Former Emory University 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 was formerly both a staff member at Callanwolde Arts Center in Atlanta and the Director for the Center of Puppetry Arts. Additionally, Kempler studied Architecture at Harvard University and attended the Penland School in North Carolina. She has been a practicing artist for more than 30 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 awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue this research.