Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Show Schedule: 2022

SUMMER 2022 ART FAIR SCHEDULE

“Plants & Pottery” Pop-Up Shop
Plenty of outdoor plants, coleus plants & pottery for everyone!
Friday, May 13th – 9:00am-4:00pm
Saturday, May 14th – 9:00am-4:00pm
At the gardens of Rosene & Gerry Snekhaus… my very first art fair friends!
2314 Skyway Road, Bartonville, Illinois
61607

Schaumburg Prairie Fine Arts Festival
Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 28th – 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, May 29th – 10:00am-5:00pm
On the grounds of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center adjacent to the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg.
101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL 60193 – Booth #17.

Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival
Saturday, June 4th – 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, June 5th – 10:00am-5:00pm
Burlington Park on Chicago Avenue between Washington & Garfield Streets
in Hinsdale, Illinois – Booth #69.

The Northern Illinois Pottery Tour
Saturday, June 11th – 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, June 12th – 10:00am-4:00pm
My “stop” will be at Cory McCrory’s studio.
217 Elmwood Place, Sandwich, Illinois 60548

A new Pottery Tour with a few of my friends… LIVE in-person this year!
The plan is to make this a fun weekend of driving around & touring the prairie lands west of Chicago near Sandwich, Illinois. I will be the “Guest Artist” at the studio of my friend Cory McCrory in Sandwich. There will be other studio locations in Aurora, Villa Park & Chicago. Check out www.northernilpotterytour.com for more details to come!

Glenview Summer Art Fair
Saturday, July 30th – 11:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, July 31st – 11:00am-5:00pm
NEW LOCATION!!! 2500 Chestnut Ave, Glenview, IL 60025
in the spacious parking lot of Attea Middle School

Art In The Garden : A Grassroots Art Fair
Saturday, September 10th – 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, September 11th – 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
Saturday, September 24th – 10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, September 25th – 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

The Cozy Cottage Pop-Up
Friday, November 12th, 2021 – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, November 13th, 2021 – 10:00am-5:00pm
4144 North Kenneth Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60641

“My Home For The Holidays” Home Show
Always the weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving!!!
Saturday, November 19th – 10:00am-6:00pm,
Sunday, November 20th – 10:00am-6:00pm
1353 West Rosemont #3, Chicago, Illinois 60660
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!!!

My Holiday Home Show #2
A second Holiday Home Show for those who need some last-minute gifts!
Saturday, December 10th, 2021 – 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, December 11th, 2021 – 10:00am-6:00pm
1353 West Rosemont #3, Chicago, Illinois 60660

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My work is also available year-round at…

My ETSY Shop
Click here to see the current selection on my ETSY Shop.
The inventory selection changes throughout the year.
Follow me on Facebook or Instagram for ETSY Shop update info!

My Online Pottery Store
Click to see the online selection here on my website!
Always available, always changing.
I keep adding new inventory so check back frequently.

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 – www.lillstreetstudios.com

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9 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!

Karen

June 1st, 2021

Please confirm the Glenview Art Fair Dates, as the listed dates are 2020. I don’t want to miss it.

June 1st, 2021

GOOD CATCH KAREN – I was “apparently” waiting for my show acceptance confirmation to update the show dates… and then forgot!!! And yes, you are correct… and I’ve corrected the list on my website! The correct days are Saturday, July 24th & Sunday, July 25th. Thanks for checking… and thanks for the heads-up!

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