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Potters Place Holiday Show & Sale 2016

img_2003Potters Place Holiday Show & Sale opens tonight, November 18th with an artists’ reception from 5:30PM-9PM.  It’s the best time to go to the weekend show because all the artists are on hand to discuss their work.  The show opens on Saturday from 9AM til 8PM with the addition of the seconds table.  Sunday hours are 10AM to 4PM.

img_2256My Holiday Collection includes my new San Francisco collection, Prelude (plus my NEW red petal), and Basics (sneak a peak mugs, egg separators, bowls and more).

fullsizeoutput_1408My family visited San Francisco, California this past August. We toured Monterey and Carmel, viewed Big Sur and then traveled north to Sausalito and into wine country before heading into the foggy city of San Francisco in the summertime. Here’s a look at some of the inspiration for my forms and surface decoration.

 

 

Please stop in and see my ceramic collections as well as the work of my 20 studiomates at Potters Place, 127B Old West Street in Walpole, MA.

Celebrate Art in Nature

Please join me at the opening reception of the Westwood Land Trust art exhibit entitled “Capturing Nature in Westwood” tonight, Thursday, October 27th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Westwood Public Library.

Here are a few photos from yesterday’s set up of this wonderful show:

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Many local artists are featured in this show (including members of the Westwood Artist group and the Dedham Square Artists Guild) in addition to student art from Westwood High School and Middle School.

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The exhibit goes through December 16th.  Hope you can stop in and see it!

 

Makers Day

Westwoimg_1664od Artists, (photographer Karen Cagan, fiber artist Kathy Zola and ceramic artist Lisa W B Walker) arrived at Powisset Farm early on August 27th to set up their stations and begin creating art inspired by the farm.

This was the first Makers Day held at Powisset Farm.  It included visual artists as well as music (by My Mothers Moustache), performances (scenes from Shakespeare’s Hamlet by Medfield Gazebo Players), food (baking bread in the kitchen) and interactive kids activities. All artists were inspired by Powisset Farm.

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As a ceramic artist, I am inspired by the vegetation that grows at the farm. I gathered herbs and other leaves from the fields, placed them on low fire clay and added colored slips. I love the way the clay captures the texture of a leaf!

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I found compositions to create into functional objects in my demonstration … some small dishes and ornaments.  My favorite leaves turned out to be a sunflower leaf and a tomato plant’s leafy vine. Other interesting leaves were sage, green bean leaves and parsley.

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This collection is still in process, but I will be at the farm with my permanent collection of functional pottery this coming Saturday. My work references nature and leaves; flowers and growth are important elements in my permanent collections. Stop in to say hello and enjoy this beautiful Trustees of the Reservation property.

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Pottery Sale ~ Saturday, September 10th ~ 10AM-2PM ~ Powisset Farm ~ Dover, MA

 

Artist of the Month

Tonight, Sue Hoy and I will host a reception at our Guild in Dedham Square.  We are featured artists of the month for August.  Please join us from 5-7PM for wine, cheese and ART at the Dedham Square Artist Guild located at 553 High Street in Dedham, MA.

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Lisa W B Walker Summer Collection 2016

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Sue Hoy Summer Oil Paintings

About the Artists
Sue Hoy

“As an artist, I am trying to capture the spirit of my subject by reducing details
and concentrating on light and shape. My paintings are rich in color and
bold in brushwork. I am inspired by nature’s beauty and the chance to interpret
it in simple, yet compelling ways.”

Sue Hoy is a painter, graphic designer and art teacher living in Milton MA.
Her inspiration comes from her family and the endless beauty of New England.
Choosing subjects that capture attention and emotion, Sue strives to simplify shape
and color to reflect the essence of her subject. Her voyage toward simplicity,
versus over-working and illustrating with paint, is ongoing. Her paintings have
been in numerous shows in Massachusetts and she currently has a solo show at
Abby Park in Milton, MA. She teaches painting and clay classes for children
in the Milton public schools and at Milton Art Center.

Education
UMASS Dartmouth, BFA Visual Design
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Studio Art/Painting

suehoy.com

Lisa WB Walker

I fell in love with a color: Robin’s egg blue; and, it defined summer for me.
Early morning bird calls greet a warm rising sun that announces day break.
Watch the soft wind blowing a sheer textured curtain as you lay blinking sleep from
your eyes. You are young, free from school, and you feel what summer really is.

Lisa W. B. Walker is an Artist working in clay who lives in Westwood, Massachusetts.
She creates wheel thrown or hand built functional ware to explore surface decoration
in order to create one of a kind original work. Lisa received her Studio Art Degree
from Skidmore College, continuing with additional classes at the Museum School
of Fine Arts Boston and the Art Institute of Boston. She writes a weekly blog,
www.lisawbwalker.wordpress.com, participates in local arts related community
service, and, shares her knowledge through teaching, workshops and demonstrations.

www.lisawbwalker.com

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Inspiration

Visiting museums always leads to some sort of inspiration for the work that I make. Using my iphone camera, I click click click and the ideas come home with me.

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Last weekend I visited the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. It was founded by Daniel Wadsworth in 1842, and opened two years later with just seventy-nine paintings and three sculptures. Today the collection exceeds 50,000 works of art – acquisitions by patrons, directors, and curators continue to collect and support the work of living artists.

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Milton Avery

There is an American Decorative Arts collection that embodies the history of material culture in New England and America including Frank Lloyd Wright, Paul Revere and a bowl by Viktor Schreckengost/Cowan Pottery Studio. This was my favorite exhibit.

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Marblehead Pottery

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Dedham Pottery plate

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Jardiniere Vase 1901-2

It was here that I found a lot of ideas on frames, furniture and decorative surfaces.

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woodworking inlay leaves

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gilded pattern on frame

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floral pattern on chair

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Lattice on High Chest

The Wadsworth Atheneum Contemporary Art collection—features work from 1945 to the present. The Huntington Gallery includes mid-century abstract painting and sculpture by artists including Willem de Kooning and Alexander Calder.

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Detail: Chuck Close painting

 

New, large-scale gifts and acquisitions include important pieces by Chuck Close and Kara Walker. A permanent video gallery features James Nares’ STREET, a grand tour through the streets of Manhattan. I highly recommend touring the wonderful collections in this Connecticut Museum.

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shadows on the staircase