- Liana Kabel
- Brisbane, Australia
- My studio is located in Brisbane, Australia. For the past 10 years I’ve been enjoying creating jewellery designs from an array of mundane materials. Tupperware and knitting needles have remained a firm favourite. My designs have been published numerous times, graced the shelves of many wonderful galleries and stores and been worn by those whose aren’t afraid of colour and attention. All of which I am very grateful for. For several years I’ve also been fortunate enough to work with many businesses as a coach and workshop facilitator.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
CRAFT - Give Me a C For......
Recently I experienced a few incidents of copying. This had upset me because it was so on my turf. But I feel pretty over that now and choose to relabel those experiences (and no doubt future/continuing ones) as "incidents of influencing others". I choose to feel hugely influential!
Although I feel pretty OK, those experiences along with other mounting evidence has let me to feel a a bit down on Craft. I feel like I have been defending Craft for ages now (against the tyranny of design) but when I needed and wanted it to defend me, it sort of let me down. Perhaps I was just being naive but I bought into the big smiley face that Craft puts on. I thought that the Craft world was a friendly, caring place where we all look out for and support each other. But now I don't think that is always the case and I suspect that it may be as cut throat as say, Fashion and Design. I can live with that, but let's just drop the pretence and be a little more honest about it.