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That saying could open a can of worms , so many different views on it. a contemporary artist would probably disagree as his views may be that its as much about the aesthetics of a piece but about provoking a response .
 

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A lifetime ago, when Fine Woodworking magazine was in it's infancy, someone wrote in to the editor with that craftsman/artist argument. It provoked a response that raged on for two years.
 

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I agree with Cobalt's idea.

Artist: " I will make something that evokes the idea of a walking stick and what it represents."

Function follows form.

Craftsman: "I will make a walking stick."

Form follows function.

I tend to be more craftsman than artist.

Rodney
 
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