> 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
> Thank you very much for your help!
> Lisa Beiter
> Communication Design
> Carnegie Mellon University
> 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
> 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?