Re: Artisan or Crafter?
Posted by John on February 28, 2001 at 12:23:10:
In Reply to: Artisan or Crafter? posted by Teresa McMahon on February 27, 2001 at 19:00:42:
Laura's post is right on -- you seem to be straddling the fence here, so take advantage of it on a case by case basis. Personally, I thought we'd put that old artist vs. craftsman debate to bed a long time ago. Here's another way to look at it: if one works in 2D media or sculpts, then there is no question that one is an artist. Any dimensional or mixed media twist brings one closer to the crafts camp. I'd prefer to be called a craftsman, if at all possible. There are thousands of professional craftspeople making a very good living out there, while most artists' work doesn't come into the money until after they're dead. Go figure. Besides, don't we tend to lump it altogether as arts AND crafts?