Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Fine Arts - Ceramics

First Advisor

Shay Church

Second Advisor

Debbie Quick

Third Advisor

Susan Iverson


Trying to remember is a form of forgetting. Memory fades, changes meaning, and disappears over time. While trying to find other ways to preserve stories about my family, it occurred to me that I could recreate what I remember in clay. I am creating collections of physical mementos of the memories that fill my head, focusing mainly on my childhood. Remembering is in itself an act of forgetting, and thus this is my memory preservation kit. I am recording memories of my family for posterity in clay before I have a chance to forget.


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Is Part Of

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Date of Submission

May 2011

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