Biography

Emory professor and renowned sculptor Diane Kempler, has an extensive artistic legacy. The New York native earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Brandeis University and now works as a professor at Emory University in Atlanta, teaching ceramic sculpting. She was formerly a staff member at Callanwolde Arts Center in Atlanta and the Director for the Center of Puppetry Arts. In addition to her art background, Kempler has also studied Architecture at Harvard University and attended the Penland School in North Carolina. Kempler has been a practicing artist for more than 20 years and has created public art works worldwide. In 2009, she received a residency for Denmark’s International Ceramic Studio; she also participated in ceramic studio residences in Hungry and France. Kempler has traveled to Asia, Burma and India to research hand-building pottery techniques in rural villages and was recently awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue this research.

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