I am the first to admit, I am no artist. There are folks out there that are so creative and artistic in this medium that I just cannot compare. That's ok though. I knew long ago when I started I was no artist. Never tried to be. I just enjoy being mesmerized by melting glass. What a joy !
So what does constitute being an artist ? Is it the ability to create new and unique objects/items ? Here is the definition of an artist, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary:
a person who creates art :
a person who is skilled at drawing, painting, etc.
: a skilled performer
: a job or activity that requires special skill