Outline of crafts

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to crafts:

Craft – skill, involving in many cases but not always, 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.

What are Crafts?[edit]

A craft is a work of physical expression drawn from imagination or existing culture, largely by using hands. A craft is typically birthed by creativity and intentional design, through the application of skill(s)/ techniques and can extend across a wide range of areas from dance, embroidery to photography. Good 'craftsmanship' is marked by dexterity and experience.[1][2]

Crafts as a whole can be described as all of the following:

  • One of the arts – as an art form, crafts are an outlet of human expression, usually influenced by culture and which in turn help to change culture. Crafts are a physical manifestation of the internal human creative impulse and typically involves the use of hands to create the artform.
    • One of the visual arts – visual arts is a class of art forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and others, that focus on the creation of works which are primarily visual in nature.

Types of crafts[edit]

Ceramics and glass crafts[edit]

Ceramics and ceramic arts include:

Fibre and textile crafts[edit]

See also Needlework below

Flower crafts[edit]

Leatherwork[edit]

Houseware[edit]

Fashion[edit]

Cloth

Jewelry

Needlework[edit]

Paper crafts[edit]

Paper crafts include:

Wood and furniture crafts[edit]

Stone crafts[edit]

Metal crafts[edit]

General crafts concepts[edit]

See also[edit]

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