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  • Is it Art, Craft or Design?

    by John Lavine     Wednesday, June 13, 2012
    Last weekend I was in San Jose, California for the American Association of Woodturners's annual symposium. This was an enormous sprawling event, involving three days of demonstrations, talks, exhibitions, meetings and general socializing among members...
  • Is it Art, Craft or Design? Part 2

    by John Lavine     Monday, July 23, 2012
    In my previous blog on this topic, I related the Tale of Four Bowls…the long story of Duchamp's famous "fountain" and the journey from design to art to craft and back to design. That post ended by asking if it was all simply a matter...