June Art Exhibit Features Work by Weston Resident Cheryl J. Alpert


The June exhibition at the Weston Public Library is titled “Getting My Hands Dirty” and features ceramics by local resident Cheryl J. Alpert. There will be a reception with the artist on June 15 from 5-7 pm.

From the marketing materials:


Clay is like a good lover: It is intriguing. It negotiates. It can be a creative teacher as well as a force to reckon with. It responds to touch. It welcomes inner strength and understands loss. And sometimes, it can just frustrate you to no end.

As an observer and collector, I have always loved the arts. After 9/11 and the loss of my best friend, I sought a different kind of therapy to address my grief—and that’s when I decided to get my hands dirty.

I have worked in several studios including the DeCordova Museum, Feet of Clay, The Potters Shop and Studio, and Community Kiln. At each, I have learned from terrific teachers and guides. While at the DeCordova, I had the great privilege of studying with the Japanese Master, Makoto Yabe, who impressed on me the importance of bowing down to the clay as it combines the forces of earth, fire, and water.

Clay captivates me as it responds to my touch whether I work on the wheel, hand build, or create stretch pots.

Often, the results differ from what I originally envisioned, taking on their own form. When I first began, I concentrated on utilitarian items. But I soon found myself wanting to be more daring and creative.

I have lived in Weston most of my life and am a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Realty when my hands are clean.

Cheryl J. Alpert

Getting My Hands Dirty

An Exhibition and Sale of Ceramics by Cheryl J. Alpert

June 1-30, 2023

The Weston Public Library

87 School Street, Weston MA 02493

Reception – June 15th, 5 – 7 PM

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