Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
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Returning for another year to ART IN THE GARDEN is impressionist painter Deb Anderson. She has a brilliant touch when it comes to depicting her imagery with subtle brushwork and incredible color choices.

For more about Deb Anderson and her amazing paintings, click here.

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Another favorite artist at ART IN THE GARDEN is my buddy Cory McCrory. Amazing ceramic pieces made with paper clay showing off her love of color, textures and quirky-ness!!!

Always fun to play with Cory… in fact, we’re doing some collaborations together
just for ART IN THE GARDEN. You’ll have to stop by to see the final results of our joint project!!!

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

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With ART IN THE GARDEN just one week away, I thought it might be nice to show off some of the fine artists who will be joining me. Like master metalsmith Amy Taylor who will be hosting the event in her backyard. Amazing jewelry with beautiful stones and whimsical hinges… and her garden ain’t too shabby either!!! Be sure to stop by Glenview next weekend.

For more about Amy Taylor and her amazing metalwork, click here.

Categories: art fair, artists, garden

We’re just a week away from ART IN THE GARDEN.
A great grassroots art fair in Glenview, Illinois. A merry band of artists & talented friends pulling together to put on their own show in the backyard of master metalsmith Amy Taylor. It’s a beautiful setting for a cozy, intimate art experience where you really get a chance to see some great artwork, talk with the artists and relax in the garden. Plus, it’s the perfect chance for some of the artists to collaborate on a few projects together!!!

Mark your calendars… next weekend September 19th & 20th, 2017.

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Categories: art fair, artists, collaborations, friends, My Talented Friends, textures

ART IN THE GARDEN is right around the corner…
and some fun collaborations are in the works again this year!
My talented friend Cory McCrory and I are “spicing things up” and working on a new collaboration for the folks who come to the Garden!!! More to come…

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If you were to look at your calendar, you might realize that this coming weekend has traditionally been the Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival. But not THIS year!!! After 35 years, the City of Evanston has chosen to cancel their own show. No reason. No explanation.

So instead, you can come up to Glenview in two weeks for ART IN THE GARDEN
for your Fire When Ready Pottery hook-up!!! More to come…

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Who new that Pokemon was still a big deal?! Not me. But I do love this new graffiti mural on the City’s West Side… and I heard on the radio this morning that there is some Pokemon Go Fest happening downtown that is already SOLD OUT!!! Guess it’s more popular than I thought?!

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Huge THANKS to everyone who came out to the ‘burbs this weekend for the Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival. We had a great time – beautiful weather, tons of sunshine, albeit a few gusts, and a lot of great friends, Facebook Fans and customers stopping by to say Hello!!! So much fun seeing everyone… and watching a lot of my pots head off to their new homes!!! Thanks again Hinsdale!

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Day One of the Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival was great.
A bit windy… but good. We’re gearing up for Day Two.
C’mon by Booth #100 until 5:00pm!!!

Categories: art fair, glaze, mugs, stamped

Pricing & packing a fresh batch of glazed mugs for the Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival. Two days of fun in the sun in downtown Hinsdale in Garfield Park. C’mon by Saturday or Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm!!!

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