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).
I’m excited to offer instruction to adult students this spring at Potters Place, my cooperative studio located in Walpole, Massachusetts. Details here.
Starting on Monday, May 2nd from 9am – 12pm, I will offer a pottery class for adult students of all levels. This class is 6 weeks with a maximum class size of 6 students. Students will explore clay in both handbuilding and wheel throwing projects – beginning with clay and ending with a fully functional piece of ceramics. The possibilities are limitless! Click here for details and how to sign up.
Further into the month of May, I will offer a 4 week class with a focus on “The Mug”. This class will take place on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am – 12:30pm beginning May 17th. This class is for intermediate students (can center and pull a cylinder most of the time). Class size will not exceed 6 students. More details here.
If you are looking for instruction and these opportunities do not fit with your schedule, click over to my website where I list additional options for students of all ages, including an option for a private lesson.
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.
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.
I like to throw my small bowls off the hump. The routine of centering, throwing, cutting, and repeating tends to makes my bowls more similar in shape when I do this. There is no reason to measure because I enjoy making each one as an individual form, but I do know that by repeating the action, I’m training my muscles to make a similar shape.
Finishing a piece means taking the time to trim a nice foot ring. You know you see a potter shopping for a bowl when they keep flipping the pottery upside down to see the craftsmanship of the artist.
Before starting to glaze, I wax the bottom of my pieces so that there is a clean line where the glaze meets the foot. Glaze left on the bottom of the piece will stick to the shelf during the firing process and ruin the work. Waxing is a nice way to make sure your piece’s foot is well marked and clean.
Once the work is complete, the bottoms are sanded so they are smooth and will not to scratch any surfaces. I hand wash each piece, photograph it, log it into inventory, price it and post it out on all my social media platforms.
Each piece I create is a one of a kind piece – handmade for one who appreciates details and fine craftsmanship. One it is purchased, it begins it’s life as a functioning piece of pottery – hopefully well loved and cared for 🙂
To purchase my pottery, please visit my website at www.lisawbwalker.com
During the month of April, my cooperative studio, Potters Place readies the studio for our bi annual show and sale. This event is a three day show that takes place May 2,3 and 4. There is a lot to do in April. Members must adhere to strict deadlines to finish up their pottery so there will be no unglazed work in the studio. We shut down the kilns mid month and clean the studio top to bottom.
I’ve been finishing up some pieces in my home studio to dry for the last bisque run on Sunday. But today the rain has stopped and that means perfect weather for glazing, so I’ll take advantage of this and head to Potters Place to glaze some bisque ware. I do all my glazing and firing at my cooperative studio, Potters Place, but throwing and creating are done in my home studio. I find this a nice combination.
April also brings another Kids Clay class… My students created baskets in “Think Spring!” March class and will have an opportunity to “celebrate mothers and fathers” in April’s class. I fire my Kids Clay pieces at Potters Place, but classes take place in Westwood when families sign their students up through the Westwood Recreation Department.
I will host my first trunk show of 2014 on Saturday, April 12th from 12-3PM at the Dedham Square Artist Guild. I’m excited to offer the opportunity to purchase my baskets for Easter (Sunday, April 20th) as well as other pottery for hostess gifts and serving options. The Dedham Square Artist Guild is located in Dedham Square at 553 High Street.
Sneak-a-peak Mugs in soft spring colors.