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  • Jake Benson
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 30, 2002
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      > From: Lisa Beiter <merovingian11@...>
      > Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 05:44:02 -0800

      > PLEASE REPLY OFF LIST.
      >
      > Dear List,
      >
      > I am Design student at Carnegie Mellon University, and
      > I am doing a research project about craft.
      > Specifically, I am interested in the people who are
      > practicing crafts right now, their backgrounds, what
      > they studied, what they've done to get where they are,
      > and what makes their craft different (or not
      > different!) from art and design.
      >
      > If you consider yourself an artist, craftsperson, or
      > designer, and you could take a few minutes to answer
      > some of the following questions, it would help me out
      > a lot! Please send responses off-list to
      > merovingian11@....
      >
      > Thank you very much for your help!
      >
      > Lisa Beiter
      > Communication Design
      > Carnegie Mellon University
      >
      > ---------------
      > Name:
      > Craft/Profession:
      > Would you mind being quoted? Y or N
      >
      > 1. Describe your education. What kind of training in
      > art or design did you get? Did you attend college?
      > Where? What was your major?
      >
      > 2. What were your career objectives post-college (or
      > post-highschool)? If they changed, at what point did
      > they change?
      >
      > 3. What kind of early jobs did you hold? Were they
      > related to art/design/craft?
      >
      > 4. Describe what you do for a living now.
      >
      > 5. In your opinion, what is the difference between
      > art, design, and craft?
      >
      > 6. What sort of skills are necessary for your craft?
      >
      > 7. Do you consider yourself a craftsperson? An artist?
      > A designer? A teacher? All of the above? None of the
      > above?
      >
      > 8. If you could change something about your career,
      > your early career path, or your education, what would
      > it be?
      >
      > 9. What would you say to other people considering your
      > craft as a career choice?
      >
      > 10. What makes your craft "contemporary"? How do you
      > think your craft will fare in the future? Is it slowly
      > fading out? Is it becoming stronger?
      >
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