Turning Archive 2005

Art, Design, and Craft

David Propst
>The thread last week on "Are you an artist?" really frustrated me. I think many woodturners shortchange themselves by rejecting the artist label. I had crafted a reply for that thread and then finally deleted it because I could not put into words what I was feeling.

Yesterday, I followed the link on Sean Troy's website to John Williams website where John had posted the quote below. The statement reflects exactly what I was not able to voice and I thought it worth sharing. A Google search shoes the quote attributed to Hella Basu, a British calligraphy artist.

"In all object making, that aspect which relates to the conceptual interpretation is art,
that which relates the object to an intended purpose is design,
and the quality of its execution is craft." - Hella Basu

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