While I watched the PBS show, Craft in America: Origins, I took some notes down that I want to remember.
A few phrases/ideas/comments from artists' describing their work:
-using traditional materials and applying technique to change form.
-telling a narrative
-mastering skill to manipulate material into an object.
-"decisions i make is never about how long it takes me"
-with high technology, people don't have the need to make things.
-there are no limitation...giving freedom to fail
-"slow, tedious process.. and i enjoyed every minute of it"
-conveying the tradition forward is through family
-sometimes it just needs to be honed down and made simple.
-to labor is to pray
-passing the traditions to the next generation, we don't see that a lot in America.