Neither use nor ornament

Work by Sergej Kirilov

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Is an artist ever stuck for ideas? Does an artisan always know exactly how to make something? In the time before factories, they often made a good team. Still do. Some people are artisan and artist in one. Is the artist who makes a tool a fool? Is this why applied arts are considered a lesser form of expression? How did architects jostle into position alongside painters and sculptors? Crafty and yet not craft. Arty and yet not art. Creativity is not so easy to label as the critics would sometimes have us believe.


Cabinets of Curiosity

We are curious makers of things, things we dream up ourselves. Remarkable, useful, beautiful and original things. Sometimes they are made entirely by hand, sometimes partly by machine, in the future perhaps by robots. May be not robots. Always with an eye for detail and with an element of fun.

If you care to follow this blog and join our journey, we’ll share our successes and (occasional) failures with you and hopefully you’ll become a frequent visitor. Suppose that depends on us keeping you entertained. So let’s get on with the words and pictures.

Work in progress


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