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Craft [Oct. 11th, 2011|12:24 pm]
Tony Grist
I'm not very good at housework. Housework is a craft. I can push a duster along a flat surface or a vac across a carpet, but the results don't sing- not as they would if a proper crafts(wo)man were wielding the tools.

Talking about craft, I was watching a documentary about British pottery last night. I already knew I loved 17th century slipware, but now I love John Dwight's 17th century stoneware too.  

I'd love to be a potter, but only if I could skip the apprenticeship. I'm too impatient to be a good craftsman. I want the finished masterpiece in my hands, now.
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[User Picture]From: michaleen
2011-10-12 10:34 am (UTC)
That stoneware piece is shockingly good.

On housework, I quite agree. I once worked for a company that taught electrical contractors how to estimate and manage jobs more efficiently and got to see those same general principles applied to a start-up domestic cleaning service. There can be no doubt that someone that cleans professionally is just as much a craftsman as as an electrician, brickmason or millwright.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-10-12 03:08 pm (UTC)
I walk into a room that needs taking in hand- and I just don't know where to begin- so as often as not I just walk out again.
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