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.
PHOTOS: Tall ships in the Kenosha harbor
Tall ships return to the Kenosha harbor this week as part of the Tall Ships Challenge Aug. 2-4.
Vessels will arrive in a “Parade of Sail” on the afternoon of Aug. 1, led by Kenosha’s own tall ship – the schooner Red Witch. The Parade of Sail is free to view. People may view the Parade of Sail along the lakefront from Pennoyer Park, south to Eichelman Park.
Here are some photos of the tall ships previous trips to the Kenosha area.