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ARTISAN




An artisan, also called a craftsman, is a skilled manual worker
who uses tools and machinery in a particular craft.

Artisans were the dominant producers of goods before the Industrial
Revolution.



Examples of Artisans/Craftsman


Quilter

Blacksmith

Armorer,

Joiner,

Cooper,

Dyer,

Furrier,

Goldsmith,

Gunsmith,

Hatter,

Locksmith,

Nailsmith,

Potter,

Ropemaker,

Saddler,

Shoemaker,

Stonemason,

Tailor,

Tanner,

Weaver,

Wheelwright



Artisans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artisan



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ARTS AND CRAFTS




Arts and crafts comprise a whole host of activities and hobbies
that are related to making things with one's own hands and skill.
These can be sub-divided into handicrafts or "traditional crafts"
(doing things the old way) and "the rest". Some crafts have been
practised for centuries, while others are modern inventions, or
popularisations of crafts which were originally practised in a
very small geographic area.

Most crafts require a combination of skill, speed, and patience,
but they can also be learnt on a more basic level by virtually
anyone. Many community centres and schools run evening or day
classes and workshops offering to teach basic craft skills in a
short period of time. Many of these crafts become extremely
popular for brief periods of time (a few months, or a few years),
spreading rapidly among the crafting population as everyone
emulates the first examples, then their popularity wanes until
a later resurgence.

The term craft also refers to the products of artistic production
or creation that require a high degree of tacit knowledge, are
highly technical, require specialized equipment and/or facilities
to produce, involve manual labour or a blue-collar work ethic, are
accessible to the general public and are constructed from materials
with histories that exceed the boundaries of western art history,
such as ceramics, glass, textiles, metal and wood. These products
are produced within a specific community of practice and while they
differ from the products produced within the communities of art and
design, the boundaries of such often overlap resulting in hybrid
objects.



Arts and Crafts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arts_and_crafts/



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CRAFTS




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 traditional terms
craftsman and craftswoman are nowadays often replaced by artisan
and rarely by craftsperson (craftspeople).



Craft
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craft



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RURAL CRAFTS




Rural crafts refers to the traditional crafts production that is
carried on, simply for everyday practical use, in the agricultural
countryside. Once widespread and commonplace, the survival of some
rural crafts is now in doubt.

Not being generally produced for sale, they do not fall under the
description of handicraft. Not being produced as a hobby, they do
not qualify as arts and crafts. Not (until very recently) being
produced by a dedicated full-time worker, but rather being part of
a general repertoire of skills, they have not been produced for
sale by an artisan class of makers. The exceptions to the latter
would be the wheelwrights, saddle-makers and blacksmiths.



Examples of rural crafts would be:

Basket making
(for carrying)

Basket trap making
(for catching animals, e.g.: eels)

Hurdle making

Hay crib making

Spinning yarn

Hedge laying

Charcoal burning

Dry stone walling

Cob walling

Thatching

Pond making

Coracle making

Boundary marker making
(e.g.: stone cairns)



A wide variety of joinery construction in wood was also practiced,
from tool-making through gate-making and wheel-making, to full-scale
barn building. Some add skills such as beekeeping and path laying to
the list of rural crafts. In coastal areas, there are additional
crafts associated with the sea; such as net making for fishing, and
small boat making.

Rural crafts will tend to vary in their styles from place to place,
and will thus often contribute strongly to a sense of place.



Rural Crafts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rural_crafts



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LIST ACRONYMS
USED IN
ARTS AND CRAFTS




This is a list of acronyms used in arts and crafts. These acronyms
may be used by art hobbyists, crafters, scrapbookers, etc. These
acronym can been seen in listings at Etsy, eBay, etc. and as tags
on Flikr, del.icio.us, etc.



ACEO

Art Card, Editions and Originals
(an offshoot of Artist Trading Cards)



ATC

Artist Trading Cards


OOAK

One Of A Kind


GOOB

Going Out Of Business


UTEE

Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel



Organizations



EBSQ

an online art association whose members
represent their own work to the public



EMA

Etsy Mosaic Artists Street Team

ESST

Etsy Supply Street Team


ZNE

one of the largest mixed media-focused art groups
in the world (short for variaZioNE, an Italian
word meaning "variation")



List of acronyms used in arts and crafts/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_acronyms_used_in_arts_and_crafts/



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ARTS AND CRAFTS
LINKS



Allcrafts
http://www.allcrafts.net/

The Arts & Crafts Society
http://www.arts-crafts.com

Artmakers
http://www.artmakers.com/

Australian Craft Network
http://www.auscraftnet.com.au/

Blackwell, the Arts Crafts House
http://www.blackwell.org.uk/

Bluebonnet Village Craft Network
http://www.bluebonnetvillage.com/

Cincinnati Side Chairs
http://www.cincinnatimemory.org/

Collectively
http://collectively.org/en/

Craftsman Perspective
http://www.craftsmanperspective.com/

Craft Solutions
http://www.craftsolutions.com/

The Craft WEB Project
http://www.craftweb.com/

Craft World
http://www.craftworldonline.com/

Craft POP.com
http://craftpop.com/



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Craftamania
http://www.craftamania.com/

Crafts Directory
http://recsites.com/html/Crafts/

Crafttropolis
http://www.crafttropolis.com/

EVAN DESMOND YEE
http://www.evandesmondyee.com/

Festival Artists Online
http://www.festivalartistsonline.com/

Founders of the Arts and Crafts movement
http://www.burrows.com/found.html/

Free Craft Stuff
http://www.freecraftstuff.co.uk/

Free Pattern Site.com
http://freepatternsite.com/

Free Needle
http://www.freeneedle.com/

Fueled
http://fueled.com/

Handicraft Directory
http://www.handicraftdirectory.com/

Jaminmark
http://www.jaminmark.com/

Kickstarter
http://www.kickstarter.com/

Master Artisan
http://www.masterartisan.com/

Needle pointers
http://www.needlepointers.com/

Pattern links
http://www.patternlinks.com/

Szecesszio.com
http://www.szecesszio.com/

Stefan's Florilegium - Crafts
http://www.florilegium.org/files/CRAFTS/idxcrafts.html

Textile Data
http://www.textiledata.com/

UK Craft Fairs
http://www.ukcraftfairs.com/

VICTORIAN WEB
http://www.victorianweb.org/

Winterthur Library
http://www.winterthur.org/pdfs/





Everyday Guide
http://www.everydayguide.com/




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