I have always noticed that during design competitions the designer
gets all the recognition and not the crafts men who would have
spent hours on hours to create the DREAM of the designer
I am sorry, but I find this offensive.
For every piece of mine that has won an award, I was the designer
and I was the craftsman.
If the piece was cast, I carved the waxes, I made the molds, I cast
the metal, I cleaned the casting. No one else. If the piece was
fabricated, in gold, silver, titanium, steel, or platinum, I did the
metalwork to make the piece.
No other technician can capture your vision or your dream.
No other technician is as invested in the piece as you are.
No other goldsmith is going to put their whole heart into it.
And it takes all your faith, sweat, and tears to produce
an award winning piece.
And every designer I know, who is worth their metal and has won
prestigious awards has done the same.
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