A craft is a skill, especially involving practical arts. A skill is the learned capacity or talent to carry out pre-determined results often with the minimum outlay of time energy or both. The arts is a broad subdivision of Culture, composed of many expressive disciplines. It may refer to a trade or particular art. Trade is the willing exchange of goods, services, or both Trade is also called Commerce.
The term is often used as part of a longer word (and also in the plural). For example, a craft-brother is a fellow worker in a particular trade and a craft-guild is, historically, a guild of workers in the same trade. A guild is an association of craftsmen in a particular trade The earliest guilds were formed as confraternities of workers See some further examples below.
The term is often used to describe the family of artistic practices within the decorative arts that traditionally are defined 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. The decorative arts are traditionally defined as ornamental and functional works in Ceramic, Wood, Glass, Metal, or Textile. Wood is hard fibrous lignified structural tissue produced as secondary Xylem in the stems of Woody plants notably trees but also shrubs Clay is a naturally occurring material composed primarily of fine-grained Minerals which show plasticity through a variable range of Water content, and Glass in the common sense refers to a Hard, Brittle, transparent Solid, such as that used for Windows many A textile is a flexible material comprised of a network of natural or artificial Fibres often referred to as thread or Yarn. The M acro E xpansion T emplate A ttribute L anguage complements TAL, providing macros which allow the reuse of code across Crafts practiced by independent artists working alone or in small groups are often referred to as studio craft. Studio Craft though it takes many forms can be thought of in general as the tendency to practice Craft methodology in an environment similar if not equivalent to an artists Studio craft includes studio pottery, metal work, weaving, wood turning and other forms of wood working, glass blowing, and glass art. Studio pottery is made by modern artists working alone or in small groups producing unique items or Pottery in small quantities typically with all stages of manufacture carried Metalworking is craft and practice of working with Metals to create individual parts assemblies or large scale structures This article describes textile weaving For other senses of this word see Weaving (disambiguation. Woodturning is a form of Woodworking that is used to create wooden objects on a lathe. Woodworking is the process of building making or carving something using Wood. Glassblowing is a glassforming technique that involves inflating the molten glass into a bubble or parison with the aid of the blowpipe or blow tube Glass art and Glass sculpture is the use of Glass as an artistic medium to produce Sculptures or two-dimensional Artworks Specific approaches
A craft fair is an organized event to display crafts by a number of exhibitors.
Folk art follows craft traditions, in contrast to fine art or "high art". Folk art describes a wide range of objects that reflect the Craft traditions and traditional social values of various social groups Fine art is any Art form developed primarily for Aesthetics rather than Utility.