James Krenov craft wisdom, 6: The fine craftsman doesn’t need a mega public
May 27, 2011
Completing the series of quotes on the craft life from ‘A Cabinet Maker’s Notebook’:
I’ve never believed that a really good craftsman is intended for a tremendous public…the craftsman lives in a condition where the size of his public is almost in inverse proportion to the quality of his work…(or) the total content of the work that he does.
And he really hasn’t that much use for a hundred or two hundred people banging on his door, wanting things, because finally, this craftsman is the one who does the work himself, and gives people something very personal and therefore not accessible to everyone.