The article points out the utilitarian focus of their artistic work:
“Drinking coffee out of a mug that says ‘super dad’ is awesome, but I think when you drink coffee out of a handmade cup, it kind of puts it on another level,” he said. “You are paying attention to not only the coffee, you’re paying attention to the handle and the rim.”
These extra details, not offered by mass produced mugs, make the everyday activity of drinking more special, he said.
One does not ‘use’ an oil painting on the wall the same way one uses a mug. But both are art.
I love drinking my coffee out of a work of art.
Until I drop it.
I asked Nigel if he were to grow a full beard whether he would then be a Hairy Potter, but he has not answered me yet.