I adore handcrafted pieces like these! Just think of all the work that goes into these, be they made of copper, ceramics, embroidery, or weaving or knotting, carving or any other hand made artform! I want to have them all, and I want to have them now, like the Queen song says, haha!
I like a lot the first one, i think thats a great idea to include the artisan into the frame. Really it's an example of two techiques playing both to get a very good solution . And also, i must say that the engraving work is nice really.