August 5, 2020
Today, with the help of my daughter Grace and son William, I delivered 252 porcelain mugs to the faculty and staff of Wellesley High School. William graduation this spring, marking our family’s 11th year at this wonderful school. To honor the many adults who work there, and have had a challenging time due to the pandemic, I wanted to give them something handmade, from the heart.
A team of custodians and Assistant to the Principal and coordinator extraordinaire Diane Zinck, met us with carts and good cheer. We made quick work of getting the gift bags into the cafeteria, in alphabetical order, ready for pick up when staff returns in a few weeks.
It was a good day.
Some views of a custom installation the the main conference room at a new bio lab building in Natick, MA.
Registration now open! This will be a hands-on, fun workshop with a small class size, allowing for you to explore your style and get individualized instruction.
For full details, go to www.snowfarm.org, but here’s the skinny:
Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program
OCT 1 – OCT 4
Wheel Throwing with Alterations in Porcelain
TAUGHT BY: Elizabeth Cohen
Working with porcelain, learn traditional wheel methods, plus tricks and tips for successful throwing. Techniques include quick centering, direct touch, and alteration of forms out of round. Class emphasizes experimentation, taking risks, and the pursuit of individual style. Instructor demos will be followed by personalized instruction for each student. Some experience preferred. Some, but not all, work may be bisque fired.
In addition to ceramics, I will be showing new mixed media work in birch bark and wasp nest.
Saturday, December 1 at Society of Arts and Crafts www.societyofcrafts.org as part of the Holiday Marketplace.
From their website:
Get crafty this holiday season during our 2018 Holiday Market December 1-2, 2018 at our Seaport District gallery! Shop for handmade gifts, check out the latest wares from local artists, and get in the winter spirit during this weekend-long event. All visitors will receive 10% off their retail purchase during the Holiday Market and all members (and those who become members!) will receive 20% off their purchase. Donuts from Red Apple Farm and cider will be on hand for snacking, and we’ll also be featuring demos from local artists on both days.
Artist Demo Schedule:
+ Elizabeth Cohen Pottery, 11am-2pm
+ Lois Russell, 12-3pm
+ Jennifer Yogel/Local Color Jewelry, 1-4pm
+ Lois Russell, 12-3pm
+ Cristina Hajosy, 12-4pm
+ Paulette Werger, 1-4pm
+ Current Society Artist-in-Residence Jodi Colella will be in studio from 1-4pm too!
Sunday,December 2 at Florijn Home, Wellesley as part of the Holiday Stroll. Florijn is usually not open on Sundays, but has special hours to celebrate the stroll. Look for a smiling woman with clay all over her hair, face and clothes! www.florijnhome, 12:00-4:00.
On view beginning October 4, 2018
Elizabeth Cohen is a Wellesley-based studio potter whose work speaks to themes of family, security, comfort and aging. Elizabeth’s organic and sculptural ceramic work will be presented in the Spotlight Gallery during a month-long run at the Society.
Free + Open to the Public
Tue-Sat 10-6, until 9 on Thurs, Sun 11-5
100 Pier 4, Suite 200, Boston, MA
617-266-1810 | email@example.com
This was a fun day of filming for Intuit’s “Own It” series on Facebook. So far there are nine short videos, each about a minute or two of me working in my studio.