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

While wandering through the City, I stopped in to shops at the W Hotel to see some handmade hats & millinery pieces made by Britt Von Decker. She’s been helping me with some holiday magic this season. So cool to see her millinery work on display in a chi-chi New York boutique!

To see more about Britt and her amazing millinery hats & more… click here.

Loved the neon “centerpiece” light fixture hanging in the center of the shop.
Wish it worked so you could “grab up” some of Britt’s collection!

And some really cool cut-out metal tubes being used as a wall divider in the hotel lobby!!!

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Categories: friends, holiday, My Talented Friends

Just spent a wonderful day with friends for some post-Christmas festivities.
And some fun gift exchanges… like this handmade beauty from Roscoe my favorite canine friend… err, well… okay my guess is that maybe his momma had a hand in it. Thanks to my talented friend Sarah Chapman for the amazing new IRONMAN necklace… and Roscoe too!!!

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Categories: artists, My Talented Friends

And for those that missed MUD & METAL yesterday…
here’s a quick glimpse of some of Amy Taylor‘s metalsmithing handiwork.
So many beauties… many of which will be wrapped up & under a tree
in the next few days! Beautiful work. Talented friend.

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Categories: artists, My Talented Friends

This Saturday, My Talented Friend Amy Taylor will be joining me once again for the Second Holiday Home Show at my place. She makes some amazing jewelry… lots of great stones, shining silver and wobbly hinges!!! Yes, almost everything swivels on a hinge!!! So if you’re looking to buy more than just pottery, swing by to see Amy’s work at my condo this Saturday!

Mud & Metal : A Collaborative Holiday Home Show
Saturday, December 6th from 10:00am-6:00pm

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Categories: art fair, artists, friends, My Talented Friends
Another afternoon of fun hanging out with the talented Sarah Chapman
at the “One Of A Kind Show.” Lots of beautiful work, baubles & shadowplay!

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Categories: art fair, artists, My Talented Friends

Spent the day with my friend & talented metalsmith Sarah Chapman down at the “One Of A Kind Show” downtown at the Merchandise Mart. Her jewelry is pretty darn amazing… and so is she! Stop by tomorrow from 10:00am-5:00pm.

Amazing jewelry. Great designs. And fun customers…
one of whom referred to this second piece as “tiny baskets of frickin’ jewels.”

Categories: art fair, holiday, My Talented Friends

Still need to do some holiday shopping? Looking for that perfect gift for that perfect someone… or even yourself? Well, next Saturday is my Second Holiday Home Show. The perfect chance to swing by my place to do some shopping, chatting or just kickin’ back on my sofa! Also, my friend & fantastic metalsmith Amy Taylor will be joining me for the day with her beautiful jewelry. So mark your calendars for Saturday, December 16th at my place… and bring a friend or two!!!

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Categories: art fair, friends, My Talented Friends

Looks like my friend & talented metalsmith Amy Taylor has a lot of shining beauties on her workbench getting ready for next weekend. Remember, she’ll by my Guest Artist again for this year’s Mud & Metal : My Second Holiday Home Show on Saturday, December 16th. Mark your calendars!

Categories: art fair, friends, holiday, My Talented Friends

Just two weeks away… another HOLIDAY HOME SHOW!!!
This time with my friend & metalsmith Amy Taylor joining in the fun at my place.
Perfect for those last few people on your holiday shopping list… or if you’re like me,
a great chance to start your shopping! Mark your calendars now – December 16th!!!

Categories: artists, gallery, lillstreet, My Talented Friends

Okay, so here’s the explanation… and a great show in the Lillstreet Gallery Annex by my friend & metalsmith Kelly Novak. Her pieces are incredibly stark, sharp and surprisingly perfect for my week on the B&W Photo Challenge! Lots of metal, black leather and incredible shadows on the walls. And that’s why today I challenge her!!! “INTERVALS” by Kelly Novak through the end of the year.