Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Your thoughts...Art v. Craft

Keith Tompkins
>A post by Jamie Donaldson brought up some interesting thoughts...Why are many turners opposed to being called an artist, and even worse, why do they avoid design elements that are considered artistic?

I got a couple of e-mails on the subject, and thought it would be a good topic. What bugs you about the whole artist topic? Do you consider those in the art fields elitist? Politically unpalatable? A craftsman doesn't need art or design? Personal experience with artist types? I'd like to hear your take on the subject.

I have thought about this topic for quite some time.....the art v. craft debate doesn't seem to be problem in other craft pursuits. I have banged my head against the wall a few times in frustration, when I don't get enough design students...there is certainly a bit of resistance.

Last, (just curious) would you consider attending a class or demo on form and design? Why or why not? I think the answer to this question may answer the first...

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