Apple Blossoms

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The apple blossoms this spring were everywhere… perhaps it was the wacky weather or the fact that spring seemed to take forever to get here, all I know is that everywhere I looked, the flowers were blooming.  The tree in my own front yard brought a smile to my face every time I returned home.

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Life inspires art and as I sat down to create new work, the apple blossoms collection began.  Using an actual twig from my tree, assorted hand carved and purchased stamps, I “drew” my clay pictures taking inspiration from shapes of my molds.

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Once the clay was bone dry, I used my watercolor underglazes to add color to the images before loading them into the bisque kiln.

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Out of the first kiln, the collection was glazed and loaded into the 2nd kiln to add functionality to each piece.  At each stage, the flowers welcomed me and provided a memory that symbolized spring, rebirth, change, peace, beauty and more.

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My new collection is currently installed at the Dedham Square Artist Guild.  The work has a wonderful feel and quiet beauty that although functional, stands alone as ceramic art.  There are 6 pieces in this group … 2 small square plates, 2 small oblong trays and 2 larger square plates.  The Guild is open Wednesday – Saturday 12-6, Sunday 11-2 in Dedham Square.

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Potters Place Holiday Show & Sale 2016

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img_2003Potters Place Holiday Show & Sale opens tonight, November 18th with an artists’ reception from 5:30PM-9PM.  It’s the best time to go to the weekend show because all the artists are on hand to discuss their work.  The show opens on Saturday from 9AM til 8PM with the addition of the seconds table.  Sunday hours are 10AM to 4PM.

img_2256My Holiday Collection includes my new San Francisco collection, Prelude (plus my NEW red petal), and Basics (sneak a peak mugs, egg separators, bowls and more).

fullsizeoutput_1408My family visited San Francisco, California this past August. We toured Monterey and Carmel, viewed Big Sur and then traveled north to Sausalito and into wine country before heading into the foggy city of San Francisco in the summertime. Here’s a look at some of the inspiration for my forms and surface decoration.

 

 

Please stop in and see my ceramic collections as well as the work of my 20 studiomates at Potters Place, 127B Old West Street in Walpole, MA.

Makers Day

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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

 

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).

Spring Open Studios

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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”.

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

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Throughout the year, my work can be purchased through the galleries that represent my art. Please support these galleries and the artists who sell their work there. Small businesses support small business owners like myself.

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My Bottles for sale at Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9

Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9, 45 Central Street, Norwood, MA … 781-762-3300- owned and operated by Julie Vecchio. Artists represented at Gallery 9: Kim Morin Weineck, Kerry Hawkins, Andrew Osbourne and others

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My Ceramics for sale at Dedham Square Artist Guild Gallery

Dedham Square Artist Guild Gallery, 553 High Street, Dedham, MA … 781-329-1890 – owned and operated by it’s members. Artists represented at DSAG: Kerry Hawkins, Gary Koeppel, Dennis Stein, Sue Hoy and others

NEW: shop the Guild online: shop.dedhamguild.com

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My Westwood Dishes for sale at Decor & More

Decor & More, 650 High Street, Westwood, MA …781-326-9394. Artists represented at Decor & More: Kevin Becker, Karen Cagan and others

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My pottery with others at Potters Place. The gallery is open by appointment only.

Potters Place Gallery, 127 B Old West Street, Walpole, MA …508-668-0363 – owned and operated by it’s members. Artists represented at Potters Place gallery: Hog Wild Pottery, Lizanne Handmade, Cove Lane Pottery, Mirror Lake Pottery and others

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My Prelude series is only for sale through my home studio at this time. Click here for more inventory

You may purchase directly from me, Lisa WB Walker through my website or my etsy shop

End of Season Sale

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It’s the last sale of the season for me and I’m looking forward to spending the time at Powisset Farm in the barn chatting with friends and seeping in the beauty of this special place.

Join me and Susan Brum of Hog Wild Pottery today, Saturday, December 5th from 10-2 at Powisset Farm.  We will be in the barn located at 37 Powisset Road in Dover, MA.  Our friend, Kathy Zola will be with us to sell her handmade knitware.  The farm stand will be filled with seasonal veggies and local favorites.

Potters Place Holiday Show & Sale

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Potters Place Holiday Show and Sale will feature my new work: Family Dinners ~A Traveling Series.

My family traveled to Europe this past summer. We took in many sights including art museums, monuments and the natural beauty of many countries. Mealtime discussions were about what we were seeing and doing; and, what we were eating and drinking. We ate and drank what was traditional and local to that region of that country: Gnocchi in Venice, Italy; Tiramisu in Florence, Italy; Moules Frites in Nice, France; and, Jamon Serrano in Barcelona, Spain.

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Breakfast at the Baglioni (Florence, Italy)

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Lunch on the Grand Canal (Venice, Italy)

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Dinner at a Cafe (Nice, France)

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Tapas (Barcelona, Spain)

Stop in to see my new work this weekend at Potters Place Holiday Show and Sale. The opening reception is open to the public on Friday, November 20th from 5:30pm to 9pm.  Hours on Saturday, November 21st are 9am to 8pm.  Hours on Sunday, November 22nd are 10am-4pm.  Parking and admission are free.  Credit cards are accepted.

Potters Place is a cooperative studio with 20 clay artisans.  It is also a pottery school that offers classes in many levels by experienced instructors.  The location is at 127B Old West Street in Walpole, MA – accessible by MBTA. Open studio sales take place twice a year: November and May.

 

 

Pottery Sale this saturday

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The leaves are turning; the days are shorter; Fall is in full force.  It is a time when we turn our thoughts to making soups and squash pies and slow roasts.  We will gather as families and friends for fall events indoors and celebrate Thanksgiving.

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Powisset farm has completed it’s summer season and moved onto winter shares.  This weekend marks the first winter distribution. What’s in the share: lettuce, lettuce mix, spinach, broccoli/cauliflower, carrots, beets, onions, leeks, garlic, winter squash, gourds, celery, fresh herbs, potatoes, sweet potatoes, hot pepper/tomatillos, radishes & more!

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handmade mugs in pretty colors

In the barn alongside the newly picked veggies, Lisa WB Walker and Hog Wild Pottery will sell their collection of handmade functional pottery from 10am until 2pm on Saturday, November 7th.  You don’t have to be a member to visit the farm stand and purchase veggies, milk, cheese, eggs and so much more.  The tri-town hike is on Saturday and includes Powisset Farm. It’s always a great day at Powisset  – come join us at the farm located at 37 Powissett Road in Dover, MA.