Date of Award

Spring 5-22-2021

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)




Ann Clarke


ceramic art, craft, fiber art, LGBTQ identity, queerness, rural

Subject Categories

Arts and Humanities | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Fine Arts


This thesis seeks to contextualize and describe my art making practice through my personal experience and professional research. I begin by referencing a childhood memory to craft a metaphor for my current work. Through storytelling, I weave together the ideas of home, comfort, and alienation to describe the influence that domestic objects have on the construction of identities. Using disidentification as a queer method, the works described herein act as visual (and visible) evidence to imagine queered futures and complicate the traditional divisions between public discourse and personal narrative. In conclusion, the importance of this queering as a sustained and repetitive personal political act is discussed.


Open Access



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