3D Art Camp

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We created some amazing work in my classroom this summer during 3D Art Camp!

Here is a look at some of my favorite projects from each lesson:

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Clay Aquariums in progress!

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Shoebox Dioramas

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Pipe cleaner Sculpture

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Weaving from Individual Drawings

We had such fun creating with all sorts of materials.  The kids were a creative group!

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Summer Pottery

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Students in grades 1-5 spent time in my classroom this summer.  They learned techniques to work with clay and create pottery.  Here is a look at some of my favorite pieces from each lesson.

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Aanika’s Pinch Pot person

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Textured Fish Bowls created from slab and coil

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Jillian’s Aquarium

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Jack’s Coil Pot

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Elie’s “create your own” eric carle colorful caterpillar

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Isa’s “create your own” dwarf

It’s a gift to work with children.  Enjoy their creations pictured above 🙂

Saturday Sale at the Farm

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Join me at Powisset Farm this Saturday, June 18th from 10am to 4pm for a Pottery Sale! I will be selling my handmade functional-ware in the big white barn with the red door located at 37 Powissett Road in Dover, Massachusetts. There will be a farm stand open with fresh eggs, Bushel & Crumb pies, Karen Cagan photos of the farm, Lucy two shoes tea towels and all the wonderful veggies grown on the farm.

Powisset Farm is a Trustees of the Reservation property that has a CSA with shareowners. Have a look at the classes offered through Powisset Cooks and ask me about the upcoming Makers Day in late August (all artists are welcome to apply).

Kids Clay

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I have had the great opportunity to spend an afternoon once a week for the last 14 weeks with a group of 1-3rd graders to teach them about clay.  Here is a look at some of my favorite pieces from the semester…  This week is our final one and the children will see their glazed pieces and have their own art opening! This is my favorite day 🙂

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pinch pots with lids

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coiling

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mobiles from slab with a prompt: “to hang in your room”

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butterflies with texture

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themed projects – animals

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form and function with slab and coil

“Art is as natural as sunshine and as vital as nourishment.” -MaryAnn F. Kohl

Still Life / Life Still

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A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre by the Dedham Square Artist Guild opens tonight in Dedham Square.  The exhibit features work by Guild members, local artists, teachers and students who responded to the artist challenge: Still Life / Life Still.  Tonight’s opening reception (THURSDAY, MAY 5th 6-8 PM) will include  refreshments; artists will be on hand to meet and discuss their work.

Still Life / Life Still
Explore still life in a traditional approach by studying objects arranged in a balanced composition; or, where objects are caught in their natural surroundings and documented. Show us how you see still life / life still.

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Still Life of Peppers. Handmade objects to be arranged in a pleasing composition. My peppers began as pinch pots with coils.

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Adding color with bright low fire glazes.

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clear glaze for an extra shiny surface.

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fresh out of the kiln and looking good enough to eat!

This exhibition will be up through the end of June. All artwork is for sale through the Dedham Square Artist Guild, including my one of a kind set of hand sculpted peppers.

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This painting by Guild member Matt Miller is also in the show.  Perhaps I was influenced? This happens when you surround yourself with beautiful art by talented friends 🙂

Spring Open Studios

Open Studios Show and Sale

Potters Place, a not for profit school and cooperative studio, opens it’s doors for Open Studio Weekend with an Artists’ Reception on Friday, April 29th from 5:30-9 PM.

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Doors open again on Saturday, April 30th at 9am with a “less than perfect” table and afternoon demonstrations by a number of the 23 Potters Place artisans.  Shop til 8pm for Mother’s Day and Wedding gifts!

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On Sunday, doors open at 10am and the countdown is on for our coveted raffle.  Master potter, Susan Brum created a large vase and all members of the Potters Place studio have signed the bottom.  Raffle money and sales from a select group of pottery raise funds and awareness about our choice charity: Kettlebells4kids. Shop our vast and unique selection of pottery,  watch more demonstrations and sign up for a class (spring session starts May 2nd!) until doors close at 4pm.

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I will be featuring a new collection for spring that was inspired by a winter weekend with childhood friends.  The collection features the pottery needed for our ladies lunch.  The surface decorated in the colors of the ocean, dotted with fresh growth and a lattice that is symbolic of the friendships that support and guide our growth. More images can be found by clicking on the “flickr” link to the right.

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Please join me at my cooperative studio: Potters Place in Walpole, Ma to celebrate all we are as we invite you into a place that will show customers “How We Make It”.

Teaching at Potters Place

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I’m excited to offer instruction to adult students this spring at Potters Place, my cooperative studio located in Walpole, Massachusetts.  Details here.

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Starting on Monday, May 2nd  from 9am – 12pm, I will offer a pottery class for adult students of all levels.  This class is 6 weeks with a maximum class size of 6 students. Students will explore clay in both handbuilding and wheel throwing projects – beginning with clay and ending with a fully functional piece of ceramics.  The possibilities are limitless! Click here for details and how to sign up.

Further into the month of May, I will offer a 4 week class with a focus on “The Mug”. This class will take place on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am – 12:30pm beginning May 17th. This class is for intermediate students (can center and pull a cylinder most of the time). Class size will not exceed 6 students.  More details here.

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If you are looking for instruction and these opportunities do not fit with your schedule, click over to my website where I list additional options for students of all ages, including an option for a private lesson.

 

First Sale of the Season

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Lisa WB Walker and Hogwild Pottery will be at Powisset Farm for Open House on Saturday, April 2nd from 1-4pm.

Powisset Farm blog: “We will have some vendors (Kathy Zola knits, Lisa Walker pottery, and Bushel + Crumb pies), the 4H Club, food, kids activities (seeding, cookie decorating, stamping), a farm tour at 2pm…and the opportunity for you to meet Zannah and Andrew, our new Farm Manager & Assistant Farm Manager and learn more about the CSA and events.”

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I’m featuring my Light Green Prelude Collection, plus some basic pieces. Here’s a preview of some of my pottery that will be for sale at Powisset Farm:

 Join us in the barn for the FIRST SALE OF THE SEASON!

POWISSET FARM, 37 POWISSET ST, DOVER, MA ~ SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND 1:00-4:00 PM

Community Outreach

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Potters Place is a not for profit pottery school and a cooperative studio for clay artisans. Located in Walpole, Massachusetts, it is interwoven into the community it has called home for over 30 years. Their mission is to spread their love of pottery.  This takes many forms from raising funds through the sale of specific pottery (most recently to benefit the League School art program) to going into schools with clay to enrich the students.

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The students who transition from elementary to middle school annually work on a tile project that celebrates their interests and leaves a lasting artifact. Completed tiles are hung on the wall and students are able to stop in and see them years later.

Working with the art teachers, Potters Place instructors provide real clay to students. Showing them ways to make their two dimensional drawings into three dimensional tiles with coils, incising, scratch and attach with slip method, and more.

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Adding color with glaze is the second phase where the students add details to their tiles.

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Parents are always interested in getting involved in this project.  We welcome them to the Potters Place studio where they put on the final glaze before the tiles go into the kiln.

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When the tiles are finished, Potters Place delivers them to the school and they are framed and hung on the wall.  The students are thrilled to see their very own tiles for years to come!

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Find out more about Potters Place in Walpole, MA by clicking over to the webpage at www.pottersplace.info

 

March into Summer

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This Saturday, March 12th from 10am-2pm, the Westwood Recreation Department will host “March into Summer” (10% off registration fees when you sign up for summer classes March 12-15).  I will be hanging out with other teachers and students talking up my summer classes: 2D and 3D Art in July. Wegmans is sponsoring this event.

3D Art ~ explore three dimensions while learning about carving, modeling and sculpture using recycled products, mixed media, clay and more. July 11-14.

2D Art ~ explore the mark on a flat surface while learning about graphite, colored pencils, watercolor and more. July 18-21

I’m thankful to the Westwood Recreation Department for providing a place where I can teach children to express themselves through creative means.