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Förbi Tradition och Praktik
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Ädellab/Metal.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

When I was fifteen I decided that I wanted to become a blacksmith. At the time of my decision I had been obsessed with fantasy for several years. I came to the conclusion that if I could not live in a fantasy world then at least I would make bits and pieces from it. That became the entry point of my fascination for material and techniques. I started with blacksmithing since it had an aura of magic or mystique in the material and in the making process. In high school I learned different handicraft techniques, and I continued to work with craft until I came to college. Before I started at college I had changed my fascination from craft to art. I wanted to become an artist, working with fine art. This was problematic; how does handicraft transcend into art? What possibilities and strengths do I have with my background in handicraft? What is the difference between handicraft, art and craft? In my essay the result is focused on how material can be proceeded, not with a skill or technique, but with an attitude. The attitude being craft, not as a tradition, but as an approach. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 20 p.
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Visual Arts
URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-3646OAI: diva2:530326
Educational program
Ädellab/Metal (Bachelor)
Fine Art
Available from: 2013-02-08 Created: 2012-06-01 Last updated: 2013-02-08Bibliographically approved

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