Ex­cel­lence achieved through an ea­ger­ness to learn, a fear­less ex­plo­ration of ideas, of process, of ma­te­ri­als and, of course, of teach­ing

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Craft is too of­ten wrongly thought of as pre­serv­ing the old when, in fact, it is the new that gives craft the rel­e­vancy and com­mer­cial vi­a­bil­ity for that con­tin­uum of tra­di­tion.

It is recog­nis­ing the op­por­tu­ni­ties that change cre­ates which gives con­fi­dence – fir­ing the imag­i­na­tion with the kind of in­no­va­tion so of­ten needed to at­tain the ex­cel­lence that a truly gifted craftsper­son will aspire to; ex­cel­lence achieved through an ea­ger­ness to learn, a fear­less ex­plo­ration of ideas, of process, of ma­te­ri­als and, of course, of teach­ing. Above all, it is im­por­tant to look to the fu­ture through an in­ti­mate un­der­stand­ing of the past so as to main­tain a liv­ing tra­di­tion…

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