Artist or Craftsperson?

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Liz Good wrote
on Jul 7, 2008 1:33 PM

Do you see yourself as an artist or craftsperson?

For me, it depends on the project...for example when I make my standard by-the-pattern baby sweater for a friend I feel crafty, and when I design/customize something myself I feel artistic, like it really says something about me.

Liz Good * assistant editor* Spin-Off magazine

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MandyH wrote
on Jul 29, 2008 9:08 AM


I completely agree with you on this one. I feel my "work" to be a complete mixture of craft and art. However, I feel reluctant to call myself an artist, but I really couldn't explain why that is. It feels a little presumptuous. But then I am proud of my work and have put it into group exhibitions and shown my things at show and tell sessions.......... So, logically I should call myself an artist unless I am following someone else's design.



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