This weeks question of the week comes from Yappystudent, in Idaho. She is at this point the only one who posted questions in my question bank. So I am honoring her participation with the first question from that bank. At the same time, conversation in the Quiz of the week dealing with "erroneous information" will be used some time in the near future.
So from Yappystudent directly as posted in the question bank, with no editing from me.
Is it Craft or is it Art?
You and I may have one idea about a piece of ceramic, while trust me, the oil painters in the gallery/art school/art faire may have another. (Personally, if it's non-utilitarian IMO it's art. But some utilitarian work is so artistic it crosses the line into Art as well. Also, it's a bit like defining God, I feel a bit full of myself just trying. Your opinion may differ.)
This is an age old question, and one that is often argued whenever one is in a group of artists, or heaven forbid artists and craftsmen. It is not solvable in my mind, as it really depends on the eye of the beholder, the personal tastes of the person, the day, the society. So have at it folks.