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The Artists

I guess one of the most important points that occurs to me as I read through these “case studies” is that one can be very creative, resourceful, and have all sorts of good qualities as a person, and still be … Continue reading

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Defining Handmade, Part One-Point-Seven-Five…

OK, here’s another scenario: Ai-shi is a macrame and twine maker at a textile mill in Michigan that produces nylon braids, cordage for curtains, and macrame twine, which Ai-shi’s department creates. (The firm is like this one, with around 30 … Continue reading

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Defining Handmade, Part One-Point-Five…

Now let’s meet Stacy. Stacy is a stay-at-home mother of three boys. Stacy lives in suburban Ohio, and she has always been considered the “creative one” in her family. Being energetic and capable, she has been not only running the … Continue reading

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Defining Handmade, Part One

It’s not as easy as it looks. Let’s start with the idea of making actual concrete items with one’s hands. For example, you may own a mug that was produced by Lian, Guan-yin, and their friends, who are workers in the … Continue reading

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Should Art Be Free?

Recently, a very thought-provoking series of blog articles and responses on the “new” concept of “Free” as a way of networking in the internet crafting community has arisen; here is my response to an interesting one that I found by … Continue reading

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Craft is Art

As the title says… and it’s a tough thing to think about, of course, because of the way that the term “art” has gotten bandied about in its lifetime. Maybe it would be useful to go back to the ancient … Continue reading

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What’s Art?

A modern version of the 19th century to early 20th century Arts and Crafts Movement is being created right now, in the US & Canada, and around the world. I think this is a good thing. I’d like to talk … Continue reading

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