pottery apron inventory.
If you are interested in purchasing an apron please send me a quick e-mail
to “secure” your choice… gary@firewhenreadypottery.com.

They are $50 each which includes shipping & handling in the contiguous United States.
They are first come, first serve! Don’t miss out.

APRON H – MUSIC EBONY
A retro-vibe with a musical flair.

APRON X – COBALT KNOTS
A beautiful cobalt blue background with some twisted knots to tie things up!

APRON 9 – RHYTHM LINEN
An understated geometric pattern in neutral colors…
perfect as the clay won’t show up too much on it!!!

APRON 11 – SOLID APPLE
A vibrant green apron to brighten your day – they’ll definitely see you coming in this one!
also ideal for that gardener in the family who is always covered in dirt!!!

Again, just let me know if you would like to purchase an apron.
Send me an e-mail to “claim” your apron… gary@firewhenreadypottery.com
First come, first served!!! Grab’em while you can!!!

My Mom would be thrilled to  sell some more of these custom pottery aprons…
which then means she can make some more!

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14 Comments

Tony

March 9th, 2015

Hello. Awesome blog! Your mom does great work on the aprons. I was curious if she does any custom if you want a certain color/pattern? I have a sister who teaches ceramics and jewelry making who is a huge Indianapolis Colts fan so would be curious to know if something could be done in either the team’s colors OR in her school colors. Any info would help. Thanks!

March 9th, 2015

HEY TONY – I pretty sure she could figure something out. It doesn’t sound too hard to me. We may not have specific Indy Colts colored fabrics in the Chicago area, but I’m pretty sure she could “patchwork” some of the pieces together to make it happen. I’ll forward your message and e-mail to her so she can contact you directly. GARY

Maureen Lochey

January 31st, 2016

I would like a apron …how much are they and how do I go about getting one

Maureen Lochey

January 31st, 2016

Sorry I do see the price but sill haven’t found where to order J

January 31st, 2016

GOOD AFTERNOON MAUREEN –
All you need to do is send me an e-mail saying which apron you would like. I think there are three currently in the inventory. I will forward your e-mail to my Mom the seamstress. She will be SO excited to sell another one. She has the aprons at her place, so you’ll send your check directly to her and she’ll mail the apron to you. Easy-peezy. Just start with an e-mail to gary@firewhenreadypottery and we’ll get it started for you. Thanks for checking in – GARY

July 20th, 2017

Does your mom have any aprons? I want one.

July 20th, 2017

HEY MAX – If you go to the list of “Pages” in the top right corner of my blog, you’ll see a category for Handmade Pottery Aprons. Click on that and you’ll some more information about the aprons… AND her current inventory! Or, you can just click here.

Sharon

January 13th, 2018

Please send email address so I can order an apron.

January 14th, 2018

HEY SHARON –
Thanks for you interest in my Mom’s Handmade Pottery Aprons. I think I saw that you already found my e-mail address… and have already sent an e-mail… but just in case I’m wrong my email is gary@firewhenreadypottery.com

February 19th, 2018

[...] Click here to see the full inventory and instructions. Or you can always click on the “Handmade Pottery Aprons” tab in the right column at any time to see her current inventory. [...]

Lynn Fox

February 19th, 2018

I would like to purchase the “Panorama Teal” pottery apron if still available.

February 19th, 2018

HEY LYNN –
Apron #8 Sedan Panorama Teal is still available…
so I’ve marked it s SOLD… cuz’ it’s just for you!!!
I’ll send you an e-mail with a few more details.
Thanks – GARY

David Fonseca

March 15th, 2018

Gary,
I am interested in Apron H – Apron Ebony if it is still available. You AND your mom create great works!!
Btw, I emphasize your approach to texture to my students. They enjoy the variety and endless possibilities. Keep up the great work!

David

March 17th, 2018

HEY DAVID – Thanks for your great comments and interest in my work… and my Mom’s aprons! Apron H is still available. I will send you an e-mail with more details and connecting you with my Mom for shipping info. Thanks again!

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