Makers Day

food and pottery, inspiration, sale, shop local, techniques

Westwoimg_1664od Artists, (photographer Karen Cagan, fiber artist Kathy Zola and ceramic artist Lisa W B Walker) arrived at Powisset Farm early on August 27th to set up their stations and begin creating art inspired by the farm.

This was the first Makers Day held at Powisset Farm.  It included visual artists as well as music (by My Mothers Moustache), performances (scenes from Shakespeare’s Hamlet by Medfield Gazebo Players), food (baking bread in the kitchen) and interactive kids activities. All artists were inspired by Powisset Farm.

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As a ceramic artist, I am inspired by the vegetation that grows at the farm. I gathered herbs and other leaves from the fields, placed them on low fire clay and added colored slips. I love the way the clay captures the texture of a leaf!

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I found compositions to create into functional objects in my demonstration … some small dishes and ornaments.  My favorite leaves turned out to be a sunflower leaf and a tomato plant’s leafy vine. Other interesting leaves were sage, green bean leaves and parsley.

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This collection is still in process, but I will be at the farm with my permanent collection of functional pottery this coming Saturday. My work references nature and leaves; flowers and growth are important elements in my permanent collections. Stop in to say hello and enjoy this beautiful Trustees of the Reservation property.

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Pottery Sale ~ Saturday, September 10th ~ 10AM-2PM ~ Powisset Farm ~ Dover, MA

 

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Saturday Sale at the Farm

food and pottery, sale, shop local

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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).

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!

“A Festive Winter Pick up”

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kerryhawkins (13 of 19)This weekend, Saturday, November 8th, Lisa W B Walker and Hog Wild Pottery will be at Powisset Farm in Dover, MA to sell their functional pottery from 10am to 5pm.  Here are some of the pieces you will find from me …

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egg separators

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spoonrests

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novelty bowls

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novelty mugs

In addition to a pottery sale, the farm stand will be OPEN! Powisset Farm has great walking trails too.  Come make a day of it and stay a few hours.  Hope to see you Saturday.

Hog WIld Pottery will have berry bowls, funky pitchers, and more from her farm to table collection.

Pottery Sale at Powisset Farm ~ Saturday, June 14th

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Pottery Sale at Powisset Farm ~ Saturday, June 14th

Together with Hog Wild Pottery, I will be hosting a pottery sale at Powisset Farm on Saturday, June 14th starting at 10am. We love to sell our wares at Powissett Farm. It’s “Farm to Table” at it’s finest.

Stop by 37 Powisset Farm in Dover, Ma to purchase a gift for Father’s Day (a mug!), a wedding gift (many pieces to mix and match to fit your budget), a teacher gift (dish for desk) or your self (so many choices!). The farm hosts it’s own farm stand in addition to being a CSA.

Pottery Sale at Powisset Farm Spring Festival

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Pottery Sale at Powisset Farm Spring Festival

Join Lisa WB Walker and Hog Wild Pottery at Powisset Farm, 37 Powisset Street, Dover, MA for Spring Fest on Sunday, May 18th from 10am-3pm. Functional Pottery bringing beauty to your home, farm to table, perfect gift giving and always a story to go along with that one of a kind piece of pottery.

Fall Pottery SALE at Powisset Farm This Saturday

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Fall Pottery SALE at Powisset Farm This Saturday

Fall Pottery SALE at Powisset Farm This Saturday, September 28th from 10-1 at the farm stand, 37 Powisset Street, Dover, MA.

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There is nothing I like better then to spend the day at the farm interacting with customers, talking about my functional pottery, enjoying the peacefulness of the environment.

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Last weekend, the Fall Festival at Powisset Farm was rained out… so sad; however, the farm crew said a pottery sale this weekend in the barn would be AOK with them! As a shareholder I visit the farm each week (as chronicled in my weekly blog posts about food and pottery) .

Here are some of the pieces I’ll have with me at Saturday’s sale…

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mugs

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egg separators

AND SO MUCH MORE!

Stop by and say hello.  We can talk about the farm to table connection that is best with handmade pottery.

Food and Pottery – Week 11

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Powisset Farm CSA week eleven included tomatoes – lots of them! in many sizes and shapes, color and taste…

There are cherry, heirloom, tomatillos… in reds, yellows and greens. Eat them right off the vine or with fork and knife.  They are delicious and one of the favorite items at farm stands this time of year.

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Tomatoes are picked from the vine and transported in pint and quart containers; larger varieties come home in bags. I set tomatoes on my window sill above my sink to ripen.

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Sliced and served with mozzarella cheese and drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar is my favorite way to eat them.

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Eating them with a dip is second.  They make a colorful presentation!

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Baked or roasted in the fall – delicious!

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The Food and Pottery Connection for Week 11 ~ A basket for tomato collecting, displaying and storing.

This basket is a larger version of my Easter baskets. It is the final piece of my Farmer’s Bounty collection. I sort my ideas into collections as my way to interpret and understand the world around me. Farmer’s Bounty is a group of work inspired by this summer’s experience at my csa farm as a shareholder. The colors are symbolic of the earth from which the bounty comes from. The pieces make reference to nature. All are functional and evoke the farm to table connection.

Food and Pottery – Week 10

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Powisset Farm CSA week ten included tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and arugula – yum!

I made a favorite recipe for a college send off: bread and butter pickles

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Bread and Butter Pickles – batch will last long enough to make it through a meal or two 🙂

Slice cucumbers on the diagonal – about 2 lbs

toss with salt and set in a colander to drain for 30 minutes

wash cucumber slices and set in a large shallow bowl

mix 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of cider vinegar together until sugar is dissolved.

Add celery seed and mustard seed – 1 tsp each to sweet syrup

Optional add ins are onions sliced and or celery sliced

Pour syrup over cucumbers so they are submerged in liquid.

Refrigerate overnight – sample in the morning before transferring pickles to smaller jars for storage in your refrigerator

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The Food and Pottery Connection for Week 10 ~serve pickles in a favorite bowl from home.

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This one was made by a collection of potters during the 50 bowls project at my cooperative studio. I love that so many hands were involved in its creation (including my own!). Knowing  the farmers that grow the vegetables and the maker(s) of the bowl is important to our family and makes the connection personal and the very essence of home.

Food and Pottery – Week 9

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Powisset Farm CSA week nine included summer squashes, heirloom tomatoes, colorful beans and big beautiful sunflowers, plus a delicious blueberry and peach pie!

I find myself completely taken with the colors of the crop!

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tomatoes ripening

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yellow and purple beans

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orange carrots

The Food and Pottery Connection for Week 9 ~ I’m interested in color this week as I begin to create my fall/holiday collection.  In the spring, I transition with plant stakes; in the fall, I transition with ornaments. This snowflake stamp has special meaning to me and I am returning to it using bright colors, many of which I see in the natural landscape at Powessit Farm.

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under glaze test tiles

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paint tray of ungerglaze

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snowflake ornaments