So there has been a HUGE conversation going on ever since the SNAG conference about the new generation of makers and the state of the established craft field. Annie Chau, of Imogene, started the conversation and most of it has occurred on Annie's blog. The editor of American Craft magazine has posted a number of times and for a while Annie's blog was on the American Craft website. (Go Annie!) There was a great dialogue with many big hitters in the field posting. The same big hitters who are brand new to the blogosphere. The blog-thing is isnteresting...this is just another example.
Check it out the conversation--this affects you.
On a related note....This kind of conversation doesn't happen in Europe, at least not in the same way it does here. And the design thinking and objects coming out of Europe right now are very fresh and new (see a number of entries here).......What is the difference? Is American loosing its edge?