Artistry or Craftsmanship?

Visitors to guitar workshops often call the builders artists whereas for the most part we call ourselves artisans or craftspeople. Here are some photos of the most artistic part of the guitar so you can make up your own minds. Many of these are my copies or interpretations of historic designs so perhaps not so creative. It is not easy to show a chronological progression here but the first two pictures do show my first attempts at rosette design and in the third you can see an element of the second which inspired that one.thirdfirstP1030002P1020471P1030808espiga135_3572IMG_0526IMG_0443IMG_20121010_164516_0P1020347P1020574P1020448RAY_Hernandez_09P1020645mosaic IMG_0516rossetteIMG_1465IMG_1466