[Tagging] Artists studios, WAS Re: Keys to which new values can be added without a proposal: craft=, shop=, building=, office=, sport=?

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 02:14:49 UTC 2019

On 16/08/19 12:03, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:
> What is the objective difference between the workshop of a sculptor 
> who makes many copies of ancient or tradition sculptures out of stone 
> by hand, versus the workshop of a “fine art” sculpture who sells 
> expensive “original”’works?

> There are many traditional sculptors in Indonesia who make stone 
> Buddha statues (similar to those at Borobudur temple), or statues of 
> Garuda carved intricately from wood or stone. Are they artists or not? 
> They are certainly “sculptors”, no?
> Similarly, the art studio of a potter who makes expensive “fine art” 
> pottery pieces will look similar to the studio of a craftsman who 
> produces decorative ceramics by hand.
> I believe using a different key for “fine art painters” versus “craft 
> and decorative painters” would be like using a different tag for 
> regular restaurants and “fine cuisine” restaurants.
> The craft key is already being used for artistic sculptors, potters, 
> glass makers, photographers and so on. It seems the most appropriate 
> of the existing keys, and it would be inappropriately to try to divide 
> “craft artists” and “fine artists” into different values, let alone 
> different keys.

Some artists can copy, some cannot copy. It is a skill. Many who copy 
can also originate.
> -Joseph
> On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 9:37 AM Martin Koppenhoefer 
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com <mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     sent from a phone
>     > On 16. Aug 2019, at 02:27, Clifford Snow
>     <clifford at snowandsnow.us <mailto:clifford at snowandsnow.us>> wrote:
>     >
>     > I would suggest we move artist from the craft discussion on to
>     its own thread.
>     agreed. Artists merit their own key, putting them under craft
>     doesn’t seem like a good choice.

Artist do not merit their own key.
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