The Persistence Of Craft By. Paul Greenhalgh
After decades of diliberation it has become obvious what the crafts are. In late modern culture, the crafts are a consortium of genres in the visual arts, genres that make sense collectively for artistic, economic, and institutional reasons. There are no hard and fast rules about the genres implied by the word"craft". Things change. The genres covered here include ceramics, glass, textiles, furniture, woodworking, jewelry, and metalwork.