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    • Basket weaving

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    • Do it yourself

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    • Drawing

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    • Glass art

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    • Handicrafts

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    • Hat making

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    • Illustration

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    • Leatherworking

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    • Paper folding

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    • Papermaking

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    • Photography

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    • Plastering

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    • Pottery

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    • Shoemaking

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    • Stagecraft

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    • Textile arts

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    • Upholstery

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    • Woodcarving

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    • Craft

    • A craft is a pastime or a profession that requires particular skills and knowledge of skilled work. In a historical sense, particularly as pertinent to the Middle Ages and earlier, the term is usually applied to people occupied in small-scale production of goods, or their maintenance, for example by tinkers. The tradit ... Read »


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    • Outline of crafts

    • 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 sc ... Read »


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    • American craft

    • American craft is craft work produced by independent studio artists, working with traditional craft materials and/or processes such as wood, woodworking or furniture making, glass or glassblowing, clay or ceramics, textiles, metal or metalworking. Studio craft works tend to either serve or allude to a functional or uti ... Read »


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    • Anglo-Japanese style

    • The Anglo-Japanese style developed in the period from approximately 1851 to 1900, when a new appreciation for Japanese design and culture affected the art, especially the decorative art, and architecture of England. The first use of the term "Anglo-Japanese" occurs in 1851. The wider interest in Eastern or Oriental des ... Read »


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    • Applied arts

    • The applied arts are the application of design and decoration to everyday objects to make them aesthetically pleasing. The term is applied in distinction to the fine arts which aims to produce objects which are beautiful and/or provide intellectual stimulation. In practice, the two often overlap. The fields of industr ... Read »


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    • Aquascaping

    • Aquascaping is the craft of arranging aquatic plants, as well as rocks, stones, cavework, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium—in effect, gardening under water. Aquascape designs include a number of distinct styles, including the garden-like Dutch style and the Japanese-inspired nat ... Read »


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    • Architectural model

    • An architectural model is a type of scale model - a physical representation of a structure - built to study aspects of an architectural design or to communicate design ideas. Depending on the purpose, models can be made from a variety of materials, including blocks, paper, and wood, and at a variety of scales. Ar ... Read »


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    • Art medallion

    • Art medallions are an ancient art form said to have been first introduced by the Romans chiefly to display portrait effigys of noted persons such as kings, queens and the like. Most art medallions were hand cast in bronze or similar metal alloys. These art medallions were not to be worn but rather decorative and slowly ... Read »


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    • Arts and Crafts movement

    • The Arts and Crafts movement was an international movement in the decorative and fine arts that began in Britain that was started by William Morris and William de Morgan (and his company, Morris co)and flourished in Europe and North America between 1880 and 1910, emerging in Japan in the 1920s. It stood for traditional ... Read »


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    • Basket weaving

    • Basket weaving (also basketry or basket making) is the process of weaving or sewing pliable materials into two- or threedimensional artefacts, such as mats or containers. Craftspeople and artists specialised in making baskets are usually referred to as basket makers and basket weavers. Basketry is made from a variety ... Read »


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    • Basketweave

    • Basketweave is a structure that exists in many textile arts. It consists of multiple horizontal strands and vertical strands, resulting in a square pattern associated with woven baskets. It is used in the following textile arts: ... Read »


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    • Black Forest clockmakers

    • Craftsmanship of Black Forest clockmakers dates back to mid of the 17th century. A specialized branch of Black Forest clockmakers are the manufacturer of cuckoo clocks. Black Forest clock production began in the mid-17th century. The first range of clocks were for practical use and of simple design. The popularity ... Read »


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    • Bookbinding

    • Bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book from an ordered stack of paper sheets that are folded together into sections or sometimes left as a stack of individual sheets. The stack is then bound together along one edge by either sewing with thread through the folds or by a layer of flexible adhesive. Fo ... Read »


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    • Bottle cutting

    • Bottle cutting is an activity in which a person cuts a bottle using one of a variety of techniques, to create a new product. Techniques can include sawing or using hot wire. Around the late 1950s and early 1960s, some restaurants began making glasses by cutting wine bottles. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, bottle cu ... Read »


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    • Bricklayer

    • A bricklayer, which is related to but different from a mason, is a craftsman who lays bricks to construct brickwork. The terms also refer to personnel who use blocks to construct blockwork walls and other forms of masonry. In British and Australian English, a bricklayer is colloquially known as a "brickie". A stone mas ... Read »


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    • Buyers Market of American Craft

    • The American Made Show, (formerly known as the Buyers Market of American Craft) is the nation’s largest wholesale trade show, providing professional studio artists a venue to build relationships with qualified retailers and wholesale craft buyers. Approximately 1,000 artists exhibit to more than 5,000 buyers from ... Read »


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    • Caneworking

    • Caneworking is a glassblowing technique that is used to add intricate patterns and stripes to vessels or other blown glass objects. Cane refers to rods of glass with color; these rods can be simple, containing a single color, or they can be complex and contain many strands of multiple colors in pattern. Every cane ... Read »


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    • Charcoal burner

    • A Charcoal burner is someone whose occupation is to manufacture charcoal. Traditionally this is achieved by carbonising wood in a charcoal pile or kiln. As an occupation it has almost died out in the first world countries. Charcoal burning is one of the oldest human crafts. The knowledge gained from this industry stil ... Read »


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    • Charcoal pile

    • A charcoal pile is a carefully arranged pile of wood, covered by turf or other layer, inside which a fire is lit in order to produce charcoal. The pile is tended by a charcoal burner. It is similar to a charcoal kiln, but the latter is usually a permanent structure made of e.g. stone. Heart (Kern or Quandel) of th ... Read »


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    • Chloroorganic carrier

    • The chloroorganic carrier is a group of molecules that aids the transport of dyes into a fiber. ... Read »


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    • Cittacotte

    • The cittacotte are miniature copies of historical or monumental buildings of Palermo and other Italian cities made only in terracotta. The word cittacotte was invented by Vincenzo Vizzari, and it is composed by the two terms: città (Italian: city) and cotte (Italian: baked), meaning they are miniatures made of fired ... Read »


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    • Conical refiner

    • The conical refiner is a machine used in the refining of pulp in the papermaking process. It may also be referred to as a Jordan refiner, after the American inventor Joseph Jordan who patented the device in 1858. The conical refiner is a chamber with metal bars mounted around the inside of the container. The material ... Read »


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    • Craftsy

    • Craftsy is an online platform based in Denver, Colorado that delivers crafts education, from quilting and knitting to cake decorating and paper craft, via high-definition interactive video tutorials and downloadable workshops. It also offers community project forums and craft supplies, including independent designer pa ... Read »


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    • Crochet

    • Crochet (English pronunciation: /kroʊˈʃeɪ/;French: [kʁɔʃɛ]) is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook. The name is derived from the French term "crochet", meaning small hook. These are made of materials such as me ... Read »


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    • Decoupage

    • Decoupage or Découpage is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and other decorative elements. Commonly, an object like a small box or an item of furniture is covered by cutouts from magazines or from purpose-manufactured papers. ... Read »


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    • Dyeing

    • Dyeing is the process of adding color to textile products like fibers, yarns, and fabrics. Dyeing is normally done in a special solution containing dyes and particular chemical material. After dyeing, dye molecules have uncut chemical bond with fiber molecules. The temperature and time controlling are two key factors i ... Read »


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    • Cabinetry

    • A cabinet is a box-shaped piece of furniture with doors or drawers for storing miscellaneous items. Some cabinets stand alone while others are built into a wall or are attached to it like a medicine cabinet. Cabinets are typically made of wood or, now increasingly, of synthetic materials. Commercial grade cabinets, whi ... Read »


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    • Faux bois

    • Faux bois (from the French for false wood) refers to the artistic imitation of wood or wood grains in various media. The craft has roots in the Renaissance with trompe-l'œil. It was probably first crafted with concrete using an iron armature by garden craftsmen in France called "rocailleurs" using common iron materi ... Read »


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    • Florentine crafts

    • Florentine crafts made in Florence, Italy, are a centuries-old tradition maintained by several artisan guilds. Florentine style, especially in items produced in from the mid-19th century onward, typically reflect a contemporary interpretation of Renaissance art and furnishings. Popular items made in Florentine style in ... Read »


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    • Frankfurt Christmas Market, Birmingham

    • The Frankfurt Christmas Market and Craft Market is an annual outdoor Christmas market and craft fair held in central Birmingham, England. The market started in 2001 with 24 stalls and has slowly expanded every year. It opens in mid November and continues until late December, closing just before Christmas. The Christma ... Read »


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    • Glitter

    • Glitter describes an assortment of small, flat, reflective particles. Glitter particles reflect light at different angles, causing the surface to sparkle or shimmer. Glitter is like confetti, sparkles, or sequins, but somewhat smaller. Since prehistoric times, glitter has been made and used as decoration, from many dif ... Read »


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    • Guild

    • A guild is a group of merchants who control the practice of their craft in a particular town. The earliest types of guild were formed as confraternities of tradesmen. They were organized in a manner something between a professional association, trade union, a cartel, and a secret society. They often depended on grants ... Read »


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    • Hollander beater

    • A Hollander beater is a machine developed by the Dutch in 1680 to produce paper pulp from cellulose containing plant fibers. It replaced stamp mills for preparing pulp because the Hollander could produce in one day the same quantity of pulp it would take a stamp mill eight days to prepare. However, the wooden paddles ... Read »


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    • Crafts of India

    • The crafts of India are diverse, rich in history and religion. The craft of each state in India reflect the influence of different empires. Throughout centuries, crafts have been embedded as a culture and tradition within rural communities. Crafts Metal Crafts includes metal work using Zinc, Copper, Brass, Silver, Go ... Read »


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    • Intarsia

    • Intarsia is a form of wood inlaying that is similar to marquetry. The start of the practice dates before the seventh century. The technique of intarsia inlays sections of wood (at times with contrasting ivory or bone, or mother-of-pearl) within the solid stone matrix of floors and walls or of table tops and other ... Read »


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    • Knitting

    • Knitting is a method by which yarn is manipulated to create a textile or fabric. Knitting creates multiple loops of yarn, called stitches, in a line or tube. Knitting has multiple active stitches on the needle at one time. Knitted fabric consists of a number of consecutive rows of interlocking loops. As each row progr ... Read »


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    • London Craft Week

    • London Craft Week will be held for the first time from 6 – 10 May 2015, and will consist of exhibitions and events relating to crafts and craftsmanship. Most will be in Mayfair and Bloomsbury. The established annual Collect fair of the Crafts Council will be held at the Saatchi Gallery as part of the week. The la ... Read »


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    • Metal clay

    • Metal clay is a crafting medium consisting of very small particles of metal such as silver, gold, bronze, or copper mixed with an organic binder and water for use in making jewelry, beads and small sculptures. Originating in Japan in 1990, metal clay can be shaped just like any soft clay, by hand or using molds. After ... Read »


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    • Nuno felting

    • Nuno felting is a fabric felting technique developed by Polly Stirling, a fiber artist from New South Wales, Australia, around 1992. The name is derived from the Japanese word "nuno" meaning cloth. The technique bonds loose fibre, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt. The fi ... Read »


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    • Oil-paper umbrella

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      Oil-paper umbrella (Chinese: 油紙傘, pinyin: yóuzhǐsǎn, Mandarin pronunciation: [i̯ǒu̯ʈʂɨ̀sàn]) is a type of paper umbrella that originated from China. It subsequently spread across Asia, to Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Burma, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Laos. Peop ... Read »


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    • Oystering

    • Oystering or oyster veneer is a decorative form of veneering, a type of parquetry. This technique is using thin slices of wood branches or roots cut in cross-section, usually from small branches of walnut, olive, kingwood and less commonly laburnum, yew and cocus. The resulting circular or oval pieces of veneer are lai ... Read »


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    • Pallet crafts

    • Pallet crafts are crafts and projects which use discarded wooden shipping pallets. Wooden pallets are often used for shipping products, but when these get old, they are often thrown away. However, there are many ways to recycle old pallets. Issue 14 of ReadyMade Magazine issued out a MacGyver challenge to find some w ... Read »


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    • Parchment craft

    • Parchment craft, also known as Pergamano, is the art of embellishing and decorating parchment paper (or vellum paper) through the use of techniques such as: embossing, perforating, stippling, cutting and coloring. Parchment Craft has been predominantly used in the making of cards (religious devotional cards, greeting ... Read »


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    • Plasterer

    • A plasterer is a tradesman who works with plaster, such as forming a layer of plaster on an interior wall or plaster decorative moldings on ceilings or walls. The process of creating plasterwork, called plastering, has been used in building construction for centuries. Plasterwork is one of the most ancient of hand ... Read »


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    • Craft production

    • Craft production is the process of manufacturing by hand with or without the aid of tools. The term Craft production refers to a manufacturing technique applied in the hobbies of handicraft but was also the common method of manufacture in the pre-industrialized world, such as in the production of pottery. In the c ... Read »


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    • Reed mat (craft)

    • Reed mats are handmade mats of plaited reed, made throughout most of India and Thailand. The mats are produced by plaiting reeds, strips of palm leaf, or some other easily available local plant. The supple mats made by this process of weaving without a loom are widely used in Thai homes. These mats are also now being ... Read »


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    • Sand Glass

    • Sand Glasses are works of craftsmanship in which two sheets of glass show an amount of sand in two colors, which is immersed in water. When the sand glass is turned, the sand, traditionally in black and a light color, moves down, creating new dunes and creating new drawings as the colors settle. It is a piece of craft ... Read »


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    • Scratchboard

    • Sometimes referred to as scraperboard (especially in Great Britain), but usually called scratchboard in North America and Australia, is a form of direct engraving where the artist scratches off dark ink to reveal a white or colored layer beneath. Scratchboard refers to both a fine-art medium, and an illustrative techni ... Read »


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    • Sewing

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      Sewing is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread. Sewing is one of the oldest of the textile arts, arising in the Paleolithic era. Before the invention of spinning yarn or weaving fabric, archaeologists believe Stone Age people across Europe and Asia sewed fur and skin ... Read »


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    • Shaker-style pantry box

    • The Shaker-style pantry box is a round bentwood box made by hand. Such boxes are "associated with Shaker folklife because they express the utility and uniformity valued in Shaker culture." The bentwood box was originally a working box for storage of dry items, but today used more as a decorative item. The Shakers ... Read »


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    • Shoemaking

    • Shoemaking is the process of making footwear. Originally, shoes were made one at a time by hand. Traditional handicraft shoemaking has now been largely superseded in volume of shoes produced by industrial mass production of footwear, but not necessarily in quality, attention to detail, or craftsmanship. Shoemakers, al ... Read »


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    • Shreni

    • Shreni, in the context of History of India|Ancient India ,was an association of traders, merchants, and artisans. Generally, a separate shreni existed for a particular group of persons engaged in the same vocation or activity. Shrenis have sometimes been compared with the guilds. However, persons engaged in life destro ... Read »


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    • Sloyd

    • Sloyd (Slöjd), also known as Educational sloyd, is a system of handicraft-based education started by Uno Cygnaeus in Finland in 1865. The system was further refined and promoted worldwide, and was taught in the United States until the early 20th Century. It is still taught as a compulsory subject in Swedish and Norw ... Read »


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    • Soft sculpture

    • Soft sculpture is a type of sculpture made using cloth, foam rubber, plastic, paper, fibres and similar material that are supple and nonrigid. They can also be made out of natural materials if combined to make a nonrigid object. Soft sculpture is very popular in Japan with artists like Yayoi Kusama boosting the herit ... Read »


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    • Sokuri

    • Sokuri(Korean: 소쿠리, pronounced [so.kÊ°u.ɾi]) is a round, rimmed woven basket made of finely-split bamboo. It is used for straining washed grains, drying vegetables, or draining fried food in Korea. sokuri sokuri ... Read »


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    • Sparkleball

    • A sparkleball is an ornament handmade out of Christmas lights and plastic cups. Instructions for making these illuminated spheres have been passed by word of mouth for forty or more years, but their inventor and origin are a mystery. Different methods can be used to attach the cups including soldering, cable ties, hot ... Read »


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    • Stone mason

    • The craft of stonemasonry (or ) has existed since humanity could use and make tools - creating buildings, structures, and sculpture using stone from the earth. These materials have been used to construct many of the long-lasting, ancient monuments, artifacts, cathedrals, and cities in a wide variety of cultures. Famous ... Read »


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    • Studio craft

    • Studio craft is the practice of craft methodology in an artist's studio. Traditional craft tends to generate craft objects out of necessity or for ceremonial use while studio craft produces craft objects at the whim of the maker or intended owner. These objects are at most only desirable for use and often lack any util ... Read »


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    • Studio pottery

    • Studio pottery is pottery made by professional and amateur artists or artisans working alone or in small groups, making unique items or short runs. Typically, all stages of manufacture are carried out by the artists themselves. Studio pottery includes functional wares such as tableware, cookware and non-functional ware ... Read »


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    • Tradesman

    • A tradesman, tradesperson or skilled tradesman refers to a worker that specializes in a particular trade or craft requiring skill . In Victorian England: One study of Caversham, New Zealand at the turn of the century notes that a skilled trade was considered a trade that required an apprenticeship to entry. Skill ... Read »


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    • Craft unionism

    • Craft unionism refers to organizing a labor union in a manner that seeks to unify workers in a particular industry along the lines of the particular craft or trade that they work in by class or skill level. It contrasts with industrial unionism, in which all workers in the same industry are organized into the same unio ... Read »


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    • Upholstery

    • Upholstery is the work of providing furniture, especially seats, with padding, springs, webbing, and fabric or leather covers. The word upholstery comes from the Middle English word upholder, which referred to a tradesman who held up his goods. The term is equally applicable to , automobile, airplane and boat furniture ... Read »


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    • Uppercase magazine

    • Uppercase Magazine is a quarterly craft, fashion, illustration, and design journal published by Janine Vangool in Calgary, Alberta. The first issue was released in June 2009, and included articles about the history of the screw, Heini Koskinen’s fashion design, Blanca Gomez's illustrations, and Karyn Valino's Toro ... Read »


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    • Watchmaker

    • A watchmaker is an artisan who makes and repairs watches. Since a majority of watches are now factory made, most modern watchmakers only repair watches. However, originally they were master craftsmen who built watches, including all their parts, by hand. Modern watchmakers, when required to repair older watches, for wh ... Read »


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    • Woodworking

    • Woodworking is the activity or skill of making items from wood, and includes cabinet making (Cabinetry and Furniture), wood carving, joinery, carpentry, and woodturning. Along with stone, clay and animal parts, wood was one of the first materials worked by early humans. Microwear analysis of the Mousterian stone t ... Read »


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