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

After the clouds moved out, the customers came to shop.
It was great to see so many of my dedicated followers stop by to say hello!
Plus, it was great to get two award ribbons this weekend as well…
not just one, but TWO!!!

The first ribbon was a special Merit Award from the show organizers
Not quite “Best Of Show”… but always nice to be recognized for your hard work & creative
efforts. Plus, the prize is basically reimbursement of my booth fee!                               Sweet.

The second was a Special Sponsor Award from Dr. Bruce & Lynne Peterson.
Apparently, local businesses “pledge” to purchase a certain amount during the fair. Then,
people from the company come to the show and decide who they want to award & spend
their money with. Well, I was lucky enough to be chosen for one of these awards.
So I not only got a cool ribbon & certificate… I also sold more work!!!

1 Comment

Donna Conley

May 28th, 2012

That “Special Sponsor Award” is a great idea!
In these times of lower sales at just about every art event I’ve seen in the last few years it seems a good way to involve more of the buying community as well as reward the artists. Kudos to whoever thought that one up!
Love your work by the way and hope to see you in the flesh next time I’m at Lillstreet!

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