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crafter, medium artist, maker, artist or craftsperson – are just some of the many labels we use to define our profession.  At the Council we fluctuate between maker, artist and craftsperson – a little indecisive to be sure but this array of labels reflects the prevailing opinions of our membership.  Does it matter to you?  An American survey of  individuals – who transform materials into objects of great beauty, who are connected to tradition even in their contemporary work, and have the skills  require to do so – provides a snapshot of their thoughts on the topic – it can be found here. Where do you fall on the chart?

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