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

We’re exactly one month away from the kick-off of my Summer Art Fair schedule. I start off on Memorial Day weekend and continue through the summer. Mark your calendars for the list of shows below. I’ve been making a lot of new work. Lots of bisque piling up in my studio… gotta start glazing & firing soon! And then it’s time to pull out the tent and dust it off. It will be fun to get out there again to see all the smiling faces of my wonderful customers!

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


And then it’s never too soon to start thinking about the holidays, right???

“My Home For The Holidays” Home Show
Saturday, November 19th, 2016 – 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, November 20th, 2016 – 10:00am-6:00pm

“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



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