Informed by an interest in raw materials, ancestral forms, the female figure, and birds, Hilary Walsh uses ceramics and sculpture to create objects as both things of beauty and representations of cultural motifs. Working within age-old modalities like hand coiling and carving clay while using primitive tools, and while using resources thoughtfully and responsibly, Hilary looks backwards as a means of looking forward. This approach is deeply place-based and simultaneously is informed and inspired by traditions and practices from around the globe.

A California native based mainly in Ojai, Hilary also spends time in a cabin located in West Marin county in Northern California. These two locales, as well as her flock of birds, provide a host of inspiration to her practice.