Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content.
Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class.

Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Craft vs. Fine Art

Based on our assignment to distinguish what is a craft vs. fine art, I chose to pick these two pieces of hand-blown glass objects.
The first one is an executive/board room table. The amber pedestals are hand blown and sit on top of acrylic bases. The top (surface) is cut glass.

The bottom picture are hand-blown garden crystals. Both of these projects, regardless of how big or small they are, take an experienced, trained artisan to create them. Both pieces of art are done under
the same extreme heat of 2,000 degrees and using the same types of
equipment. Each are meant to be used, meant to be touched and used in daily life - possibly by the same people. So, how can anyone say that one or the other should be categorized as fine art vs. a craft?

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