Date of Award

Summer 7-1-2022

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)




Koch, Marilyn


bobbin lace making, future family, historical craft, lacemaking, metalsmithing, tradition

Subject Categories

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.


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