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#1

hand worked

Re the recent discussion on flawless vs. craft look, is anyone
familiar with Dover’s publication, "Decorative Antique Ironwork"
I found it an eyeopener in several ways… it illustrates the
whole spectrum between very fine and “crude” work, but it also
shows how, with all of the manufactured perfection available to
us, we live in a visually impoverished world nowadays. just
review one or two categores, like hinges, or trivets, or lock
plates, and think about the ubiqutious white electrical switch
plate we all live with…eve wallace


#2

I like to look at ’ interesting’ things but there are things
that I think do not need much attention paid. Some things are
"background" things such as light switchs. Now I know that a lot
depends on the site but I prefer to be chosy about what claims my
attention and in my enviroment, I like the tools of the house to
be background and yes, I make things out of metal and yes, I
display them. I have things by others as well. No doubt that the
right handmade, art type light switch/facet
handle/doorknob/window sill, vent covers etc. would make me lust
after it.

Marilyn Smith


#3

Eve’s thinking on the asthetics that are always lacking in the
objects made by injection molding and die casting and mass
production in general seems correct to me although perhaps
incomplete. Our rural areas are increasingly being crossed by
power lines and covered with mobile homes and roads and cars.The
resulting sameness of the country and city has led to a sort of
sensory deprivation in that the things of nature.The surroundings
of plants are too often the confined to flower pots. Industrial
noise is always present and the hum of an electric motor is never
out of our hearing and our complete creative abilities often are
less than whole as a result…Their is no way to not be a part of
the problem and if we flee to less populated areas we are just
contributing to their future overcrowded condition…The ads for
mass produced goods are mass produced themselves and babies are
concieved in test tubes…Our fantasy and whimsey float out of
the television box to mass produce the continued stunting of our
stagnant creativity…Our hope becomes the internet which in turn
is threatened with stunting and suppression daily by an
overzealous government bent on smothering our
independence…Gavin.


#4

stagnant creativity…Our hope becomes the internet which in turn
is threatened with stunting and suppression daily by an
overzealous government bent on smothering our
independence…Gavin.

Yeah, Gavin, the Internet Decency Act is going up to the supreme
court very soon again, watch out America! No more love letters to
your girlfriends on the net, you could go to jail…Dave

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