30 Aug '12, 7pm

New post: Handmade

A while ago Gwilym sent me over a link to this video. It had been sitting, unwatched, in my links repository for a while – despite the fact that I’d watched and enjoyed the previous film from the film maker. Give it a watch now – it is a worthwhile ten minutes – and best watched before reading this. Made by Hand / No 2 The Knife Maker from Made by Hand on Vimeo . I really liked a lot of what he had to say – he was engaging and clearly passionate. I liked hearing about spending a lot of time practicing and being ok with not being very good. I enjoyed hearing about developing technique to the point where you feel comfortable to start making art. I agree completely about mistakes being really, really great ways to learn if you are open to that. The thing that he said that I had a negative, visceral response to was, to quote him, This tag “handmade” on its very, sort of, basic...

Full article: http://www.jimseven.com/2012/08/30/handmade/

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