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

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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.

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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!!!

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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.

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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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Some fun graffiti art under the bridge at Lake Shore Drive and Illinois… just as you’re leaving Navy Pier! A fun mix of street art, spray paint and Chicago sport team pride!