Mary,sorry for the length of time to accept your request!!! I am a bit lax in getting into my account. I have great intent though. Maybe this should be my New Year's resolution!!! IT would certainly be a good one for me!
Oh and I like your sentiment about being a proud crafter. I do a lot of craft shows, and I sometimes get the feeling craftspeople don't get the respect they deserve. But at the same time it creates this kinship between crafters, like we are all in on a little secret that people outside the sphere can only gaze at lovingly. :)
Thanks for the friending! Your work is soulful. Your touch with glass creates a moment caught in time, but the object looks like it's forever changing. Really nice way of setting glass too! Charmed. :)
"Great comment by the 2Roses! Thanks, guys.
Fellow deep sighers, it seems more people in the field are currently looking into these questions. Here is an interesting post by Leslie Ferrin which I saw on Critical Craft Forum on May 19:
"Our work over the years has brought us into direct contact with a few of the perspectives on this issue. Collectors and elderly people who are approaching the final stages of life often become concerned about what happens to the collection…"
"I am in the boomer generation, and when I was starting out life on my own, I didn't want what my parents had, or anyone else's parents, so it is reasonable that the new generation doesn't either. The boomer generation seems to be the…"
"In addition to my artwork, I do silver repair. Very few of the pieces I repair are from silver collectors. Most silver is inherited from family. Some pieces are in bad shape, or the silver is in need of repair after it was broken by the next…"
"This is a really interesting article. I'm a designer, maker and educator, and I've noticed that more and more students coming in are X and Y's. It's easy to label them, and not necessarily fair to paint them all with the same…"