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In Topic: Best Clay For Handbuilding?

13 February 2015 - 09:31 AM

The brand of clay is always specific to the country, city or local area you live in.

Specifying the brand of clay is rather meaningless to anyone else who cannot get hold of it.

Better to describe the type of clay.

I use a brown raku clay with lots of grog that can be fired anywhere from earthenware to stoneware.

The fact that it is raku helps to withstand temperature differentials between thick and thin parts without cracking - ideal for sculptures.

In Topic: Craft Is Good; Crafter Is Not -- Cerf+ Survey Results

03 May 2014 - 04:52 AM

It is not surprising to me at all that the survey clearly shows "artist" being preferred to "craftsman/craftsperson".

So there is definitely still this thing between "art" and  "craft".


It seems to me the term "craft artist" is an attempt to avoid the destinction between art and craft.

Who uses this term? No-one I know refers to himself/herself as a "craft artist". (But who do I know anyway?)

Could it be that some crafts people feel that adding the word "artist" adds a bit more status ?

Could it be a genuine attempt by people whose work is a mixture of art and craft ?


"Crafter" is just a stupid word, in my humble opinion.


I respect craftmanship and I appreciate art, but I do not respect the rubbish that is often presented as "art".