In February, I traveled to Florida. Below you will find the inspiration for some of the many pieces I created using wheel-throwing, hand-building, surface decoration and glazes on my one of a kind pottery for a unique Spring Collection. These pieces are now available and for sale to all collectors of beautiful functional handmade pieces of art.
In their first sale of the season, the Westwood Artists will feature one of a kind artwork from five artists on Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm outside of Decor & More located at 695 High Street in Westwood, MA.
Westwood Artists featured at this sale are: Carol Ahearn (watercolor and acrylic painting), Cindy Senerchia (handmade jewelry), Karen Flowers Cagan (Photography), Lexi Jackson (Handmade Jewelry) and Lisa WB Walker (Wheel-thrown Hand-built Pottery)
I will be selling my spring 2022 collection. Have a look at the gallery below for a preview:
All items and more are available to purchase. Click here for more details.
I’m excited to get out and sell my wheel thrown and hand built pottery this weekend, Saturday, April 9th from 10 to 3 at Bellforge Art Center in Medfield, MA for Daffodil Weekend. I’ll be joining 11 other local artists including Carol Ahearn, Karen Cagan, Jane Wojick and Kathy Zola, all of Westwood, MA. Here is a sampling of what I will be selling. If you can’t attend the event but are interested in purchasing a piece, please email me directly.
For more information on any of these items, please visit my selling site here.
Westwood Artists host their last sale of the season this Saturday outdoors in Westwood, MA.
Lisa WB Walker wheel thrown & hand built pottery
Westwood Artists ART SALE Saturday, December 11th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
695 High Street in Westwood, MA
Carol Ahearn ~ Watercolor and Acrylic Painting
Kathy O’Donnell ~ Origami Earrings
Karen Flowers Cagan ~ Photography
Kathy Zola ~ Fiber
Betsy Husted ~ Hand-crafted felt garlands & wall art
Lisa WB Walker ~ Wheel-thrown and Hand-built Pottery
Shop Small. Shop Locally. Support our amazing Westwood Artists!
Traveling is a big part of where I find inspiration for my one of a kind wheel thrown and hand built functional pottery. I was able to travel this year to Bermuda in late August. Below are photographs of finished pottery and where ideas have come from. My collections should be seen as one big painting; all the parts together tell the story of the experience.
I’ll be selling this collection at the 7th annual Medfield Stroll on Friday, December 3rd. As one of 40 participating artists juried into this event, I will be situated in the Memorial Public Library, 468 Main Street, Medfield, MA. The event is one day from 4pm to 9pm. The Cultural Alliance of Medfield is organizing this event and very active in promoting the Arts. Click here to find out more about this event and the Alliance.
This Saturday, November 6th from 11am-3pm, TEN Westwood Artists will be selling their artwork at Westwood Senior Center, 60 Nahatan Street in Westwood, MA. Rain (or snow!) or Shine, the following artists will be outdoors on the lawn in front of the Council on Aging:
Kathy O’Donnell ~ Origami Earrings; Jane Wojick ~ Pottery; Whim Chocolate ~ Handmade Artisan Chocolate; Rima Bechara ~ Mixed Media using Recycled Glass & Resin; Karen Flowers Cagan ~ Photography; Kathy Zola ~ Fiber; Betsy Husted ~ Hand-crafted Felt Garlands & Wall Art; Cindy’s Designs ~ Hand-crafted Jewelry & Acrylic Paintings; Marissa Esposito ~ Coastal Jewelry; and, Lisa WB Walker ~ Wheel-thrown and Hand-built Pottery
Join us to shop locally, support small businesses and have fun shopping handmade!
As a “gig” worker, my summers were jam packed with lots of different classes and workshops where I’ve taught art and clay to students of all ages. Covid changed that for me and so many other instructors. Last summer I chose to teach virtually. It worked well. I learned to adapt. Thinking about summer 2021, I decided to return to in-person teaching. I took one full time job for 8 weeks teaching summer clay to campers grades 1-9. I didn’t make as much money as I could have teaching multiple shorter workshops, but it felt safer for me and safer for my young students, the majority of whom were too young to be vaccinated.
Interacting with new people, making friends, hearing the laughter of children and watching them create was joyful. I became part of a bigger community whose job was to provide a wonderful enriching summer for children in a time when that need could not have been greater. I think we succeeded as I look back on the amazing pottery the kids created…
In the summertime, I’m finishing up some orders and experimenting with glazes for my fall collection. So many lovely pieces came out of my last kiln run, that I’m happy to share them with you. All have been listed on my flickr account with pricing and options to purchase. Enjoy!
As I watch the cities and towns turn from green to yellow, I’m reminded that patience is important. I miss being in the classroom; I miss the closeness that comes from sitting opposite a student and pulling a pot up together; I miss the close interaction with a child who is frustrated and needs a helping hand; I miss so much that this pandemic has forced us to press pause on.
The upside of pressing pause and rethinking how to teach has provided new opportunities for personal growth and adding technical tools to my teaching regime. This can only be a good thing. Here are some of the teaching opportunities available to students of all ages.
Drawing lessons on zoom – one to one, or groups. Single classes or multiple. All ages welcome. Email me to set something up.
6 and 8 week hand building classes at Mother Brook Arts on zoom starting in September. A monthly Q & A on Monday mornings and Thursday evenings. Sign up today!
Outdoor Art 4 Sunday mornings starting September 12 at the Westwood Recreation Department. Registration is open!
Try out “Pottery from home”, a virtual class held on Zoom on Friday afternoons this fall through the Westwood Recreation Department. Registration is open!
Newton Community Education Pottery classes will be virtual for grades 1-5 this fall. “Pottery at Home” will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays for 14 week sessions Sept-December. Sign up here!
Keep Art in your life. Clay is any form is clay!
The first of my Fall Collection ceramics has been installed at the Dedham Square Artist Gallery located at 553 High Street in Dedham Square, Dedham, MA. Please stop in during gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12-6, and Sundays 11-2 to see and purchase one-of-a- kind handmade artwork by me as well as the other 19 Dedham Guild members who represent photography, painting, fiber, jewelry and more.
My fall collection is dishwasher and microwave safe. Caring for your artwork details are located on my website. This collection is high fire stoneware that has been wheel thrown and fired in a cone 6 kiln by the artist.