Spring is Here and Oklahoma City Art Festival!

I am making pots like a crazy woman! Getting ready for the big spring show in Oklahoma City! It starts Tuesday April 21 and goes through Sunday April 26. The hours are long. Tuesday starts at 7 am and goes to 9pm. All the other days are 11 am to 9 pm. concluding Sunday at 5pm. We are sooooo happy to return. Our tent space is #8D, Not far from Reno Street. Come early in the show for an unusual selection of my newest work.

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Workshop Starring Rob Withrow

Please make plans now to join us here at Antioch Pottery for a fabulous workshop: A Day With Rob Withrow. Rob is coming from southern North Carolina to share his talent with our group. He will transform thrown vessels into folk art faces like you have never seen. I am so excited! No experience is necessary to enjoy this opportunity. The workshop begins at 10, goes til 3. Lunch and refreshments are included.  Fee is $65. Pre registration is required as space is limited. Call now! Jill @ 847-852-0636.

Antioch Pottery is at 25942 W. heart O Lakes in Antioch, IL 60002

Checks payable to Jill Tortorella may be sent to the above address.

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Hello Green Bay!

Friday we head up north to Arti Gras in Greenbay. Its indoors, of course, at Shopko Hall, across from Lambeau Field. I have a lot of brand new spring pots to show you. My space is #48, right at the entrance. Its from 10 to 5 Saturday and 10 to 4 on Sunday

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The Kalamazoo Garage Sale Art Fair

This is the fabulous show where we take all our leftovers, seconds and just fun stuff to sell it all at a fraction of its value!  Dont miss this show. 125 of your favorite artists are all here. Its one day only, Saturday February 28 at 9am sharp. Hotels are cheap in Kalamazoo, ours is the Country Inn and Suites only $51. I hope to see you here!

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Happy Holidays From Jill Tortorella Pottery

Time is flying by, its almost 2015. I wish you the happiest of new years and thank you for your patronage. My show schedule for 2015 is shaping up now. The first tour takes me to Florida. January 30 – February 1 I will be in New Smyrna Beach, near Daytona. My space # is 170.

The following weekend I will be at Mt. Dora Festival of Art is space #D111, right on Donnelley Street. thats February 7 & 8.

If you are on my Florida list I sure hope to share my new work!

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The Holiday Season is Here!

I have set out a nice variety of pottery very suitable for holiday gifts. No frills, no flowers in the vases, but literally stacks of pots you can look through! There is even bags and paper out there for self serve. Please come or call anytime for an appointment. I can still make a custom last minute gift! Jill Tortorella 847-852-0636Booth.jpg

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The Open House was a Record Maker!

Thanks to all who came and took away hundreds of pots. Now I am working on orders and new ideas! If you need a piece for yourself or a gift, call me and we can set something aside for you. 847-852-0636. Have a really great Thanksgiving with your families. I look forward to meeting you again, check my show list for 2015 ! Squiggle Baker Continue reading

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Its Finally Time! The Annual Open House is November 15 & 16

Nesting Lotus BowlsMy studio gets a cleaning and all the newest pots will be on display for the Open House! Its Saturday and Sunday, November 15 & 16 this year.  Open at 10 am with a Saturday hot kiln unloading, the show goes til 4 each day. There is refreshments. I truly have something for everyone on your gift list. Mention this post for a 10% loyalty discount. I gotta go back out and make stuff, see you on the 15th!

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I am Leaving for a Three Show Trip South

Leaving for three exciting shows, Tuscaloosa Alabama: the Kentuck Festival of Art is October 18 & 19. On to Memphis for: Riverarts on October 24, 25 & 26. Ending with the most exciting all pottery festival ever: Western North Carolina Pottery Festival on Saturday November 1 in Dillsboro, NC.  If you like to travel as much as I do, maybe I will see you there. Stay tuned because MY ANNUAL POTTERY OPEN HOUSE is November 15 & 16 this year. Invites go out next week!

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Art in the Barn is this Weekend

I will be at Art in the Barn, Barrington, Illinois, this weekend. Its on the grounds of Good Shepherd Hospital on Rt. 22 west of Rt 50. its from 10 to 5. Lots of fun for the whole family. Great childrens art area. Hope you can come see me.

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