Elizabeth Cohen is an independant studio potter living in the Boston area, creating wheel-thrown and altered functional and sculptural work in porcelain as well as mixed media with natural material such as wasp nest, mushroom spores and mulberry paper. Organic elements in nature, such as flowers, fruits, seeds, shells, and plants, inform her work. She explores cycles of birth, life, and death, growth and decay, rhythm and change. She also explores varied metaphorical nuances, such as family, security and comfort, in nesting sets. She holds a B.A. in English from Tufts University and a M.A.T from Simmons College.