Last week marked the start of virtual hand building classes on Zoom. Oh how I have missed interacting with students and teaching clay to adults! In week one of a two part workshop, we worked on a coil pot; part two will feature hand built fruit to sit in the bowl. In this class, students can use real clay and have been given the opportunity to have it fired. All this is happening at Mother Brook Arts in Dedham. A new group of classes will be ready for sign ups soon. Click here for more information on Mother Brook Arts ceramics program. I will be offering one, two and three day workshops.
I had fun making these darted cups at Spring Fling at the Dedham Exchange.
My handmade pottery is for sale in the shop. Here’s what you’ll find while supplies last.
The Dedham Exchange is located in Dedham Square at 445 Washington Street. Their hours are Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm. More info can be found on their website: http://www.dedhamexchange.org
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.
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.
About the Artists
“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.
UMASS Dartmouth, BFA Visual Design
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Studio Art/Painting
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.
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.
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.
A special exhibition hosted by the Dedham Square Artist Guild
at the Dedham Community Theatre
Opening Reception: March 3, 6pm to 8pm
Join us for the Art Opening for Oliver!
Exhibition Dates: March 3, 2016 to April 30, 2016
The challenge: “What does grit look like … courage, bravery, strength of character? We’re paying tribute to Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist in conjunction with the Parish Players production of OLIVER! Dickens sets the innocence of childhood against the squalor and corruption of the city. He showed us what grit meant to him in his novel. We challenge you to define grit in your art… in a portrait of a hard scrabble city dweller? In the stark landscape of urban industrialism? Show us!”
This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA. http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com
This show is being produced in conjunction with the Parish Players’ newest production, Oliver!Visit http://www.facebook.com/TheParishPlayers for more information about their production
I responded to this challenge with the “Oliver Twist” bowl featured above. Other artists responded in a variety of mediums… here are some of my favorites:
The next challenge is “Still Life/Life Still”. Click here for more details on how you can participate.
Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, February 14th. Shop locally!
Dedham Square Artist Guild gallery represents 22 local artists who create work in photography, paint, glass, mosaic, jewelry, textile, clay and more. Shop locally in Dedham Square, Massachusetts.
Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9 produces high quality framing and represents a select group of talented artists in photography, paint, wood and ceramics. Shop locally in Norwood, Massachusetts.
Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, February 14th. Shop locally!
small works, a dedham square artist guild “artist challenge” exhibition features member work and five talented local high school students’ work. The show opens Thursday, January 7th with a reception from 6-8pm at the Dedham Community Theatre located at 580 High Street in Dedham, MA.
The show will be up until the end of February. All work may be purchased through the Dedham Square Artist Guild Gallery located across the street from the theatre at 553 High Street.
My Purple Prelude series is limited to these two pieces: a square dish and small oblong tray. A tiny crossover bowl completes the set. Pieces are sold separately.
(Dedham Guild Members) —
Cindy Mootz, Sue Hoy, Dennis Stein,
Kerry Hawkins, Sandrine Colson-Inam, Mark Dooley,
Marietta Apollonio, Jill Barry, Matt Miller, Fred Smith,
Wendy Birchmire, Alice Donaldson, Lisa WB Walker
(Dedham High School Students) —
Jade Sao, Khanyja Tolbert, Chloe Adams, Lydia Baker, Michael Diaz
Artist challenges are open to new england artists in all media. The next Challenge is Oliver!
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.