Boston State House

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The Dedham Square Artist Guild will be featuring work by member artists at the Boston State House.  Thanks to Dedham local, Representative Paul McMurtry the exhibit will be on display through the end of the year.  A reception on Wednesday, November 18th from 3:30pm until 5pm will showcase paintings, photography, mixed media, glass and ceramics.  Click over to the Guild facebook page for more details.

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Pottery Sale this saturday

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temmoku glazed 7 cup bowl

The leaves are turning; the days are shorter; Fall is in full force.  It is a time when we turn our thoughts to making soups and squash pies and slow roasts.  We will gather as families and friends for fall events indoors and celebrate Thanksgiving.

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Powisset farm has completed it’s summer season and moved onto winter shares.  This weekend marks the first winter distribution. What’s in the share: lettuce, lettuce mix, spinach, broccoli/cauliflower, carrots, beets, onions, leeks, garlic, winter squash, gourds, celery, fresh herbs, potatoes, sweet potatoes, hot pepper/tomatillos, radishes & more!

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handmade mugs in pretty colors

In the barn alongside the newly picked veggies, Lisa WB Walker and Hog Wild Pottery will sell their collection of handmade functional pottery from 10am until 2pm on Saturday, November 7th.  You don’t have to be a member to visit the farm stand and purchase veggies, milk, cheese, eggs and so much more.  The tri-town hike is on Saturday and includes Powisset Farm. It’s always a great day at Powisset  – come join us at the farm located at 37 Powissett Road in Dover, MA.

Pottery Trunk Show at the Dedham Guild

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On Saturday, October 10th, I will host a pottery trunk show at the Dedham Square Artist Guild from 1pm – 5pm. Please stop in at 553 High Street where I will be selling my Prelude collections in green and dark blue in addition to “the basics” – mugs, bowls, spoon rests and more.  Click on over to facebook for event updates.

13.75 cup bright blue bowl

“the basics” ~ 13.75 cup bright blue bowl

More about my guild: Founded in October 2011, the Dedham Guild is Dedham’s first artist cooperative, owned and operated by its members. It is a cooperative home for member art and an opportunity to connect with the community, while striving to enrich the cultural life of all residents, through classes, workshops, art openings and more. The collection of work at the Guild encompasses a diverse style of art, including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, monotype, wood, glass, textile and much more.

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“Prelude” Collection ~ Lt Green serving bowl

Hours for the guild are Wednesday to Saturday 12-6, Sunday 11-2.  Recently, we have added an online shop for our customers. Check out our blog at http://www.dsagart.com

3 piece luminary

3 piece luminary

Westwood Land Trust “capturing art in nature”

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Westwood Land Trust hosts its ninth annual Capturing Nature in Westwood Art Exhibit to raise awareness and appreciation for Westwood community’s natural beauty.

The Exhibit opens Wednesday, September 30 at the Westwood Public Library  The new venue will allow for the Exhibit to be viewed through October 16.

Founded in 1999, Westwood Land Trust is a charitable organization dedicated to preserving open space, forests, and habitat in Westwood. WLT currently holds conservation restrictions that protect 210 acres of land in Westwood.

Visit http://www.westwoodlandtrust.org for more information.

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Powisset Farm Pottery Sale

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This Saturday, I will be selling my functional handmade pottery alongside Susan Brum of Hog Wild Pottery at the lovely Powisset Farm. We will be set up in the Powisset Farm barn… you can’t miss it when you turn off at 37 Powisset Road in Dover, MA.  The big barn door opens at 10:00 AM and closes at 5:00 PM.

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In the barn, CSA members will be collecting their vegetable shares; visitors to the farm may purchase local produce in the farm stand.  This week there are local apples and the first of the fall choices: acorn squash! The two together will made a delicious meal.  The farm stand also includes local honey, breads, cheese, welsh cakes, and hand towels by Lucy Two Shoes – just to name a few.  There is a freezer filled with pork, chicken and meats all locally sourced.  Crescent Ridge milk and ice cream plus local farm eggs are welcome additions.

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Two piece bowl and platter by Hog Wild Pottery

Dark blue prelude mugs by Lisa WB Walker

Dark blue prelude mugs by Lisa WB Walker

The farm to table approach to living is simple and easy when you have a farm like Powisset where the farmers are friendly, the food is local and varied by season, and the community is cherished.  Pottery is the handmade “ingredient” that holds your food and makes your experience complete. One of a kind, user friendly, created within 5 miles of the food that will go on it and in it: that’s farm to table.

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It is always a great day when we sell pottery at the farm! See you Saturday!

Local Inspirations – a Dedham Square Artist Guild exhibit

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 Stop in to see the newly installed Local Inspirations show in the Dedham Square Artist Guild’s extended gallery space in the lower level of the Dedham Community Theater.  The show will be up through the end of October.  More information here.

Summer Sale

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Lisa WB Walker and Hog Wild Pottery will host their one and only summer pottery sale at Powisset Farm this Saturday, June 13th from 10am to 5pm.  Powisset Farm is near and dear to these potters because of their relationship with the farmers and people who work and love the land.

Powisset Farm is home to a farm stand that will feature local produce and local products, such as Crescent Ridge dairy, Lucy Two Shoes hand lettered tea towels, and loads of Peter’s honey and Blue Moon Cafe’s bread … It is a CSA with a long list of shareholders. And, it is a trustees of the reservation property with trails to hike on and vistas to enjoy.

Join us for a pottery sale, but join us also for the experience of how a farm works, what it means to stop and talk to another shareholder or farmer, to be a part of a community that feels the rhythm of the planting and growing season. Come eat lots of handpicked strawberries in beautiful handmade bowls!

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As potters, we embrace the notion that food should be eaten on handmade ware.  That color is important.  That the relationship with the food, with the pottery and with the person it connects to all matter. We are blessed to share this vision with the powisset farmers.

Powisset Farm Spring Fest ~ Saturday, May 30th 10AM-3PM

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The best way to celebrate the Spring and the beginning of the farm season: SPRING FEST! Yes! Come out the Powisset Spring fest, on May 30th from 10am-3pm!

At the Spring Fest, there will be: live music, food to eat, seedlings to buy for your garden, kids activities, farm tours and lots of vendors selling awesome food and crafts! There will even be a Kraut Mob! what!!?? Yes, a kraut mob…where you can learn, hands on, how to make your own sauerkraut! Come play at Powisset for the day and help us welcome the farm season with so. much. joy.

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ONE OF A KIND HANDMADE POTTERY BY Lisa WB Walker and Hog Wild Pottery

SPRING FEST!

When: Saturday, May 30th!
10am-3pm
Cost: for ttor members: $4/person, $10/family
for non-members: $5/person, $12/family
or…pay what you can. no one will be turned away from Spring fest!

Where: Powisset Farm, 37 Powisset Road, Dover, MA

5th Annual Dedham Open Studios

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Please join Lisa WB Walker and Karen Cagan at Dedham Open Studios this Sunday, May 17th from 11am to 5pm.  We will be selling our pottery and photography at the First Church located on the Dedham Green at 670 High Street, Dedham MA.

It will be a day of art! Dedham Open Studios is a relaxed and fun one-day community event, where local artists can show and offer their work for sale. Food tent by Kings. Art demos. Locations are First Church, Dedham Community House, Dedham Center, Dedham Square Artist Guild, Home Studios and Mother Brook Arts and Community Center.

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LISA W B WALKER POTTERY ~ Clay for me is the vessel from which my inner voice translates best. I am fascinated by the feel of the clay in my hands and the connections I make while working at my potter’s wheel. My love of color, drawing, surface decoration and functionality play a role in creating my work that is autobiographical by nature. I received my Studio Art Degree from Skidmore College, continuing with additional classes at the Museum School of Fine Arts Boston, Art Institute of Boston and Harvard University. I create my one of a kind work in my home studio in Westwood, MA and at Potters Place, a not for profit school and cooperative studio, in Walpole. I am a Dedham Square Artist Guild Member.

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KAREN CAGAN PHOTOGRAPHY ~ I am an amateur photographer who has been taking photographs for over 30 years. I especially enjoy taking photos around the town of Westwood, where I live as well as taking pictures of my family. For the past 4 years, I have been photographing Powisset Farm in Dover, MA to take advantage of it’s beautiful setting. In the past, I have used my Canon AE 1 (1978) to take black and white photos. It still takes great photos after all these years. Presently, I have a Canon G12 digital camera which I have been enjoying since I received it in 2012. In my collection, my favorite photos are of lighthouses,Fenway Park, the beach, farms, and all things autumn. As an avid scrapbooker, I enjoy photographing my family and making memories for my children. I love being behind a camera!

A map for the event can be downloaded here.

“Casting Shadows”: a dedham square artist guild challenge and art exhibit

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“Cast a light onto an object and a shadow is born. They are revealed in the physical world as well as the spiritual one. What is lurking in those shadows is made known through the imagination.”

This Challenge was open to all artists, working in any medium, who work/reside in eastern Massachusetts. This show is in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre at 580 High Street, Dedham, MA. http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com Opening Reception: Thursday May 7, 6pm to 8pm Exhibition Dates: May 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015.

I responded to this theme in ceramics and here are the pieces that are included in this exhibit amongst photography, paintings and fiber works of art.

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A 2 part luminary with leaf motif casts shadows when a candle is lit.

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A repeating image of a flower and it’s cast shadow cover half of this two tone black and white vase.

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Inspired by the work of Gustavo Perez, this sculpture began on the wheel as a thrown cylinder and was then altered, rolled, pushed, pulled and cut to create spaces for shadows to be cast.  The interior has been painted with a black glossy glaze to further separate the spaces of interior and exterior.

All work is for sale through the Dedham Square Artist Guild gallery.