frillyrattie replied to your text post: Craft vs. Art
I always thought the difference between art and craft was craft was sonething you could use…like that scarf you knitted can be used to keep someone warm or the bowl you made can be eaten out of. Art is displayed…that scarf or bowl is being looked at and admired and not being used.
This is certainly one line that people have used to differentiate art from craft. But as @des-zimbits noted
Joanna Russ’s “How to Suppress Women’s Writing” spends a lot of time pointing out that divides like art vs craft have always existed to raise up the work of the privileged (rich, white, men) and deny the ability of the marginalized (poor, people of colour, women) to create meaningful art. It’s an artificial divide WITH PREJUDICE.
So when we use a defining line like that, we also have to look at whose things are being displayed. This also gets into things like cooks vs. chefs, seamstresses/tailors vs. fashion designers, etc.
My larger point, though, was that creative endeavors are creative endeavors, regardless of the artificial lines of legitimacy that may be drawn between them.