Fall Collection

New work, shop local

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.

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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.

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Artist of the Month

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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

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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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Still Life / Life Still

artist challenge, shop local

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 🙂

Oliver! opens tonight

artist challenge, shop local

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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!”

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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:

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The next challenge is “Still Life/Life Still”. Click here for more details on how you can participate.

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You’ve got to have heART

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“love” dishes are for sale at Custom Art Framing year round. Dedham Square Artist Guild is stocked for Valentine’s Day. “love” dishes may be personalized for weddings or special events; email Lisa directly for more information.

Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, February 14th.  Shop locally!

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Raspberry “prelude” serving bowl for sale at the Dedham Square Artist Guild

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His and Her mugs are sold individually, but make a great set. Sets are available in 5 glazes and are for sale at the Dedham Square Artist Guild.

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.

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Wheel thrown tiny bud vases for sale at Custom Art Framing and Gallery 9.

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.

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Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, February 14th.  Shop locally!

small works

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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.

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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.

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Participating Artists:
(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

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Artist challenges are open to new england artists in all media. The next Challenge is Oliver!

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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Gardens ~ opening reception July 9

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The Dedham Square Artist Guild challenged artists to respond to the theme “Gardens” for a summer art exhibition. This juried show is an opportunity to showcase New England artists in all media.

“Monet’s “The Garden at Giverny”, Audubon’s botanical prints, Van Gogh’s “Irises”, all represent the artist view of Gardens using brush, color and line to create their images. A garden can be a spiritual place where the connection with Mother Earth is important. Show us how gardens inspire your work.”

Please join the artists, their friends and families in the lower level of the Dedham Community Theatre, 580 High Street, Dedham, MA for the opening reception of Gardens, A Dedham Square Artist Challenge Exhibition on Thursday, July 9th from 6-8pm.

Participating Artists Include: Lisa WB Walker, Kerry Hawkins, Fred Smith, Mark Dooley, Cindy Mootz, Mona Podgurski, Jeanne Leeber, Janice Williams, Wendy Birchmire, Ralph Mercer, Patricia Voyajopoulos, Susan Parrelli, Kevin Becker, Joanne Cornell, Dennis Stein, Selma Safren, and Alice Donaldson.

Here is a sneak peek of the show ~Encaustic Landscape by Mark Dooley

Low fire Ceramic Vase by Lisa WB Walker

Low fire Ceramic Vase by Lisa WB Walker

Watercolor by Fred Smith

Watercolor by Fred Smith

Painting by Mona Podgurski

Painting by Mona Podgurski

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.