Craftsmanship – The Dying Art Of Creating Beauty


A craftsman, in essence, is an artist in the eternal pursuit of beauty, honoring his medium with experience, discipline and respect. While tradesmen deliver what is expected, a craftsman takes his time to hone his art with meticulous attention to detail.

There’s a strong call to rescue the dying art of craftsmanship across many professions: From software engineering to graphic design, and yes, even construction. A call for skilled tradesmen to exchange their automated processes for exquisite finesse, trade in bulk manufacturing for one-of-a-kind pieces. Why? Because craftsmanship inspires awe; delivers beauty; and creates bonds. We all need more beauty in our lives.

Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to appreciate true construction beauty in Tampa. It’s with awe that I walk within historic buildings, observing how each detail shares its unique story. You can’t get that in modern prefabricated boxes that even an inexperienced teenager can assemble.

Many say that craftsmanship is the quality that comes from creating with passion, care, and attention to detail. Appreciation is not lost on a carpenter’s detailed woodwork, or the intrinsic care it takes to make artisanal tiles. Those with an eye for beauty will always value the work that goes into creating something inspiring. And while the need for speed and economy robs our landscape of quality production, one must stop and honor those that still dedicate their lives to the dying art of craftsmanship.

May we remember that while production cost and speed are important, quality is what creates bonds. Let’s not forget the value of quality in everything we do. May we strive for a world full of craftsmen and appreciate the time and commitment creating beauty requires.

Allow the skilled craftsmen at Eclipse to bring your project to life to inspire generation upon generation.