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Kelly Connole

Professor of Art, Art and Art History

Education & Professional History

University of Montana (Missoula), BFA; San Francisco State University, MFA

Kelly Connole is a Professor of Art at Carleton College in Northfield, MN.  She earned her  MFA from San Francisco State University and her BFA from University of Montana. Her work combines the tactile nature of clay with images of memories and emotions addressing relationships within environments: natural and constructed, human and animal.  Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries across the country.  She is the recipient of many awards including a McKnight Residency, a Jerome Project Grant, a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, and McKnight Fellowships in 2014 and 2019.


At Carleton since 2004.

Current Courses

  • Fall 2021
    ARTS 236: Ceramics: Vessels for Tea
  • Winter 2022
    ARTS 330: Advanced Ceramics
  • Spring 2022
    ARTS 230: Ceramics: Throwing
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    ARTS 291: Independent Study
  • Fall 2022
    ARTS 130: Beginning Ceramics
  •  
    ARTS 291: Independent Study
  •  
    ARTS 391: Independent Study
  • Spring 2023
    ARTS 230: Ceramics: Throwing
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    ARTS 330: Advanced Ceramics