November 2021 3-D Featured Artist Rick Aliperti
Rick Aliperti has returned to the gallery after showing his work in mid-2020. He hails from Long Island, New York, but moved to Cape Coral in 2005.
He recently joined the teaching staff at the Cape Coral Art Studio where he instructs pottery classes on Wednesday and Saturday mornings for all skill levels.
In 1970 Rick took a few classes at a local pottery studio, purchased a kick wheel and kiln, and soon began producing pottery in his parents basement while attending college. “During this time, I won numerous awards while selling my pottery at craft fairs,” he said. “It wasn’t long before I began teaching classes.”
In 1972, he took a position running after school programs focused on pottery. Starting in 1975 until retirement in 2019, he worked in sales while continuing to create and sell pottery.
Rick operates The Pottery Court, a fully-equipped studio from his home in the Southwest Cape. He and his wife also own the Gopher Tortoise Preserve next to their home.