I plan on creating a playful body of work, which will investigate thoughts and memories of the past. Purity, childhood, and innocence will be some of the things that I consider and explore in this body of work. I will try to reawake or evoke memories of the past, but also explore ideas of lost memories and the loss of innocence that everyone goes through as they grow into adulthood. I plan to have a dichotomy of playfulness, youthful innocence, reawakening of youth, versus maturity, loss of innocence and youth, and the desire to revisit ones youth. Through exploration and demonstration of technical mastery of material, I plan to create a body of work through the process of kiln casting. Through selectively choosing different objects (mostly childhood toys) that either I have had a connection with or have an affinity for, I plan to construct a grouping of objects that will stimulate thoughts and ideas that will go along with the concepts and topics I am concentrating on. Through reinvestigation of these toys of childhood I will closer examine their relationship to the previously described topics. I will inspect and scrutinize the initial purity and innocence that these objects have with closer examination of their social and politically charged implications.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Glass sculpture--Themes, motives; Glass sculpture--Technique; Military miniatures; Toys in art; Innocence (Psychology) in art

Publication Date


Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Glass (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School for American Crafts (CIAS)


Cass, Robin

Advisor/Committee Member

Hirsch, Richard


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