Although Perry used craft processes, the pieces still remained fine art pieces; a collection of weird and wonderful objects each raising questions of their own. Craftsmanship is an individual using their hands and deep thought processes to create something beautiful and unique; using great and expert skill to perfect their craft. Both the Power of Making and the Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman show beautiful and exciting work - both are full of surprises as you can't guess what you'll find next; from a Hello Kitty hand towel to a lifesize crochetdermy bear.
The Grayson Perry exhibition celebrates craft throughout the years; as some of the work dates back hundreds of years. Whereas the Power of Making celebrates where craft is today - a body of work using new and traditional technniques; disposing of the idea that craft is something oldfashioned, this exhibition proved craftmanship is exciting and creative and doesn't neccessarily rely on the past.
|my favourite piece from the two exhibitions|