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Artist-in-Residence: Juliette Walker

Artist Juliette Walker with her ceramic lamp creations

Introducing our newest Artist-in-Residence, Juliette Walker! During her residency Light As Material Project (L.A.M.P.), Juliette will host open studio hours and workshops for folks of all ages to play with clay, draw lamps, and read and explore ideas of lamps and lights throughout July and August.

Light As Material Project (L.A.M.P.) is ceramic artist Juliette Walker’s ongoing exploration of the objects or things we use to bring light into interior spaces, both for utility and aesthetic value. In her own practice, she makes functional lamps, light sculptures, and installations out of ceramics.

She looks forward to continuing this exploration of using ceramics as a tool for carrying or playing with light via collaborative lantern-making workshops, cyanotypes and clay workshops, and other investigations related to lamps, light, and ceramics during her Bubbler residency.


Open Studio Hours

Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, August 6, 13, 5:00-7:00pm
Bubbler Room at Central Library

All are welcome to join artist Juliette Walker in the Bubbler Room to play with clay, draw lamps, and read and explore ideas of lamps and lights during these casual drop-in studio times.


Free Workshops

Collaborative Ceramic Lantern-Making Workshops
Thursday, July 11, 5:00-7:00pm - Register
Thursday, July 18, 5:00-7:00pm - Register
Thursday, August 1, 5:00-7:00pm - Register
Thursday, August 8, 5:00-7:00pm - Register
Thursday, August 15, 5:00-7:00pm - Register
All workshops take place in the Bubbler Room at Central Library. Max 10 participants per workshop; all ages; no previous experience necessary.

Participants will have the chance to carve porcelain pre-rolled slabs that, when combined together, will become ceramic lanterns! By designing and carving lantern panels, participants will be able to take home a finished lantern, collaboratively made by previous workshop participants.


Cyanotypes & Clay Workshop
Saturday, July 20, 1:00-3:00pm - Register
Saturday, August 3, 1:00-3:00pm - Register
Saturday, August 10, 1:00-3:00pm - Register
All workshops take place in the Bubbler Room at Central Library. Max 10 participants per workshop; all ages; no previous experience necessary

Participants will have the chance to play with natural light by harnessing the sun to make cyanotype prints. Adding in the flexibility and playfulness of clay, we will make shapes, letters, and other forms from clay to make designs with the cyanotype print. Kiddos should be accompanied by an adult.


Be a Part of the Zine

All are invited to participate in the Light as Material Project (L.A.M.P.) Zine with Juliette Walker from now through August! 

LAMP station at Lakeview LibraryDraw, write, scribble, or doodle to answer two prompts from the artist: 

  • Where do you find light or lightness in your life?
  • Draw and describe your favorite lamp - what's the story of it?

Folks can find materials in the Bubbler at Central Library and in your neighborhood library - or you're welcome to complete the prompts at home!

Just be sure to tag the library and the artist in your responses if you post them to social media: @light_as_material_project (Instagram) @madisonpubliclibrary (Instagram), @madisonpubliclibrary (Facebook).

These responses will be added to a collaborative zine with many others created by Juliette Walker!

Draw and describe your favorite lamp. What's the story of it?    Where do you find light or lightness in your life?

July 23, 2019