Neriage

Tony Gucciardo and his daughter, Kara Gucciardo, often work together at his Neriage booth at HarborMarket.

Vendor: Neriage ... Tony Gucciardo

Phone number: 262-914-1351

Where are you from? Pleasant Prairie

How long have you been selling at the market? 12 years

What dates in 2019 do you plan to be at the market? All of July and August and two in September

Products sold at the market: Unique porcelain art called Neriage, honey, garlic and jam.

Top seller on Saturdays at the market: My porcelain art

How did you get started? I learned the technique of Neriage 40 years ago. Earth oxides are added to porcelain clay to produce colors. Images of stars, sun, moon and constellations are inlayed in the clay before it is fired in a kiln at 2248 degrees F.

What do regular customers say about you? Customers love my garlic hot pepper jam, garlic and honey.

What do you like about Kenosha’s market? Visiting with my customers, whom I greatly appreciate. Also, I can be home after the market in 10 minutes.

What’s your most unique or unusual market story? I was a high school teacher for 34 years. It puts a smile on my face when my past students stop by.

Do you have other favorite stands at the market? Far too many to mention. Many vendors have become my close friends.

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