Monday, May 20, 2013

If I'm not an Artist, what am I?


Are you like me?

Think the definition "Artist" or "Craft person"

 too limiting a description of what you do?

Apart from creating/making stuff,

do you do a whole lot more?


CCUK came up with a mouthful of a label,

but despite this,

fits better than most labels.

So for now, I'm a "portfolio working maker"!

Avoid all the academic speech and skip to page  12 in their report at

http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/files/file/7cec2fd1e3bdbe39/making_value_full_report.pdf

See if they have anything in common with you.

These people "work", play and study across a mix of paid and unpaid, recreational and professional activities in art, craft, science, tech, business, management, medical, educators, researchers,  social workers, writers, performers, directors.....

When I start looking around me, not only are many of my peers, but many of my studio students are living, or starting to live this kind of life...

Is this a trend?


(image source: http://www.squidoo.com/vinayaka-ganesh-images)



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