Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
bobbin lace making, future family, historical craft, lacemaking, metalsmithing, tradition
Arts and Humanities | Fine Arts
In this paper I uncover a set of conflicting desires within me. As I long for a family and community I am torn between accepted patience and frustrated impatience. I create objects for my descendants using historical craft techniques to connect to craftspeople of the past while reaching to future generations. I dream of the family who will one day join me at my table to use these objects, and for now, I begin my traditions proudly on my own.
Zinder, Leah Bella, "Crafting a Family" (2022). Theses - ALL. 644.