"The debate about the crossover of art and craft feels like it’s having a resurgence at the moment.
The V&A and the Crafts Council have a joint exhibition celebrating contemporary craft, The Power of Making; artist Grayson Perry has just curated a show at the British Museum, The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman; and Tacita Dean’s FILM for this year’s Unilever Series engages directly with the tactile skills and crafts of making moving images through film.
It’s not a new question, the boundaries between craft and art have long been contested. But with the explosion of interest in craft, from the Make Do and Mend craze, the new cool of the Women’s Institute and graffiti knitting to artists’ (such as Ai Weiwei) connection with traditional skills and Richard Sennet’s collection of essays The Craftsman gaining interest and coverage, it seems to be the time to talk about it."
At The Oregon College of Arts & Crafts their goal is teaching "how to craft art"!
Does it matter is an important part of this question and Bernard Katz begins with the craft portion of the discussion, "...since manipulating a material is usually the first thing one does..."
What art selections go with this discussion?