mastery vs artistry

English translation: craftsmanship vs artistry?

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English term or phrase:mastery vs artistry
Selected answer:craftsmanship vs artistry?
Entered by: B D Finch

12:16 Aug 23, 2016
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Marketing - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion
English term or phrase: mastery vs artistry
I need a catch phrase for my friend who's weaving bags or carpets on a manual loom. I've come up with the following:

"Handmade with Romanian mastery" OR "Handcrafted with Romanian artistry".

I personally favour the first, but I need your native English opinion :) Many thanks.
Adela Porumbel
Romania
Local time: 17:04
craftsmanship vs artistry?
Explanation:
Certainly not "mastery", but as the two words have quite different meanings and as you have not explained what idea you wish to convey, it is difficult to help you. By "mastery", I am guessing that you really mean "craftsmanship" and this is the most likely to apply if what you mean is mastery of the craft of weaving. "Artistry" would be appropriate if what your friend was doing was producing work in order to express their thoughts and/or feelings in a skilled and sensitive manner that communicated with the viewer.

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Note added at 2 hrs (2016-08-23 14:44:27 GMT)
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There is also a problem with "Romanian artistry" as one cannot attribute artistry to an entire nation, it is far too rare and personal for that. However, "Handmade with Romanian craftsmanship" might fit the bill. Romanian weaving probably has differences of both style and technique, as compared with weaving from other countries.
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B D Finch
France
Local time: 16:04
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craftsmanship vs artistry?


Explanation:
Certainly not "mastery", but as the two words have quite different meanings and as you have not explained what idea you wish to convey, it is difficult to help you. By "mastery", I am guessing that you really mean "craftsmanship" and this is the most likely to apply if what you mean is mastery of the craft of weaving. "Artistry" would be appropriate if what your friend was doing was producing work in order to express their thoughts and/or feelings in a skilled and sensitive manner that communicated with the viewer.

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Note added at 2 hrs (2016-08-23 14:44:27 GMT)
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There is also a problem with "Romanian artistry" as one cannot attribute artistry to an entire nation, it is far too rare and personal for that. However, "Handmade with Romanian craftsmanship" might fit the bill. Romanian weaving probably has differences of both style and technique, as compared with weaving from other countries.

B D Finch
France
Local time: 16:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tina Vonhof
26 mins
  -> Thanks Tina

agree  Helena Chavarria
3 hrs
  -> Thanks Helena

agree  Lara Barnett: "Handmade with Romanian craftsmanship"
3 hrs
  -> Thanks Lara

agree  Veronika McLaren
9 hrs
  -> Thanks Veronika

agree  Harry Crawford
6 days
  -> Thanks Harry
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