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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First Sale of the Season

food and pottery, shop local

 

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

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!

Powisset Farm Spring Fest ~ Saturday, May 30th 10AM-3PM

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The best way to celebrate the Spring and the beginning of the farm season: SPRING FEST! Yes! Come out the Powisset Spring fest, on May 30th from 10am-3pm!

At the Spring Fest, there will be: live music, food to eat, seedlings to buy for your garden, kids activities, farm tours and lots of vendors selling awesome food and crafts! There will even be a Kraut Mob! what!!?? Yes, a kraut mob…where you can learn, hands on, how to make your own sauerkraut! Come play at Powisset for the day and help us welcome the farm season with so. much. joy.

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ONE OF A KIND HANDMADE POTTERY BY Lisa WB Walker and Hog Wild Pottery

SPRING FEST!

When: Saturday, May 30th!
10am-3pm
Cost: for ttor members: $4/person, $10/family
for non-members: $5/person, $12/family
or…pay what you can. no one will be turned away from Spring fest!

Where: Powisset Farm, 37 Powisset Road, Dover, MA

“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.

Pottery Sale ~ Saturday, November 9th ~ 10am-3pm

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Pottery Sale ~ Saturday, November 9th

Food and Pottery are a natural combination. Food grown on a neighborhood farm served on a platter handcrafted by a local artisan… what could be better?

Join me this weekend at Powisset Farm from 10AM to 3PM on Saturday, November 9th. The farm stand will have pork – smoked and not, fresh eggs from Moosehill Farm in Sharon, loads of veggies pulled fresh from the fields at Powisset Farm, pottery by local clay artisans Lisa WB Walker and Hogwild Pottery, photos of the farm crafted into cards, and so much more…

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Here’s how great food and handmade pottery work together…

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Butternut Bread, by Tod Dimmick*

Ingredients *modified from original recipe:

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup pureed butternut squash or pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup lite sour cream
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tsp canola or vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350. Spray your 9 x 5 loaf pan with buttered flavored spray12 cup mixing bowl
  2. In a mixing bowl, like this one featured above (holds 12 cups!), whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and salt.
  3. Using an egg separator (see below) add 4 egg whites to squash, sour cream and oil in an other bowl.egg separators
  4. With a rubber spatula, scrape the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir to create a thick batter. Scrape mixture into loaf pan and slide into the middle rack of the oven.  Bake for one hour.butternut loaves
  5. When cool, serve on an oblong plate such as this one:Isabella oblong plate
  6. Serve bread with a fresh brewed cup of coffee or hot tea in a handmade mug:handmade traveling mugs

Come enjoy all the Farm has to offer this Saturday!

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Mid Summer Pottery Sale – Saturday, August 10th

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Mid Summer Pottery Sale - Saturday, August 10th

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. This Saturday, August 10th from 10AM to 2PM, I will be at Powisset Farm in Dover, MA rain or shine.

It’s a tax free weekend in Massachusetts, and I’m looking forward to sharing that savings with my customers.

This is the first pottery sale I’ve had at the Powisset Farm Stand this season, but as a shareholder I visit the farm each week (as chronicled in my weekly blog posts about food and pottery) . The farm reminds me of my grandparent’s farm. I love seeing friends at Powisset, talking about the veggies, venturing out to the fields to pick, talk, taste the week’s bounty.

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I’ve been working on my “Farmers Bounty” collection. Carving pea tendril vases; creating platters for veggies and dips; combining a deep brown with a pleasing green glaze to recreate what a farmer sees … earth and vegetation.

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Mid summer seems the perfect time to host a sale. The days are still filled with sunshine and the fields with summertime veggies like cucumbers for pickles and juicy tomatoes to top with freshly made basil pesto (picnic favorites!).

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Stop by and say hello this weekend, enjoy the tax break! and think about the farm to table connection that is best with handmade pottery.

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