Even now Kashmiris are the most expert craftsmen of the east; and it is not difficult to believe that the same people, who at present excel all other Orientals as weavers, gunsmiths and as calligraphers, must once have been the most eminent of Indian architects .
All craftsmen share a knowledge. They have held Reality down fluttering to a bench.
Art itself cannot be taught, but craftsmanship can. Architects, painters, sculptors are all craftsmen in the original sense of the word. Thus it is a fundamental requirement of all artistic creativity that every student undergo a thorough training in the workshops of all branches of the crafts.walter gropius
It may happen in the next hundred years that the English novelists of the present day will come to be valued as we now value the artists and craftsmen of the late eighteenth century.evelyn waugh
All of the technical innovations that formed the basis of the Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth and the first half of the nineteenth centuries were made by men who can best be described as craftsmen, artisans, or engineers. Few of them were university educated, and all of them achieved their results without the benefit of scientific theory. Nonetheless, given the technical nature of the inventions, a persistent legend arose that the originators must have been counseled by the great figures of the Scientific Revolution.
Stone age craftsmen in China were polishing objects using diamond 2,000 years before anyone else had the same idea.