Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
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It was a wonderful, fall weekend in Barrington. And a great time to sell art in the Barn!!

This past weekend was “Art In The Barn” Art Fair in Barrington, Illinois. It was fun selling art & seeing a lot of familiar faces… including a few former co-workers from my previous corporate life! I also had the honor of having a double-booth this time – my “prize” for being on of the Top 10 Selling Artists last year! It was another successful weekend – with lots of sales. It was by far my best outdoor art fair ever! Who knows?… if I’m lucky, I might just get a free double-booth again next year?

The double-booth gave me more room to spread out, show some extra work & room to chat with customers without feeling too crowded in the booth.

To make the weekend even better, I also had two great artist “neighbors.” My jeweler friend Molly Bitters was on one side, and a new photographer, Brad Pogatetz, was on the other. Both of them are very talented in their craft. And I came home with some new jewelry from Molly… after a little art fair “trading”!

It was a nice way to kick-off the fall season, complete with pumpkins, gourds, mums & hay bales… and a little art thrown in here & there. And a special thank you to everyone who came out to play this weekend… to shop… to chat… to hang out in the Barn.

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