So for [furniture maker Harrison] Higgins, there is no simplistic opposition between nature and culture, between a pristine creation and human artifice—the creative “work of our hands” that gives birth to artifacts, to cultural goods. To the contrary, good artifice is its own kind of grace: to make is to serve, is to bear God’s image to and for the creation. A Christian theology of creation is not the same as Mother Earth mythologies of ‘the natural’ that ultimately end up lamenting humanity’s presence as a blight on creation. No, we worship the Maker of all, the Artificer we come to know in Jesus of Nazareth, the son of a carpenter. A Christian affirmation of the goodness of creation is also an affirmation of artifice — redeeming the very word, we might say, from its association with the fake and the faux. In an older sense, artifice attests to creativity and craft.

Jamie Smith, “Artificial Grace: Why the Creation Needs Human Creativity.” I might add that when we say Jesus was a carpenter, the Greek word there is tekton: maker, builder.