Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Show Schedule: 2017

SUMMER 2017 ART FAIR SCHEDULE coming soon!
Still applying & waiting… details to come…

Schaumburg Prairie Fine Arts Festival
Saturday, May 28th, 2016 – 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, May 29th, 2016 – 10:00am-5:00pm
Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center
201 Schaumburg Court in Schaumburg, Illinois

Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival
Saturday, June 11th, 2016 – 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, June 12th, 2016 – 10:00am-5:00pm
Burlington Park on Chicago Avenue between Washington & Garfield Streets
in Hinsdale, Illinois

Evanston Lakeshore Fine Arts Festival
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 – 11:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, August 7th, 2016 – 11:00am-6:00pm
Along Lake Michigan’s shores at Dawes Park on Sheridan Road at Clark Street
in Evanston, Illinois

Art In The Garden : A Grassroots Art Fair
Saturday, September 1oth, 2016 – 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, September 11th, 2016 – 10:00am-5:00pm
1205 Hutchings Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025
One block west of Waukegan Road, between Lake Street and Glenview Road.
It’s a special weekend to play with some of My Talented Friends!!!
We’re at the home of metalsmith Amy Taylor, with our other artist friends…
including wonderful & whimsical paperclay artistry of Cory McCrory, glass bead jewelry by Donna Sauers, metal jewelry by Carole Axium, paintings & sculptures by Martin Chadwick, stained glass by Retta Hentschel and ice-dyed scarves by Jill Wheeler.

Art In The Barn
Saturday, September 24th, 2016 – 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, September 25th, 2016 – 10:00am-5:00pm
Located on the grounds (and in the barns) of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
on Route 22 in Barrington, Illinois – Lower Barn E4 & E6

“My Home For The Holidays” Home Show
Saturday, November 19th, 2016 – 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, November 20th, 2016 – 10:00am-6:00pm
Contact me for invitations & more information…

“Mud & Metal” : A Collaborative Holiday Home Show
A second Holiday Home Show for those who need some last-minute gifts!
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 – 10:00am-6:00pm
More details to come…


My work is also available year-round at…

Lillstreet Studios – my pottery studio is 205 West
on the second floor Lillstreet Art Center. This is where the “magic” happens!
With six other artists in Studio 205 West, our open studio hours are determined
by when one of is there working – or by appointment.
4401 North Ravenswood at Montrose, Chicago, Illinois
For more information –

City Olive
Stop by and check out quality olive oils and gourmet foods from around the world.
Andersonville : 5644 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60660
For more information –

Beans & Leaves Coffee & Tea Cafe
Handmade mugs to go along with their specialty coffees & teas. Available online!
320 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove, Illinois 60047
For more information –
Click here to shop handmade mugs online.




Sharon Turesk

April 17th, 2013

I’m interested in purchasing a small quantity of “glazed tiles” to make a repair. (We purchased a framed artwork consisting of a grouping of approx. 1-1/2″ glazed tiles some years ago at a Schaumburg Arts Festival. Please contact me via e-mail to let me know if you would sell these -in a small quantity. Size can vary. I’m thinking of epoxying them over a few gaping holes I have in a rattan drawer.
Thank you, Sharon Turesk

April 21st, 2013

SHARON – I do have more of those tiles, lots more, and I could sell off a few for your project. Do you want them to “coordinate” with the colors of the tile piece you’ve got? If so, shoot me an e-mail with a picture of your wall piece. As well as an estimate of how many tiles you might be looking for?! I could either send them to you, or I could bring them out to the Schaumburg Art Fair if you’re coming back this May.


December 13th, 2013

Where is the Sat Dec 14 show? Time?

December 13th, 2013

JANE – The show tomorrow is at my home in Chicago from 10:00am-6:00pm. I live on the north side pretty close to Loyola University. I’ll send you an e-mail with the address. Thanks for checking. I hope you can make it tomorrow!!!

January 2nd, 2014

I love these wall pillows, and I’d like to see them in person. Are you open on Saturdays? What are their sizes, and how much do they cost?

January 3rd, 2014

BARBARA – And I would love for YOU to see them in person too! I can meet you at my studio on Saturdays if that’s best for you. We just need to arrange a time as we don’t have “standard hours” in my studio. I’ve just responded to your e-mail. Hopefully you’ve received the information and we can work out a time for tomorrow. Thanks for checking in!

Donna Scott Babcock

August 22nd, 2014

Hey, glad I found your website, I named my son Jackson because of a guy named Gary Jackson that I met in 1972. Hoped you were him. But of course you’re not. However I love your story, I also love art and bike riding. I’m working hard for corporate’s and you have inspired me to work harder for my loves. I’m from Louisville, Kentucky. Maybe I’ll be able to see your work there. Keep sending good vibes!

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