Friday, March 11, 2011

Guest Blogger for Beaducation...

Beaducation is celebrating national Craft Month! I was asked to write a piece for their blog about Art vs. Craft and where things deviate and where they collide. It was an interesting task and I did it in under 1,400 words! Not an easy feat. (I feel as though this would make for an interesting book for someone to write – lots of material and places to theorize.) Check out the first installment of "A Revolution in Making" on the Beaducation blog by CLICKING HERE. In this post I discuss definitions and a brief history of Craft and even talk about my own personal experiences navigating the two worlds. For the second installment, CLICK HERE. In this part, I give examples of artists who tackle being "artists" AND "crafters".

5 comments:

Norma's Clay said...

Very interesting. It will definitely make a good book. I didn't study art and like many I try to create without thinking if it's art or craft. The line that defines one thing or the other (art vs craft) have certainly become somehow blurry.

Dustin said...

The artist as crafter is exploring materials; the crafter as artist has surpassed materials. (ooo, I might have to quote me on that!) Thanks for including me, Andrew. I think that you have the spirit to take on just such a book, given your thoughtful insight, fearless experience, and open judgement of such a debate.

somethingunique said...

Hi Andrew. Lisa is one of the main reasons i started making jewelry she has been an inspiration for me in many ways. I get most of my stamps and supplies from Beaducation they have a wonderful team over there for sure. ttfn :)

Dragonfodder Jewellery Diary said...

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Charlene said...

Andrew,

Both articles were excellent and thoughtfully done.