Tony Gucciardo, owner and operator of Neriage, has attended the outdoor HarborMarket for 12 years. An artist in more than one sense of the word, Tony hand-crafts jewelry using the “neriage” technique of adding earth oxides to porcelain clay to produce colors. Then, images of stars, and other celestial objects, are inlaid in the clay before being fired in a kiln at 2248 degrees Fahrenheit.
In the food realm, Tony prepares delicious fruit jams in small batches, collects honey and grown garlic . Jam flavors, too numerous to name here, include Strawberry Rhubarb, Asian Pear and Concord Grape. Some are organically-grown. Neriage will be at HarborMarket all of July and August, as well as two dates in September.