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

Just a couple friendly faces that will be making an appearance on my living room wall during the Second Holiday Home Show this Saturday! Yes, I do make more than mere “pots”… I just don’t have a good place to hang them inside my art fair tent, so you may never have seen these before?!


Categories: art fair, artists, My Talented Friends

Spent the day with my friend & talented metalsmith Sarah Chapman down at the “One Of A Kind Show” downtown at the Merchandise Mart. Her jewelry is pretty darn amazing… and so is she! Stop by tomorrow from 10:00am-5:00pm.

Amazing jewelry. Great designs. And fun customers…
one of whom referred to this second piece as “tiny baskets of frickin’ jewels.”

Categories: art fair, holiday, My Talented Friends

Still need to do some holiday shopping? Looking for that perfect gift for that perfect someone… or even yourself? Well, next Saturday is my Second Holiday Home Show. The perfect chance to swing by my place to do some shopping, chatting or just kickin’ back on my sofa! Also, my friend & fantastic metalsmith Amy Taylor will be joining me for the day with her beautiful jewelry. So mark your calendars for Saturday, December 16th at my place… and bring a friend or two!!!


Categories: patterns, seasons

Morning snow on the backyard garden bench.
Texture. Pattern. Snow.

Categories: art fair, friends, My Talented Friends

Looks like my friend & talented metalsmith Amy Taylor has a lot of shining beauties on her workbench getting ready for next weekend. Remember, she’ll by my Guest Artist again for this year’s Mud & Metal : My Second Holiday Home Show on Saturday, December 16th. Mark your calendars!

Categories: bike, sunrise

Another chilly bike ride with wind chills down into the single digits this morning. Good thing I have layers!!… and apparently lots of planes headed towards O’Hare?!

And a matter of FOCUS… spokes or sunrise???


Categories: bike, Chicago, sunrise

Okay, so it was a little colder than I expected. And maybe I didn’t have the right gloves on… and perhaps my fingers were freezing?! Regardless, the morning was quite crisp & clear as a low layer of clouds blocked the morning sun. And I was too sweaty & chilled to sit there and wait for the sun to make it over the clouds… sorry…. brrrr…


Categories: art fair, mugs

Well, it’s 7:00am…
and what better way to kick-off St. Nick’s Day than with an Online Mug Sale?!

So the annual online sale just started on my Facebook pottery page.
Click here and grab a mug or two as soon as you can.
It’s first come, first served… and when they’re gone, they’re GONE!!!

Here’s a quick glimpse… nine of the sixteen mugs!!
Check them all out at

Categories: art fair, mugs

Coming soon to a Facebook page near you…
The St. Nick’s Day Online Mug Sale starts in just one hour
on my Facebook pottery page…¬†

Categories: art fair, mugs

Get ready… get set… The St. Nick’s Day Online Mug Sale starts soon!
Be sure to check out my Facebook pottery page at 7:00am CST to grab a mug or two… for yourself or for that special someone on your holiday shopping list!