Emily Connell’s work is rooted in her experience as a child in Catholic schools. She explores the interaction between her own body and the spiritual relevance of ritual practice. Her process happens in conscientious stages to create a permanent ceramic object out of reference books such as bibles or encyclopedias, slip, and plaster. Connell earned her BFA at Kansas City Art Institute (2012) after completing her Fine Arts Diploma at SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, SC. (2008). International residency programs include those in Hungary and Italy.