Studied silver and metal smithing at the University of Oregon in Eugene, University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and the New England School of Art in Boston Massachusetts.
2011 Placewares Clay + Play ~ solo show ~ Gualala, CA
2011 Placewares Baker’s Dozen + 1 ~ group show ~ Gualala, CA
2010 CCBC Crafthouse Gallery Play by Play ~ with Bettina Matzkuhn
2010 Placewares Ups & Downs ~ Gualala, CA
2010 Art of Craft ~ By Hand Contemporary Craft from BC & Yukon
Cultural Olympiad ~ Vancouver Museum
2010 Dunbar Community Centre Artists in Residence with Robin Ripley
2008 Contemporary Craft in BC: Excellence with in Diversity Vancouver Museum
2006 Circle Craft Gallery solo show, Time Flies, painted clay pots with arials
2005 Gallery of BC Ceramics solo show, Panorama, painted bowls-panoramic images
2004 Surrey Art Gallery group exhibition, Hot Clay, clay work-compartment Buildings.
2003 Richmond Art Gallery group exhibition, Songbird, glass beaded Saws and Tools.
2003 Works Gallery solo ceramic show, Philadelphia, Pa. USA
2002 Crafthouse Gallery cabc – solo ceramic show – Knickknack Paddywack,
1999 Nanaimo Art Gallery 2 person exhibition, Evidence, Malaspina College,
1997 Canadian Craft Museum Glass and Metal group exhibition, Vancouver, B.C
1996 Craft House Alcove Gallery cabc solo ceramic show Where Dragon Flies Live,
1993 – 1995 Canadian Craft Museum group exhibition Made by Hand
“With a night sky full of ideas and a delicious amount of red earth clay at hand, I follow a winding path of trial and error to land in a place of playful balance,” is how artist Nancy Walker responded to our asking her to describe her inventive and playful constructions of clay.
And about her amazing white porcelain bird and fish bowls shown at right, Nancy says, “The pure white of fine porcelain seems to speak to a simplicity and directness of form and statement. What I needed to say isn’t distracted by color. I also love playing with those glorious earthy tones of colored Terra sigillata clay slips although I still find a quiet nurturing quality creating with that pure fine porcelain. It’s just a different conversation.”
Nancy Walker is one fine, remarkable artist; and representing her work is an ongoing treat and honor for our gallery. Her breadth of talents is matched by her engaging personality and inquisitiveness. Finding her work in Vancouver, B.C., one day several years ago, has led to a close friendship and respect for her imagination, energy and productivity.