Sunday, December 27, 2009
After some exciting national discussion about the future of craft advocacy over the past few months, I checked my google reader this evening to find a post on extreme craft featuring this video.
There is not a whole lot to say other than:
1. I am jealous
2. US craft organizations take note (especially you Helene Blieberg)
3. They covered all the angles: sex/ desire, sustainability, intrigue, etc.
Quoting directly from Garth Johnson now:
"They do things different in Scotland...at least craftscotland does. Craftscotland is sneaking their message into as many places as possible, including placing Scottish craft onto movie sets, commercials and other unlikely (but highly visible) venues. The organization understands that craft has a brilliant history in Scotland, but it also occupies a significant place in contemporary culture."
About two months ago I had a conversation with Fabio Fernandez, Exhibitions Director at the Society of Arts and Crafts - Boston, where we outlined our dream for craft advocacy. It is was exactly what craftscotland just did.
As always comments welcome,
Happy New year! (two years and counting for Conceptualmetalsmithing.com now!)