Aaron Caldwell (Carbondale, IL) just completed his BA in studio art with a minor in art history at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He has been researching various ways of telling Black American narratives with ceramics through imagery, texture, and finishing techniques by learning about central and west coastal African tribes, African American history, and European conquest/invasion history. Caldwell will attend Penland School of Crafts to study Traditional Pottery Making of Nigeria and Ghana with Winnie Owens-Hart. He will supplement his research through travels to all-Black populations in search of valuable, primary source information about the lives of unsung Black American leaders, innovators and pioneers. These unearthed narratives about Black American history will then inform his ceramic practice.