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Winter 2013-2014

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John Lavine's Blog

  • 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...
  • Designing and Building a Wood Sculpture Stand, Part 3: Making the template

    by John Lavine     Saturday, July 21, 2012
    Now that I had my thick-walled hollow wooden form built, I had to draw the curved outline of the finished shape onto two adjoining faces of the form. The process is very straightforward. The traditional, age-old method for scaling up a drawing was to...