Who’s driving this bus? (with bonus features) Posted on May 25, 2019 by nrhiller Share this:PrintEmailFacebookTumblrPinterestTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
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I always like to see the process that master craftspeople use to complete items, but this time it’s personal. Without getting into whether Arts and Crafts is a single school of design, etc. I like the term because it brings together both aspects of something like a chair or a table. The art cannot exist without the craft to realize it.
Maybe some people want to believe that their items are immaculately composed from thin air without blemish or frustration. That’s not me. Since this is my table(!!!), it makes it a great deal more real and significant to know of the mallet marks from dry fitting that tenon a frustrating number of times. I obviously don’t want this to be a horrible task for its maker, but at the same time there’s something profound in knowing the work that went into it.
Objects take on significance from their use. An old blanket chest may be knocked together from pine, but if it was used by a great grandmother and handed down, there’s much more to it than a simple pine chest. Likely objects take on significance from their maker too … except that we’re often divorced from that significance. I think i’m almost as excited about have a good idea of that significance in this case as i am of having a piece of furniture made by Nancy Hiller. And it’s a really pretty table too.
Lex, rest assured that this is anything but a horrible task for the maker. Quite the opposite. (Just don’t call me a master craftsperson. That term freaks me out.) 😉
Maybe they could start painting buses red……
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