IS CRAFTING AN ART
Crafting with leather is an inspirational thing. There’s something both nostalgic and cannibalistic about it, while also feeling luxurious and classy. For crafters, it is no secret that working with leather is a hard job. A tough material with a lot to give, leather needs to be worked in a particular way for the best results. That said the craftsmen need to cut corners from time to time to get the desired shape and design yet focus on manufacturing a finely crafted leather product.
Leather is a beautiful material with all the benefits of its naturalness. Strong, flexible, durable, versatile, and forgiving, leather really can spruce up trends, furniture, clothing, accessories and soft furnishings. However, when crafting, we can ruin the leather if we don’t know what we are doing and end up creating the product which is not worthy enough to exhibit. With this in mind, do check out the pros and cons and understand what you’re looking at in a product. Moreover, consider your own intentions, why you are buying, what you are buying and from where you are buying.
It is often the minimalist design which is a challenge to craft as the efforts to instill the appeal are often unaccounted. Also manufacturing small sized products is a challenge for craftsmen due to the sheer number of miniature components and their precise positioning on the said article. Also the assembly line stitching of over sized leather products does have its own hurdles due to symmetrical nuances and aesthetics. What the craftsmen invest is not just the time and effort for crafting but the very experience gathered over the years which are abstract contribution towards the final product.
Craft and art have a symbiotic relationship as the world of leather we see today is more dynamic than ever before and product presentation is the key component which does entice the customers but eventually it is the quality and finesse of the product which leaves an impact on the end users. Products which are personified in terms of precision, aesthetics and are symmetric to an acute sense are often labelled as a piece of art. Similarly scriptures and paintings which are drawn with utmost detailing and niche are often categorized as a fine piece of craft.
The very fusion of craft and art in today’s world is often referred as a masterpiece which is not bounded by any industry. Every manufacturer dwells in the concept and realization of this stigma to manufacture products which are individual masterpiece in their own domain. Crafting is an art and art is craft and it fair to say that craft in its purest form is a piece of art which cannot be replicated. It is an ongoing cycle of development, research, skills and craft of finely crafted skilled craftsmen. An apt quote which does linger to our mind is ‘The Life so short, the craft so long to learn’.