Lisa Walsh, a figurative sculptress from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada works mainly in white clay and porcelain to create her uniquely fashioned and artistically designed sculptures. Examples of Lisa's creative work can be found in the homes and gardens of private collectors in Canada, the United States, England, Hong Kong and Australia. Lisa's sculpture masterpieces 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 pet memorials.
Lisa 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.
Lisa has 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 the Lisa Walsh Sculptures 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 please email Lisa.
Photographs : Carol Unfreed