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

Robert Frost bronze statue in the center of Burlington Park…
looking a bit from the morning rain.

But it has stopped raining for now as we prepare for Day Two
of the Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival.




Categories: art fair

By lunch time the clouds had moved out and we had a beautiful afternoon in Burlington Park. Hoping for more of the same tomorrow… so be sure to stop by and say “Hi” in Booth #102. It’s the Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival… rain or shine! … fingers crossed for shine!!!

Categories: art fair, soda-fired, stamped, teapot

Okay, so Day One of the Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival was a bit on the soggy side. Rain all morning to dampen everyone’s spirits. Luckily, pottery only looks better when it’s wet, right?! And when the clouds moved out, the afternoon was much better!

Categories: art fair

Gotta love a good Friday art fair set-up. White tent & shelving done…
for tomorrow I fill them with pots!!!!

Remember this weekend is the Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival in Burlington Park
in downtown Hinsdale. 10:00am to 5:00pm both Saturday & Sunday.
Booth #102 right under the shade trees!!!

Categories: art fair, flowers, terra cotta

A huge THANK YOU this morning for everyone who came out this weekend to the Schaumburg Prairie Arts Festival in the blazing sun & heat. It was so good to see everyone and a great way to kick-off my summer art fair schedule. We all made it through… even my flowers that I had to water like every 30 minutes to keep them from frying in the sun!!!

Categories: art fair

Not a bad location… and a great place for this weekend’s art fair
with white tents along the pond’s edge at the Schaumburg Prairie Arts Festival.
It’s Day Two and I’m looking forward to another beautiful day…
and sending a lot of pots off to their new homes!

C’mon by… we’re here from 10:00am-5:00pm today
at the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Categories: art fair

Sure, it was a little on the “warm” side today… okay, HOT… SUMMER IS HERE!!!
But at least we had a nice breeze & blue skies all day at the Schaumburg Prairie Arts Festival. Expecting more of the same tomorrow!!! Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate…

Categories: art fair

Not a bad way to start my day! It was a good day at the Schaumburg Prairie Arts Festival
and we do it again tomorrow from 10:00am-5:00pm… c’mon by!

Categories: art fair

All packed up and ready to go!!!
Come out to the Schaumburg Prairie Arts Festival this Saturday & Sunday.
10:00am-5:00pm both days out in the park at the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center.
I’ll be in the same spot as usual… right on the corner in Booth #53.
Plenty of pots for everyone… and planters for your Spring flowers!!!

Categories: art fair

Whoo-Hoo!…  My new Summer Art Fair postcards just arrived!!!
Time to “make it official” and post my art fair schedule for this coming summer season!
Which starts soon… my FIRST summer art fair is NEXT WEEKEND in Schaumburg!!!


Schaumburg Prairie Fine Arts Festival
Saturday, May 26th, 2018 – 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, May 27th, 2018 – 10:00am-5:00pm
Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center
201 Schaumburg Court in Schaumburg, Illinois

Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival
Saturday, June 9th, 2018 – 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, June 10th, 2018 – 10:00am-5:00pm
Burlington Park on Chicago Avenue between Washington & Garfield Streets
in Hinsdale, Illinois

Glenview Summer Art Fair
Saturday, July 28th, 2018 – 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, July 29th, 2018 – 10:00am-5:00pm
Lyons School on the corner of Lake Street & Waukegan Road in Glenview

Art In The Garden : A Grassroots Art Fair
Saturday, September 8th, 2018 – 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, September 9th, 2018 – 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 and more!

Art In The Barn
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 – 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 – 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 a few going further into Fall… but please feel free to mark your calendars!

“My Home For The Holidays” Home Show
Saturday, November 17th, 2018 – 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, November 18th, 2018 – 10:00am-6:00pm
More details to come…

“Mud & Metal” : A Collaborative Holiday Home Show
A second Holiday Home Show for those who need some last-minute gifts!
The second or third Saturday of December???  – More details to come…