Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Art or Craft?

So much argument about what is considered art and what is considered craft.

The fact is, crafting is an art and art is a craft. Anything you don with your own hands, creating a finished piece, is crafting including painting. Why there is this crazy division, I'll never really understand.

The only time I can conceive of dividing, in any way, the subject of craft and art, is when you need to categorize something.

When you pick up any sort of tool and create something with it, it is a craft. You can craft a painting, a quilt, even furniture. Crafting itself is the only possible division, as it can fall into so many different categories from the simple handicraft to the fine sculpture.

When you think of crafts, think 'variety'.

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I'm a grandmother of 1, a ceramist, a ceramic mold maker, a truck driver and writer.

I'm also a webmaster of many and have several blogs.

I help others in designing product, make custom molds and I still do restorations.