Reference Library: Craft
A 'craft' is a skill, especially involving practical arts. It may refer to a trade or particular art.
Crafts as artistic practices are defined either by their relationship to functional or utilitarian products, such as sculptural forms in the vessel tradition, or by their use of such natural media as wood, clay, glass, textiles, and metal. Folk art follows craft traditions, in contrast to fine art or high art.
Craft or craft work is also a general term given to activity by people in a covern or an occult group.
The term is often used in conjunction with another word.
*A craft-brother is a fellow worker in a particular trade
*A craft guild is, historically, a guild of workers in the same trade
*A craft fair is an event organized to display crafts by exhibitors.
*A studio craft refers to a craft practiced by independent artists working alone or in small groups. Studio craft includes studio pottery, metal work, weaving, wood turning and other forms of wood working, glass blowing and glass art.
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