- present participle of craft
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. 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. Crafts practiced by independent artists working alone or in small groups are often referred to as studio craft. Studio craft includes studio pottery, metal work, weaving, wood turning and other forms of wood working, glass blowing, and glass art.
A craft fair is an organized event to display crafts by a number of exhibitors.
crafting in Bosnian: Zanat
crafting in Czech: Řemeslo
crafting in Modern Greek (1453-): Τεχνική
crafting in Indonesian: Kriya
crafting in Hebrew: אומנות
crafting in Russian: Промысел
crafting in Albanian: Firma zejtare
crafting in Simple English: Craft
crafting in Slovak: Remeslo
crafting in Swedish: Hantverk
crafting in Chinese: 工藝