Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Artisan vs. The Crafter
I had an interesting conversation with my next door neighbour at the Government Street market on Sunday. I told here that I used actual original stamps in my jewelry and she couldn't get her head around the fact that they were not reproductions.
I told her that using a copies would be cheating my customers, she responded with the idea that no one would be the wiser. I take a fragile everyday item that is slightly inaccessible and make it into a tangible artifact that can be enjoyed outside a stamp book. Hunting down the stamps is half the fun and 3/4 of the work. I think my process and my idea of one of a kind handmade is what divides artisans from crafters.