Walker received a BFA from Utah State University and a MFA from Penn State University. He has lectured, taught, worked and exhibited extensively nationally and internationally in places, including the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China and the International Ceramics Workshop. In the fall of 2018, he started teaching full-time at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah where he currently resides. He has been awarded a 2009 NCECA International Residency Fellowship and a 2014 Artist Trust Fellowship from Washington State. He has works in major collections, such as the Fine Art Museum of San Francisco: De Young, the Carnegie Mellon Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramic Research Center.