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?
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.
- 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
Ceramics and glass crafts
Ceramics and ceramic arts include:
Fiber and textile crafts
Paper crafts include:
Wood and furniture crafts
General crafts concepts