WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2012

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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artist profile "the play of shadow and light" And she makes sure that all her pieces feel good in the hand. "Organic elements in nature such as flow- ers, fruits, seeds, shells, and plants inform my work. I am interested in the play of shadow and light and the contrast of soft and hard in clay forms. The metaphorical nuances in nesting sets, such as family, security, and com- fort intrigue me as well," explains Elizabeth. She glazes all her creations in a warm white satin palate to show off purity of form and shadows, as well as the food that the pieces will eventually hold. To achieve a wet glowing surface on the hard fixed porcelain, Elizabeth formulates a glaze that forms microcrystals as she controls the rate of cooling during the firing cycle. "I am involved in Wellesley in many ways, including as an advisory board member of Human Relations Service (HRS) and a volunteer at the Wellesley RDF Take and Leave area, but I am honored to also be involved as an artist." – Elizabeth Cohen top: Ripple Vase, Wheel Thrown and Altered Porcelain, 7" high x 5" long x 2.5" wide bottom: Sculptural Wall Series 162 WellesleyWeston Magazine | fall 2012 PHO T OS BY ELIZABETH COHEN

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