Ellen Mansfield ceramic artworks
Scope and Contents
The Ellen Mansfield ceramic plate consists of two pieces. One a plate with a portrait of Abbé L'Epée and titled Deaf Education Pioneer Abbé L'Epée 1712-1789. The other a trivet titled De'humankind depicts a woman kneeling by a stream and symbolizes sign language being banned because of cochlear implant laws.
- Mansfield, Ellen (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Ellen Mansfield was born deaf in Manhattan, New York in 1960 but grew up in New Jersey. She attended public school where Ellen learned poorly without sign language and interpreters. She earned a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
The collection consists two ceramic artworks by artist Ellen Mansfield. The plate is painted with an image of deaf education pioneer Abbé L'Epée. The trivet De'humankind depicts a woman kneeling by a stream.
The collection contains two items.
Both items are located in the RADSCC on 1st floor of The Wallace Center.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The artwork was purchased by Joan Naturale, NTID Librarian.
Accession number(s): 2013:029
Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in June 2014.
- Ellen Mansfield ceramic plate
- RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
- Lisa Witt
- 19 June 2014
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