Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: art fair, holiday, lidded jars, soda-fired, stamped

Just in case you haven’t heard the rumor by now… this weekend is my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!! With pottery in every room of my condo all decorated for Christmas… wit festive food & drink in the kitchen. Plus, the “Tired Of Shlepping Sale” is on the back porch with tons of discounted & clearance priced pottery. It’s the perfect chance to start your holiday shopping! So make your list… check it twice… then stop by this weekend Saturday & Sunday from 10:00am-6:00pm!

And bring a friend… or five!!!

Categories: art fair, holiday

So my “forest” of Christmas Trees is all ready for this HOLIDAY HOME SHOW weekend at my condo! I’ve got so many different sizes, patterns & textures… and some with metallic star toppers! They’re all over the place… trying to make room as there are a few more than I thought?! I think the grand total right now is at 83!!! Surely enough to find your favorites & put together a great looking trio for a bookshelf or mantle… or both! Or even a “long” forest of your own on a runner down the center of your dining room table?!

Saturday, November 18th & Sunday, November 19th – 10:00am-6:00pm
1353 West Rosemont #3, Chicago, Illinois 60660

Categories: art fair, mugs

Busy this afternoon setting up for my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW this weekend. The shelves are filling quickly… and I already have OVER A HUNDRED MUGS ready to go!!! They make the perfect holiday gift for your friends, co-workers or even yourself! Always food-safe, dishwasher-safe & microwave-safe! Surely there will be plenty of handmade mugs here to choose from!

Categories: color, nature, seasons

The beautiful Fall colors are still hanging on in Chicago… literally clinging to cement walls! Great colors, great textures & great shadows!

Categories: flowers, nature

A few more flowers popping up on the back porch…
a hanging basket of mini-petunias that survived the Halloween snowstorm!

Categories: holiday

I’ve added a little bling to a few of my Christmas Trees!!! Yes, a small collection of trees will have metallic star toppers! But which is your favorite… gold, silver or copper? And remember… they’re going to be first-come, first-served… no calling dibs!!!

Categories: color, glaze, holiday

Lots of colors, lots of patterns…
close-up details of some Christmas Trees fresh from the kiln!

Categories: art fair, holiday

So here’s a few more pictures of some of my clay Christmas Trees… all destined to make their “Big Debut” this weekend at my HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!! Lots to choose from… different textures, different sizes & different shades of green. Narrow it down if you must… but I think a “trio of trees” would look great on your fireplace mantle or dining room table! No dibs… it’s first come, first served.

Categories: bowls, glaze, holiday, kiln firing

Here’s a little sneaky-peek of some of my new Christmas Trees as I start unloading another glaze kiln! Just a couple more days until this weekend’s HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!! Tons of pottery everywhere… and a lot of trees too!!!

Categories: flowers, soda-fired, stamped, vases

Down the street there’s a beautiful hydrangea bush with these big, beautiful flower clusters. Luckily, I cut off a couple stems before the big Halloween snowfall… and now they’ve dried perfectly & maintained their green color. A perfect addition to my green stamped & soda-fired vase!