Walsh, a figurative sculptress from
, works mainly in white clay and
porcelain to create her uniquely fashioned
sculptures. Examples of Lisa's work can be found in
the homes and gardens of private collectors in
Canada, The United States,
England, Hong Kong and Australia.
work feature angels, whimsical fairies, Victorian
style women, mother and child themes, and goddesses.
Her portfolio includes many beautiful, yet
functional, pieces such as figurative sculpture
vases, fairy birdbaths, decorative mirrors, and
fountain pieces. Her specialty, however, is creating
original angelic memorial sculptures which include
draws her inspiration from her two sons, the angelic
realm, dreams, books and beautiful Victorian
paintings. Images stay in her mind as if they are
waiting to be born. "There is definitely an order to
creating the pieces." says Lisa. "It is as if each
piece has it's own right time to be created or the
energy just isn't there. I usually work very quickly
at the beginning, getting the right shape and
feeling of the piece. I think that the most
important part of sculpting is capturing the feeling
or essence of each sculpture. You can feel the
energy and the emotion emanating from the clay if
you capture it in this first stage. The rest is just
the details." The detail work takes the most amount
of time and makes her sculptures so exquisite.
found sculpting to be very joyful and healing. The
happiness and loving energy of creating a special
sculpture for someone else to find pleasure in
owning is something that she hopes to continue to do
and share with people for the rest of her life.
Examples of Lisa Walsh's work can be viewed on her
web site. Lisa is currently offering private and semi-private
sculpting classes for children and adults in the
Greater Victoria area of B.C. If you are interested
in taking lessons or have any questions/comments
please email Lisa.
Photographs : Carol Unfreed