"In good hands" continues the series of the H&G staffers' forays into crafty culture and classes. This time around, reporter Mary Daniels attended a pottery workshop with teapot-maker and artist Fong Choo. The piece points out that throwing pots is a study in detachment; even a master potter like Fong Choo loses 80% of his work during the firing stage. Happily, Mary managed to bring home a beautiful tea mug from the class at the Evanston Art Center.
Info on upcoming pottery classes is available at evanstonartcenter.org.
Also from H&G this week:
Gimme Shelter: The shelter mag roundup features Real Simple, Natural Home, BH&G, and local consumer magazine, Chicago Consumers Checkbook. In the newest Checkbook, a survey shows grocery prices at Butera Market, Cub Foods and Super Target are 7 - 26% lower than at Dominicks and Jewel - any thoughts from the food shoppers out there?
5 Things to Do...: before taking on that whopper of a job, painting the exterior of your home. A helpful list that makes me really happy I live in a condo.
Gardening : Choosing late blooming native plants for your garden; which to use, where to get them and five tips for success.
Dishing: Ron Bilaro offers up pizza recipe ideas: fig/prosciutto and pesto shrimp.
Main Photo: fongchoo.com