Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: artists, friends, holiday, My Talented Friends

Now that the holidays have passed, this week is a perfect chance to catch up
with some of “My Talented Friends” to share stories, break bread and trade goodies!

Today I had lunch with two of my “ART DETOUR” cohorts… my friend & metalsmith
Sarah Chapman
and potter-from-the-Northwoods Amy Higgason! We chatted and
shared some of our Christmas stories. As well as talking about some of our plans for
the upcoming year. With art fair application season right around the corner, it’s time
for all of us to consider where we want to be in the coming months! We had a nice lunch
at a local Thai restaurant – Amy’s choice as she doesn’t have Thai food in the Northwoods!
Along the way, there were also a few gifts shared, a few more trinkets purchased,
and we all left with more “goodies” than we came with!

Amy and I are both proud owners of some new “Chapman-wear”… me with a new
silver link bracelet and Amy with an incredible new ring. Custom-made by Sarah just for us!!!

I also added to my already expansive Christmas ornament collection…
adding two more Amy Higgason ornaments to the mix. Already on my tree…

Have I mentioned lately how much I love having “talented friends”???



December 28th, 2011

So sad to have missed it! Love the bracelet, Amy’s ring, and the ornaments.

December 29th, 2011

SNAG! Gorgeous! Hubba hubba! You DO have some talented friends! ;^) Nice work, Sarah and Amy!

December 31st, 2011

PAM – We missed you too.
The stories. The camaraderie. The gifts.
Too bad you and Pat were “too exhausted” to play with us?!
You missed your chance. And we missed you!!!

December 31st, 2011

AMY – Yes, it is true, I DO have Talented Friends.
And you should consider yourself one of them!
Hope you and Tom have a wonderful New Year…
with many new, beautiful handmade things to come!!!

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