Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Jessica Emory ’11

Jessica Emory 2011Jessica Emory ’11, a double major in math and biochemistry, entered the world of weavers, spinners and knitters as a child growing up in New Hampshire. She plans to expand her horizons by working with other artisans around the globe on a yearlong project that will be supported by the Watson Foundation. Emory will work with and learn from farmers and fiber artists in Cambodia, Romania, Iceland, Mongolia and the Falkland Islands. The Barnstead, N.H., native plans to explore how native crafts are made, marketed and used in each country, and discover how these traditional arts maintain their place in modern society. “I may be part of a dying breed from a small New England town, but being a Watson scholar means having the opportunity to become a part of an inclusive international league of artisans who continue to perpetuate traditional crafts and shape the relevance of art.”

 

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Michael Graca is the college's Assistant Vice President for Communications.