In November 2010, Willa participated in the Zen Peacemakers’ Retreat at Auschwitz-Birkenau near Oswiecim, Poland, site of the Nazi camps where millions lost their lives. These watchtowers are a visual attempt to depict the resiliency of the human spirit.

 Some or all of the ceramic works have been on display in the following Portland exhibition spaces:

Guardino Gallery

Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education— “Ritual Unmoored: The Works of Six Jewish Ceramists"



Willa took this image while meditating at Birkenau, “Bearing Witness” with the Zen Peacemakers Order.

Spring 2011 Bearing Witness at Auschwitz-Birkenau, online photo-essay. Northwest Dharma News, Northwest Dharma Association