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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Elizabeth's glowing wall sculptures on display last winter as part of the Wellesley Community Art Project caught the eye of one of the co-chairs of the Tenacre Country Day School Artist-in-Residence program. From late October until early January, Elizabeth will be the school's artist-in-resi- dence, leading workshops, teaching students, and displaying her sculptures in the school's gallery. This position merges Elizabeth's expe- rience as a teacher, artist, and active commu- nitymember. "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. I love teaching and can't wait to show kids that clay can be made into so much more than a pinch pot." Elizabeth can certainly teach the Tenacre community another important lesson—how the process of making art has the power to shed a positive light on failure. In her article entitled "Befriending Failure" in Studio Potter Magazine, she credits failure as one of her most cherished resources. "If I make fifty glaze tests, aiming to achieve a certain effect, and none of the fifty achieve this goal, have I failed?…Failure is a vital petri dish of inspi- ration. For instance, it might result in a new glaze direction, a new handle form, or a method of working with the finicky porce- lain I favor…Failure is useful as a catalyst for growth." 163 Elizabeth's work is for sale by commission and at the Muddy River Gallery, located at 320A Harvard Street in Brookline, and at the Society of Arts and Crafts, located at 175 Newbury Street (between Dartmouth and Exeter Streets), in Boston. You can also order Elizabeth's work online at www.etsy.com or from her website www.elizabethcohenpottery.com. Or visit her studio at 56 Yarmouth Road in Wellesley. She will host a Seasonal Open Studio there on Friday, December 7th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and on Saturday, December 8th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. fall 2012 | WellesleyWeston Magazine

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