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Garth Clark….. ! The Death of Craft

Posted in Craft Thoughts by Kate Jones on January 27, 2009

The last few days of a very busy of January are upon us…. already.

Good to be back in he hot shop, and making again. Also been up to Edinburgh and down to London, more news to follow on about these projects and opportunities later.

In the mean time, been enjoying reading the piece by Garth Clark in the latest Crafts Magazine. The Death of Craft / Art Envy…link to the web site of the ACC  Crreating a New Craft Future, USA, where you can listen to 2 different and excellent podcasts by Garth on their site.

One of the full lecture, one of the questions and answers that followed and one of a radio interview which preceded the lecture.

If the politics of craft and its cultural value interest you then, Mr Clark has managed to express much about our field that is informed, intelligent, concise , clear, powerful and relevant … thank you Garth Clark !

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  1. Laura Gillingham said, on April 6, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    I am currently researching for an essay i am writing on:
    Why is Fine art percieved as more culturally acceptable than crafts??
    We haven’t been given a reading list so research is entirely up to me!
    I’ve read the Garth Clarke article which is highly interesting and ideal for my essay title but i was wondering if you could enhance on these thoughts or give me some ideas of artists to compare with.

    I’d be really greatful if you could get back to me at your earliest convenience.

    Thank you

  2. Rick Berman said, on September 30, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Aren’t we all tired of talking about art and craft after all these many decades. Here’s the real truth. It’s all crafts. Painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, jewelery, leatherwork, glass, weaving, photography, wood, and on and on ad nauseum. From these crafts something called art can sometimes bubble up. You can’t teach it and you can’t learn it, but somehow or another some people can just do it.
    Rick Berman

    Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.

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