Kelly Connole, Professor of Art
During December 2019, Professor Kelly Connole and Student Research Partner Laura Diamond ‘20 visited local museums and archives to research local indigenous pottery traditions. Professor Connole hoped to supplement her preliminary knowledge of the subject and identify the best resources for further study. This material will allow Professor Connole to connect her ceramics courses with the local landscape in new ways, supporting her goal of incorporating place-based learning into her teaching. Specifically, this material will be used in her Fall 2020 course, Studio Art 236: “Ceramics: Vessels for Tea,” which uses investigation of traditional Japanese pottery as a way of understanding the impact of local materials on pottery traditions in a comparative context and utilizes materials from Carleton’s Arboretum. Furthermore, the research conducted December 2019 will provide Professor Connole with a basis for further research during summer 2020.