|Mesopotamian Potter's Wheel|
I realized this about jiriki/tariki in reference to craft immediately, the first time I read about it because of my over thirty years as a practicing Soto Zen Buddhist.
Making beautiful craft is not something more difficult from the perspective of Jiriki. Actually, where Tariki is concerned, the maker is dependent upon someone else, a connoisseur, to help them in the evaluative process. That is why Yanagi's eye is so important to the collection at the Mingeikan. He picked the best out of tens of thousands of craft objects, that would otherwise meet the criteria that others have shared the link to at the Mingeikan's posting of Yanagi's criteria. In the modern individual studio craftman, because of the benefits of wealth and education brought to us by the modern middle class, both the maker and the connoisseur can exist in one person.