One of my current projects (den) relies on two things – firstly public involvement and secondly that art and craft can co-exist in relative peace.
In recent decades craft has suffered quite a severe decline and this has led many people to question exactly what craft is compared to art. I believe they are two ends of a spectrum with lots of overlap in between. Art has moved away from making in a way that craft has not. Centuries ago St Francis of Assisi said:
I know lots of crafts people out there who put their whole heart into their work, and equally, many artists who do not make objects of any kind, so this definition is no longer completely relevant.
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