“Craft”,Help or Hindrance?.
Skill, tradition, hobby, pastimes, high quality, low quality and a plethora of cultural pre-conceptions, good and bad, embody “Craft”. To cover all the facets of the applied arts in one umbrella term is complicated if not an impossible task, but all too often “Craft” has been used. But is “Craft” a help or hindrance to the applied arts profession? Now more than ever as the applied arts are seeking greater recognition as in the fine arts and from the general public has “Craft” outlived it`s professional descriptive attributes.