Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Show Schedule: 2020

SUMMER 2020 ART FAIR SCHEDULE

Prairie View Art Invitational – CANCELLED due to COVID-19
Friday, April 3rd, 2020 – 6:00pm-9:00pm : food trucks & champagne reception!!!
Saturday, April 4th, 2020 – 10:00am-4:00pm : never-ending soup bowls! Yum!
DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church
1828 Old Naperville Road, Naperville, Illinois

Schaumburg Prairie Fine Arts FestivalCANCELLED due to COVID-19
Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 – 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, May 24th, 2020 – 10:00am-5:00pm

Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center
201 Schaumburg Court in Schaumburg, Illinois

Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival – POSTPONED due to COVID-19
The original “usual” dates were June 6th & June 7th, but… now new dates!
Saturday, August 15th, 2019  & Sunday, August 16th, 2019 – 10:00am-5:00pm

Glenview Summer Art Fair – CANCELLED due to COVID-19
Saturday, July 25th, 2020 – 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, July 26th, 2020 – 10:00am-5:00pm
On the grounds of Lyons School a the corner of
Lake Street & Waukegan Roads in Glenview, Illinois

Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival – THIS ONE IS STILL ON !!!
Saturday, August 15th, 2019 – 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, August 16th, 2019 – 10:00am-5:00pm
Burlington Park on Chicago Avenue between Washington & Garfield Streets
in Hinsdale, Illinois

Art In The Garden : A Grassroots Art Fair – THIS ONE IS STILL ON !!!
Saturday, August 29th, 2020 – 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, August 30th, 2020 – 10:00am-5:00pm
1740 Grove Street, 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, mosaics by Kristin Dunn-Conneely, woodwork by Ken Staggs, glass beads & jewelry by Donna Sauers, stained glass by Retta Hentschel and more!

Art In The Barn CANCELLED due to COVID-19
Saturday, September 26th, 2020 – 10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, September 27th, 2020 – 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

“My Home For The Holidays” Home Show – STILL ON WITH CHANGES!!!
1353 West Rosemont #3, Chicago, Illinois 60660 – text to (773) 307-8664
On the southeast corner of Rosemont & Glenwood in the Edgewater Glen neighborhood… it’s the one with the handmade green ceramic totem pole in front!!!

So this year, due to the Covid-craziness, we’re having to change everything up. I am offering up a limited number of appointments to keep our gathering size down, plus allow for proper social distancing & safety guidelines. The following shows the dates I currently have on the schedule, but to book an appointment or to get more details… click on “MY HOLIDAY HOME SHOW 2020” in the top right corner of my blog…. or you can click directly here!

Wednesday, November 18 – by appointment only 6:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday, November 19 – by appointment only 6:00pm-10:00pm
Friday, November 20 – by appointment only 6:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday, November 21 – limited “open house” 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, November 22 – limited “open house” 10:00am-6:00pm
Monday, November 23 – by appointment only 6:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday, November 24 – by appointment only 6:00pm-10:00pm
Friday, November 25 – by appointment only 6:00pm-10:00pm

After Thanksgiving, the Holiday Home Show will still be open by appointment only. Please feel free to send me an e-mail to set-up an appointment.
gary@firewhenreadypottery

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

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My work is also available year-round at…

Lillstreet Studios – my pottery studio is 205 West
on the second floor Lillstreet Art Center. This is where the “magic” happens!
With six other artists in Studio 205 West, our open studio hours are determined by when one of is there working – or by appointment.
4401 North Ravenswood at Montrose, Chicago, Illinois
For more information – lillstreetstudios.com

Lillstreet Gallery – Made At Lillstreet
A small selection of work representing some of the studio artists & teachers at Lillstreet Art Center. For more information – lillstreet.com
Or click here to go directly to my page of the gallery!

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7 Comments

Sharon Turesk

April 17th, 2013

I’m interested in purchasing a small quantity of “glazed tiles” to make a repair. (We purchased a framed artwork consisting of a grouping of approx. 1-1/2″ glazed tiles some years ago at a Schaumburg Arts Festival. Please contact me via e-mail to let me know if you would sell these -in a small quantity. Size can vary. I’m thinking of epoxying them over a few gaping holes I have in a rattan drawer.
Thank you, Sharon Turesk

April 21st, 2013

SHARON – I do have more of those tiles, lots more, and I could sell off a few for your project. Do you want them to “coordinate” with the colors of the tile piece you’ve got? If so, shoot me an e-mail with a picture of your wall piece. As well as an estimate of how many tiles you might be looking for?! I could either send them to you, or I could bring them out to the Schaumburg Art Fair if you’re coming back this May.

Jane

December 13th, 2013

Where is the Sat Dec 14 show? Time?

December 13th, 2013

JANE – The show tomorrow is at my home in Chicago from 10:00am-6:00pm. I live on the north side pretty close to Loyola University. I’ll send you an e-mail with the address. Thanks for checking. I hope you can make it tomorrow!!!

January 2nd, 2014

I love these wall pillows, and I’d like to see them in person. Are you open on Saturdays? What are their sizes, and how much do they cost?
Thanks,
Barb

January 3rd, 2014

BARBARA – And I would love for YOU to see them in person too! I can meet you at my studio on Saturdays if that’s best for you. We just need to arrange a time as we don’t have “standard hours” in my studio. I’ve just responded to your e-mail. Hopefully you’ve received the information and we can work out a time for tomorrow. Thanks for checking in!

Donna Scott Babcock

August 22nd, 2014

Hey, glad I found your website, I named my son Jackson because of a guy named Gary Jackson that I met in 1972. Hoped you were him. But of course you’re not. However I love your story, I also love art and bike riding. I’m working hard for corporate’s and you have inspired me to work harder for my loves. I’m from Louisville, Kentucky. Maybe I’ll be able to see your work there. Keep sending good vibes!

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