In this volume of Studio Collective, there are many manifestations of craft: the craft of a drawing; the craft of the Luthier as he makes his treasured instruments; the craft of bread making. One could go on and on. There is the craft of parenting, the craft of the programmer, the craft of the dancer.
To be sure, craft requires commitment to process. Craftsmanship also requires pride in the making and doing. The world of the craftsperson is filled with repetition and practice. That commitment, to the first elements of a process, enables the craftsperson to excel—to truly reach the state of fulfillment. Craftsmanship is achieved by following a simple, but exacting formula: technique + experience = expression. Success in learning a craft requires the suspension of time. Craft requires solitary time, time in contemplation, time not consumed by anything but the process of making and making well. It is the ability to commune with whatever material in such a way that the expression celebrates the material and the maker.
120 pages. Printed on 80# matte paper. 8.25" x 10.75"
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