A graduate of Simon Fraser University – Burnaby BC, Emily Carr College of Art and Design – Vancouver BC

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.


2018  ~ be like water ~ solo @ Circle Craft Gallery

2016  Talking Clay  – solo @ Circle Craft Gallery

2013   Pendulum Gallery Circle Craft 40th Anniversary Show (Life Boats) Vancouver, BC

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

LyndonDesign Gallery 

October 2011

“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.