Ceramic Sculpture Artist

Sally Walk



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day one in India

Posted by walksally@gmail.com on December 17, 2012 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi all, I know I promised a blog from India, however there were big problems with using the internet. Access is really slow and very on and off. I had enough trouble just getting a few emails out.

Anyway I thought I would still write the blog now that I am home so you can have a look at wonderful India and the amazing experience I had.

I arrived in Vadodara (Baroda) early in the morning and was picked up for the 45min drive to the Uttarayan Art Centre. Wow what a drive, dodging ca...

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Countdown to India

Posted by walksally@gmail.com on November 25, 2012 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Well it's nearly time to hit the creative road again. This time I am off to Vadodara, in India. I have been invited to attend and present at the International Ceramics Forum to be held at the Uttarayan Art Centre. 20 artists from all over the world have been invited and it will be great to see some old friends that I met at the forum in China.

Packing has begun, my Visa is organised and now the countdown begins until Thursday when I catch a flight via Singapore to Mumbai and then on to ...

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Final Studio Day

Posted by walksally@gmail.com on February 9, 2012 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (4)

It was the last day in the studio today. I spent most of the day taking photos and drinking coffee. It was a really cold day with more snow. I hope it stops snowing so my flight won't be delayed tomorrow. Anyway here are some images of my artwork....

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Visiting Kyoto

Posted by walksally@gmail.com on February 8, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (1)

Well I have seen many sights and had some wonderful experience since I last spoke to you. Again I had been invited out to dinner to an artist's house who paints in a traditional Japanese style using powdered pigments. His home was beautiful, the meal was amazing and he even painted for us whilst we watched. It was an very special experience, topped off by him giving me the painting he had just finished, as a gift. Here are some images of the evening. He even managed to continue to paint with ...

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Meeting Shigekazu Nagae

Posted by walksally@gmail.com on February 5, 2012 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (3)

Ok..ok, its seems like I have forgotten about writing this blog, well you are wrong as there has been some kind of problem and I have not been able to post them. So here is what has been happening over the last few days and hopefully it gets to you.

Obviously my work has been drying and yesterday was the final firing, which will be unpacked tomorrow. As there are no more firings scheduled, then I am unable to make any new work. But I have still been keeping busy.

Kuwa took me to s...

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5cm of snow

Posted by walksally@gmail.com on February 2, 2012 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Well this morning I woke to a very white landscape, and snow falling quite heavily. It was amazing for me to see as (as I mentioned in an earlier entry) I haven't really seen snow falling.

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Kuwa's road trip

Posted by walksally@gmail.com on January 31, 2012 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (1)

I know I keep repeating myself, but yet again I really have been very busy.

Monday was spent working in the studio and I am nearly finished thankfully. Mae, one of the trainees had been away for a few days for a friend's wedding and he bought back some new foods to try. It's quite interesting that each prefecture seems to have its own unique foods that are only available there. You just can't buy it anywhere else in Japan. So I tried a slice of lotus with all the little holes filled wi...

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A beautiful gallery

Posted by walksally@gmail.com on January 29, 2012 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Wow is this 2 blogs in 2 days, I am on a roll hey?

As I mentioned previously today we visited a very well-known gallery about a 20 minute drive from Seto city. It is run by a husband and wife team. He is a ceramic artist and she is a glass artist. It was a beautiful setting in a 200 year old building with beautiful gardens. It was the opening weekend for an exhibition of artwork by artists from the areas affected by the earthquake last year. There were many people, as confirmed by the m...

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Open studio

Posted by walksally@gmail.com on January 28, 2012 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (2)

Hi there everyone, well today was my open studio. So the morning was spent setting up. I expected that I that it was simply that the studio allowed people in to see what I was up to. However it was much more formal than that. A table was set up with a display of my work freshly out of the kiln. Another table was set up for me to work and chairs were arranged for people to sit and watch. I had an interpreter and I demonstrated how I created some of my work whilst the interpreter sat beside me ...

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Posted by walksally@gmail.com on January 26, 2012 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (1)

Yes I am still here in Japan, just keeping very busy. So here is what I have been up to.....

Tuesday was my day off, and I decided to have a bit of a look around Seto. As usual it was freezing cold, but at least the sun was out. I walked for about 2 hours and checked out a few shops, lots of them ceramics shops. It seems that the area my apartment is in is the main part of the town, surrounded by lots of housing and places to eat. I found a few bits and pieces as gifts for my family. Th...

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