Mother’s Day Sale this Saturday

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As an artist, I work in small batches to create collections in clay like a painter creates a painting. The difference being that one can lift a piece out of my “painting” and interact with it. During the pandemic, I’ve spent my time working in my home studio, teaching art virtually and caring for my family. In the winter months, I worked on a collection entitled “Dreaming of a tropical vacation” because I was. This spring, I have returned to the decorator series to craft new work that reflects the home. Perhaps it was watching the birds out my kitchen window and tending to the plants growing in my house that my collections reflect these moments in time. I considered the simple pleasures of filling vases with flowers, setting the table for the family meal and enjoying the way light interacts with glazed pottery in use. After all, the art an artist creates reflects the life they live.

I’m selling my small batch pottery collections this weekend outdoors in Westwood, MA with four artist friends. We had a wonderful time safely interacting with customers last fall and have decided that a Pop Up Mother’s Day Sale on Saturday, May 8th from 11am – 3pm would be the perfect environment to sell our artwork. We will be following all the safety protocols for a safe selling experience. My table will be set up outside of Decor and More flanked by the other artists. It is a rain or shine event. Please stop in on Saturday to shop at 695 High Street (Post Office Plaza) in Westwood, MA.

Westwood Artists hosts 2nd Outdoor Sale

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Please join me for an Outdoor Sale with Westwood Artists. The Outdoor Sale on Saturday, November 7th is from 11am to 3pm on the green in front of the Council on Aging, 60 Nahatan Street in Westwood, Massachusetts.

Featured artists: Lisa WB Walker – pottery; Carol Ahearn – watercolors; Karen Cagan – photography; Jane Wojick – pottery; Maureen Obey – pastels and oil paintings; Mike Robrish – watercolors; Kathy O’Donnell – origami earrings; and Rita Bechara – mixed media paintings.

This is a social distanced sale. Masks are required. Hand sanitizer is available should you wish to interact with the art.

If you would like to purchase handmade from me but are unable or uncomfortable attending an in person event, please have a look at my pottery on my flickr account. I keep my inventory up to date and include information on each listing where to purchase and if items are available. Please email me to discuss options for contactless sales.

“A Table Shared” thanks to technology

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“A Table Shared”, the theme for this fall’s Potters Place show and sale, inspired me to think about the conversations we share at our family table based on the answers to, “What did you do today?”

Thanks to technology, namely skype, our family can include our college student in our Sunday dinner discussions. At least a check in around dinnertime each week that allows us to ask, “What did you do today?”

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This is the first year someone in our family has gone off the college. Working through the transition meant creating in clay. The process yielded a table setting for two. The collection is symbolic for the conversations I wanted to have but knew I would have to wait.  The image that inspired the surface decoration came from a carved wooden panel in the high school’s newly renovated dinning area… yet another food and pottery connection.

I started with two plates (pictured above), playing around with the pattern using an under glaze black pen on white clay with a clear glaze. It feels serious and playful at the same time.

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Then I threw a pitcher on the wheel (to fill two hand-carved tumblers). When I decorated the tumblers and pitcher with a final dip of glaze, I included a wash of blue to give the decoration a bit of color.

bowls

A big 10 cup serving bowl will look beautiful filled with a leafy green salad. Smaller bowls mimic the decoration of the tumblers to create a drinking vessel and one bowl set.

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An oblong platter serves food to the table, like bread or an entree for two.

dishes

Square dishes are perfect for appetizers, bread or dessert.  They even make a great coaster.

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As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I look forward to many family meals, sharing the table (without technology) and spending more time answering the question, “What did you do today?”

Top photograph of two plates is by Dave Bradley Photography

Table runner in bottom photograph is by Iris Sonnenschein

Join me tonight for the artist reception at Potters Place annual show and sale.  Doors open at 5:30pm on Friday, November 22nd and close on Sunday, November 24th at 4PM. More info at www.pottersplace.info.