Tax free Weekend Countdown – featuring Potters Place Gallery

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Two wheel thrown mugs with red heart stamp on exterior and peachy interior by Lisa WB Walker

Potters Place, a not for profit school and cooperative pottery studio, is home to 23 working potters and 5 clay instructors. I’ve been a member of Potters Place for 10 years. We share kilns, make glazes, plus all the things that go into running a successful cooperative studio.  Each year, we host two open studio events (fall and spring).  Year-round, we have a small gallery on site where customers can come by appointment and purchase direct from the potters of Potters Place.

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Wheel thrown and hand trimmed 10.5″ plate with matching bowl. Pieces are sold separately. Stoneware by Lisa W B Walker.

Potters Place is located at 127B Old West Street in Walpole, MA. P: 508-668-0363. Hours: By appointment.

Boston Globe reports:

BOSTON — The annual sales tax holiday in Massachusetts would be held Aug. 16-17 under a bill released by a legislative committee of conference on Wednesday evening.

The sales tax holiday was included in an economic development bill, which is among the last major pieces of legislation being considered before the legislative session ends for the year on Thursday.

Rep. Joseph Wagner, a Chicopee Democrat and chairman of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, said that sales tax holiday “is significant for the Commonwealth’s economy.

Above pictured pottery by Lisa W B Walker are featured with other pottery created by Potters Place members currently in the Potters Place Gallery.

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Make it a Happy Handmade Holiday this Valentine’s Day!

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Find these at Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9 in Norwood, MA. Open 11-6 today.

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Find these at the Dedham Square Artist Guild in Dedham, MA. Open 12-6 today.

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Find these at Cristina Hurley Gallery in Canton, MA. Open 11-6 today.

Did the weather keep you from picking up your Valentine’s Day gifts, no problem… shop local for one of a kind art for your sweetheart ❤ ❤ ❤

Saying I do

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Saying I Do

Saying I do
Is more than saying I love you
It goes beyond describing how my love is true
Because words are not enough to express my love for you.

Saying I do
Is like saying I am here for you
That I am ready to see what the future may bring
Because we are together in everything.

Saying I do
Is saying I am now complete because of you
That the pieces of the puzzle called “my life”
Becomes a beautiful picture called “our love”.

And now I am saying “I DO”
As I walk down the aisle with you
This is a lifetime promise that I will hold
A promise I make until we grow old.

– M. Pascual –

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Ceramics included in this post are for sale at Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9 in Norwood, MA

NEXT Clay Class for Kids is Monday, January 27th at 3:30 – last day to register is Friday, January 24th

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Kids Clay Class is Monday, January 27th - last day to register is Friday, January 24th

The Dedham Square Artist Guild has teamed up with the Dedham Community House to offer art classes. My next Clay Class for Kids is Monday, January 27th – last day to register is Friday, January 24th.

Clay Class for Kids (first grade and older) will be a “Valentine’s Day” themed class. Last year I taught my students to create a pinch pot that they decorated, some made heart shaped bowls. There was also an opportunity to make a flat tile so that students could play with surface elements like stamping and adding clay elements. Using non-toxic red and white paint, students decorated their work.

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For this year’s class, we may try something different.

I clear coat the students works of art and fire them in a kiln (at Potters Place, my cooperative studio in Walpole). Finished artwork will be available toward the end of February at the Dedham Square Artist Guild Gallery, 553 High Street in Dedham Square.

I am hosting additional clay classes and those are listed on my website.

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

photo: “love” heart dishes are a Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9 exclusive

2014 is filled with CLAY and here is a look at what’s happening this winter…

EVENTS ~
January at the Dedham Square Artist Guild …. Small Works Show
My square leaf plate is included in this display.
Closes Tuesday, January 14th…. “Big” – Exhibit at the Dedham Community Theater.
My “BIG” high fire porcelain vase is included in this show.
Opens Thursday, January 16th 6-8 PM … “Pop” – at the Dedham Community Theater’s revamped gallery on the lower level. The exhibit will be up through February 16th. My “By the Lake” Bowl will be featured in this show.
Thursday, February 13th 5-9 PM… “LOVE IS IN THE SQUARE” at the Dedham Square Artist Guild and other shops in Dedham Square.

GALLERY REPRESENTATION ~
Dedham Square Artist Guild Gallery, 553 High Street, Dedham. Open Weds-Saturday 12-6, Sunday 11-2
Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9, 45 Central Street, Norwood. Open Monday-Saturday 11-6, Thursday til 8
Cristina Hurley Gallery, 554 Washington Street, Canton. Open daily 11-6.

CLAY CLASSES ~

…at the Dedham Community House. Classes are held in the art room, lower level at 670 High Street in Dedham
Kids Clay – Monday, January 27th – Valentine’s Day – 3:30-4:30
Kids Clay – Monday, March 10 – Think Spring! – 3:30-4:30
Tile Class – grade 4 and up – Mondays Feb 3 – March 3 (4 classes) 3:30-4:30

…through the Westwood Recreation Department. Classes will be held at the Islington Community Center
Kids Clay – Wednesday, January 29th – Valentine’s Day – 1:00-2:00
Kids Clay – Wednesday, January 29th – Valentine’s Day – 2:30-3:30
Kids Clay – Wednesday, March 12th – Think Spring! – 1:00-2:00
Kids Clay – Wednesday, March 12th – Think Spring! – 2:30-3:30
Adult Class – Monday, Feb 3rd – 7:00-8:30 PM

Private lessons ? please contact me at lisawbwalker@gmail.com

MORE FUN STUFF ~

… on my website
… on my blog
… on my social media platforms

Wishing you all the best for 2014
Lisa