holly walker ceramics

Greetings, and welcome to my website. Penland School of Craft’s season opens with “Inspired: The Exhibition”. It includes the work of 32 of the artists profiled in Penland’s 2016 book, “Inspired: Life in Penland’s Resident Artist and Core Fellowship Programs”. Penland was and continues to be pivotal in my life, and I am thrilled to be a part of the book and exhibition. Also this winter, I’ll participate in the annual Santa Fe Clay “La Mesa” exhibit (for the 13th year) at the NCECA conference in Portland, OR March 22-25.

In springtime, Worcester Center for Crafts 10th Pottery Invitational Show and Sale Benefit is May 5-7. Co-curated by Todd Wahlstrom and Aysha Peltz, twenty of the Northeast’s finest potters will be exhibiting, and in attendance. I’ll return to Penland early June for a solo exhibition, “Abecedarium” in the school’s new Focus Gallery. It is the fruition of an idea that has been germinating since I lived and worked there. This program is supported in part by the Frog Hollow Vermont Craft Association Artisan Grant Program.

This summer I will teach a workshop at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, MA. It will be my first time to see the tip of the state of Massachusetts, and the Art Center. Another first, this fall I’ll have my first exhibit at TRAX Gallery in Berkeley, CA (contact TRAX Gallery). I met Sandy Simon and Robert Brady as a fledgling potter, and have followed and been inspired by their work since then.

As always, if your travelling plans take you through Vermont this year, let me know if you’d like to visit my studio and showroom.