AVA Studio Chat: Carole Kitchel-Bellew
Meet Carole Kitchel-Bellew!
Carole has an insatiable interest in creative pursuits and has explored multiple mediums. Today, she is a sculptor who works with clay. She attended the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, originally majoring in ceramics. After college she began working in metals, specifically in jewelry making and eventually opened her own store in Harvard Square, MA. Carole then discovered stone carving, studying at the De Cordova Museum School in Lincoln, MA, where she found her interest was in sculpting abstract forms. In 2015, she took a clay course at The League of New Hampshire with Karin Rothwell (who now teaches at AVA) and was reintroduced to her love of clay. Since then, Carole has been working with clay and hand building objects. She enjoys working with her hands and in three dimensions because of the tactile aspects. Regardless of the result, the most important element of her practice is joy. Carole will be showing some of her work at the Whipple Hill Art Show in Lyme on August 12th-13th. Visit Carole on Instgram: @stackinghappies