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

Here’s a few of the collaboration salt & pepper shakers sets that went home yesterday. It’s a “mix & match” your own perfect set collaboration. You get one Cory shaker, one Gary shaker and one tray by either me or Cory. A fun game to put together your “perfect” set… a little harder for some with far too many combination options! Remember, again today only at ART IN THE GARDEN. We have a lot of great shakers & combinations left to play with!!!

Categories: art fair, collaborations

Amy Taylor made an amazing pendant using a ceramic hand made by Cory McCrory!!!
Just another collaboration you’ll see at ART IN THE GARDEN this weekend
in Glenview!!! Stop by Saturday or Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm.

Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations, soda-fired, textures

Here’s another “sneak peek” at some of the collaboration pieces that ART IN THE GARDEN host & master metalsmith Amy Taylor made with my textured tile “cabachons.” Limited quantities… come early to snatch yours up!

Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations

So I got a quick sneak peek at some more of the collaboration pieces that Amy Taylor has been working on with whimsical clay body parts by Cory McCrory & wood-turned pieces by Ken Skaggs. Can’t wait to see them for the big final reveal at ART IN THE GARDEN this weekend in Glenview!!!

Here’s the full information for ART IN THE GARDEN… tomorrow & Sunday!!!

Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations, color, production

With my collaboration shakers coming together nicely, it was time to finish them off with some colorful flashing slips and underglazes. Since Cory McCrory’s work is so bright & whimsical, I kinda felt I had to brighten my color palette. Up my game a bit. Fingers crossed that some of these bright underglazes work well in the soda firing!!! We’ll find out tomorrow night when I unload the kiln… and then Saturday morning when they are “revealed” at ART IN THE GARDEN.

Categories: art fair, artists

Bringing a splash of brilliant color to Amy’s already colorful garden is newcomer Jillian Hentschel. Her outrageously colorful work will be a great addition to ART IN THE GARDEN next weekend. We all hope you can stop by to join us for a great day in the garden!

Categories: art fair, artists

Also new to ART IN THE GARDEN this year is Nancy Sickbert-Wheeler. She will be showing off her beautiful metal works…each a miniature masterpiece painted with colorful enamels.


Categories: art fair, artists

This is the first year we’ve had a master woodworker joining us at ART IN THE GARDEN. Ken Staggs is joining us in the garden to show off his works made with a wide range of woods, each with a great story to go with the hand-turned piece!

Categories: art fair, artists

Colorful stained glass made with vintage glass, classic dishes and a great design style by Retta Hentschel. Returning for another year at ART IN THE GARDEN with lamps, windows, panels and garden stakes… you’ll need to stop by Glenview to see these pieces really shine in sunlight.

To see more of Retta’s work, and to follow her on Facebook, click here.


Categories: art fair, artists

Voted “Miss Congeniality” at last year’s ART IN THE GARDEN, Jill Wallace will be back again with her colorful hand-dyed silks. The colors & patterns are pretty wonderful with many of them made with ICE!!!… who knew?! Come to Glenview and find out how!!!