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).

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Community Outreach

kids, teaching, techniques

Potters Place is a not for profit pottery school and a cooperative studio for clay artisans. Located in Walpole, Massachusetts, it is interwoven into the community it has called home for over 30 years. Their mission is to spread their love of pottery.  This takes many forms from raising funds through the sale of specific pottery (most recently to benefit the League School art program) to going into schools with clay to enrich the students.

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The students who transition from elementary to middle school annually work on a tile project that celebrates their interests and leaves a lasting artifact. Completed tiles are hung on the wall and students are able to stop in and see them years later.

Working with the art teachers, Potters Place instructors provide real clay to students. Showing them ways to make their two dimensional drawings into three dimensional tiles with coils, incising, scratch and attach with slip method, and more.

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Adding color with glaze is the second phase where the students add details to their tiles.

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Parents are always interested in getting involved in this project.  We welcome them to the Potters Place studio where they put on the final glaze before the tiles go into the kiln.

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When the tiles are finished, Potters Place delivers them to the school and they are framed and hung on the wall.  The students are thrilled to see their very own tiles for years to come!

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Find out more about Potters Place in Walpole, MA by clicking over to the webpage at www.pottersplace.info

 

Tax free weekend countdown ~ featuring Decor and More

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hand stamped functional dishes                               by Lisa W B Walker @ Decor and More

Decor and More is a mother/daughter business located in my home town of Westwood, MA. The shop specializes in interior design and retail decorating, but also sells gifts and home decor items including Vera Bradley, Mariposa, Scout bags, baby gifts, greeting cards and more. Included in the gift shop is work by local artists such as my ceramicsKevin Becker glass, Carolyn Berluti bracelets and much more.

Decor and More is located at 695 High Street, Westwood, MA. P: 781-326-9394 HOURS: Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm; Saturday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.

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.”

Additional Ceramics by Lisa W B Walker at Decor and More:

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for grads and reunions (purchase early for fall dates)

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Dishes can be custom ordered @ Decor & More. These are the perfect size for wedding favors or bridal shower gifts.

Red, Brown and Gold ~ Artist Challenge

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Red, Brown and Gold ~ Artist Challenge

Artist Challenge at the Dedham Square Artists Guild opens tonight 5PM @ 553 High Street in Dedham, MA. (Guest: McCrae’s caramels, plus featured artist of the month: photographer, Kerry Hawkins)

Every couple of months, the DSAG artists have a chance to respond to a theme. This one, of course, is all about Valentine’s Day. My submission is the bud vase with a vertical leaf motif in a golden glaze pictured here nestled amongst other vases for sale at the gallery. Ceramics, wood, paintings, photography, and more are all part of the member exhibit.that opens tonight for “Love in the Square”.