30.4 Crafts - Redwoodtwig

Brandon Smith (Redwoodtwig)

The term crafts usually refers to hand made things that have some practical use.  Sometimes the term embraces simple decorative items that are in fact useless, but somehow lack the finish, polish, or some quality that would have made it art.  Though if someone buys one of those plywood cut out ducks with a saying on it and hangs it on the wall, that person considers the object to be an art object worth appreciating.

For my part, I think of crafts as the making of something useful -- book case, hanging planter, ash tray, some kind of object that the owner will use to accomplish some task or another.