“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” What sounds like the motto of an artist or an old Chinese saying is in fact a quote from the mouth of the 32nd President of the United States of America – Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945). How right he was if we just think of designers! Many creative artists radiate this happiness – not to be confused at all with satisfaction. If satisfaction becomes a permanent condition, it can make the achievement of higher goals impossible. After all, anyone who is always satisfied stagnates, does not feel a need to develop further and strive for improvement. However, those who are driven by their own creative spirit, who are unsatisfied and struggle to attain the results of their hard work – before finally achieving excellence, can also be happy. What a feeling it must be to create something, to devote oneself with heart and soul to an object and then in the end to stand back and contemplate the successful outcome. Our photos of craft artisans with their objects speak for themselves.
Photos Miriam Künzli