You’ve got to have heART

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“love” dishes are for sale at Custom Art Framing year round. Dedham Square Artist Guild is stocked for Valentine’s Day. “love” dishes may be personalized for weddings or special events; email Lisa directly for more information.

Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, February 14th.  Shop locally!

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Raspberry “prelude” serving bowl for sale at the Dedham Square Artist Guild

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His and Her mugs are sold individually, but make a great set. Sets are available in 5 glazes and are for sale at the Dedham Square Artist Guild.

Dedham Square Artist Guild gallery represents 22 local artists who create work in photography, paint, glass, mosaic, jewelry, textile, clay and more.  Shop locally in Dedham Square, Massachusetts.

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Wheel thrown tiny bud vases for sale at Custom Art Framing and Gallery 9.

Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9 produces high quality framing and represents a select group of talented artists in photography, paint, wood and ceramics. Shop locally in Norwood, Massachusetts.

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Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, February 14th.  Shop locally!

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Valentine’s Day ~ Shop Local

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Here in New England, we are being hit hard by snow.  Small businesses that count on holidays like Valentine’s Day to boost their sales in February are especially impacted. Snow means customers don’t want to venture out in the cold and turn to their computers to “order in” from big stores. Shop locally this season or call a small business and ask for an item to be shipped; it really will make a difference.

Where can you find Lisa W B Walker pottery? Shopping local means just west of Boston, MA.

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“love” heart dishes for sale at Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9 in Norwood, MA

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“His and Her” mugs sets for sale at Dedham Square Artist Gallery in Dedham Square, MA

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Bud Vases for sale at Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9 in Norwood, MA; Dedham Square Artist Guild Gallery in Dedham Square, MA; and two favorites at my home studio.

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Westwood Dishes at Decor & More in Westwood, MA

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Ceramics for Jewelry at Cristina Hurley Jewelry Gallery in Canton, MA

Vases

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IMG_2591I was at the Fuller Craft Museum to see an exhibit entitled “Game Changers” when I spotted these tiny vases by Sandra Byers. It got me thinking about spring and the kind of vases you can create as bud vases.

IMG_3147These vases above and below were for sale at the Museum of Fine Arts gift shop. The variety of shapes are interesting.

IMG_3148I started making some of my own that I think will make nice gifts for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

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Shop VASES at the Dedham Square Artist Guild gallery located at 553 Washington Street in Dedham Square, and, Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9 located at 45 Central Street in Norwood, Ma.

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mini vases by Lisa W B Walker

 

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 ❤ ❤ ❤

Pottery and Food

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Pottery and Food

The perfect food for Valentine’s Day might just be a salad dotted with red served in a beautiful handmade bowl. Add a steak and champagne and your celebratory meal is complete.

Baby Spinach with Strawberries and Candied Almonds for 2

Salad~

1/8 cup slivered almonds
1/4 tablespoon corn syrup
3/8 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/4 pinch salt
1/4 pinch cayenne pepper
3 cups Baby Spinach
1/4 pint strawberry, sliced

Dressing~

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 tablespoon raspberry vinegar
salt & pepper

Directions~

1. In a small bowl, toss together almonds, corn syrup, sugar, salt and cayenne pepper until coated. Spread in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in 325 oven, stirring occasionally to break up clumps, for about 12 minutes. Let cool completely on pan on rack. Break into pieces.

2. For the dressing, whisk together oil, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

3. In a large bowl, toss spinach with dressing. Sprinkle with candied almonds and strawberries.

My bowl is for sale at the Potters Place gallery located at 127B Old West Street in Walpole, Ma. The gallery is by appointment only by calling 508-668-0363. It is part of a collection called “Prelude” which includes a plate, vase and matching mugs.

Boston LOVES Impressionism

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Boston LOVES Impressionism

I choose Claude Monet‘s “Meadow with Poplars” when the MFA, Boston invited it’s members to choose their favorite Impressionist work for an exhibition entitled “Boston loves Impressionism”.

“Boston loves Impressionism” is a collection of 30 fan voted Impressionist paintings from the MFA, Boston’s permanent collection which spans from the 1870s and 1880s to the present.  The exhibit opens on Valentine’s Day, February 14th.

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Claude Monet‘s “Water Lilies” received the most votes. Here is a link to the other 29 works of art.

If you visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston over the opening weekend (Feb 14-16), there will be many things to do like watching “When Harry Met Sally” on Friday night, sampling red velvet cupcakes from three of the on site restaurants, gallery talks, and, a Vivaldi Concerti performed by Handel and Haydn.

…Art Exhibits present a wonderful opportunity to learn…

Pottery and Food

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Pottery and Food

Pottery and Food and Drink for a delightful start to Valentine’s Day:

Pottery: Handmade Mugs – one for each of you

Drink: Cafe Au Lait for 2

1. Brew coffee.
2. Warm milk or cream.
3. Add coffee and warm dairy to your mug in equal parts simultaneously.
4. Add sweetener of your choice (if desired).

Food: A slice of whole wheat bread, toasted with peanut butter. A colorful plate of sliced fruit to share (try cantaloupe and melon in the winter, berries in the summer).

Fill your mugs and toast to each other! Happy Valentine’s Day!

My one of a kind wheel thrown mug sets are currently for sale at the Dedham Square Artist Guild.

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.

Half Day Thursday Clay Class for Kids – January 31st

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Half Day Thursday Clay Class for Kids - January 31st

The Dedham Square Artist Guild has teamed up with the Dedham Community House to offer art classes. I’m offering one to kids this coming Thursday, January 31st from 1-2:30, and one to adults in February.

Half Day Thursday Clay Class for Kids (first grade and older) will be a “Valentine’s Day” themed class. I’ll teach the young artists how to create a pinch pot that they can decorate with hearts for make into a heart shaped bowl. There will be an opportunity to make a flat tile so that students can play with surface elements like stamping and adding clay elements. Using non-toxic red and white paint, students will further decorate their work. I will clear coat these works of art and fire them in a kiln (at Potters Place, my cooperative studio in Walpole).

There will be supplies available for making Valentine’s Day cards to take home that day. Finished artwork will be available toward the end of February at the Guild Gallery on High Street in Dedham.

There is still room in the class! Click the photo to register – deadline is Monday.