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Arts & crafts

Arts & crafts comprises a multitude of activities and hobbies that involve making things with one's hands, usually from scratch. They can be sub-divided into 'handicrafts'( or traditional crafts ) that are fashioned in an old style using long practised techniques, and the rest which are more modern inventions that have become recent trends or fads.

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Arts & crafts; Sculpture

1. A chemical element that is more or less shiny, can be hammered, welded or stretched, as iron, gold, aluminum, lead and magnesium. Distinguished from an alloy. In wire or wire ...


Arts & crafts; Sculpture

The process that duplicates a model or piece by pouring casting material into a pre- formed mold.


Arts & crafts; Sculpture

1. A building material made of lime, silica and alumina. Can be surface-coloured or loaded with pigments for an all-through colour. Can be used to create outdoor sculptures. The ...


Arts & crafts; Sculpture

1. A native earth consisting mainly of decomposed feldspathic rock (feldspathic: grouping of crystalline minerals that consist of aluminum silicates with either potassium, sodium, ...

coil building

Arts & crafts; Sculpture

Coiling is a hand building technique used to make pots. Plastic ‘snakes’ of clay are used. They can vary from a thin strip to a large sausage like strip. It is hand manipulated, ...


Arts & crafts; Sculpture

From the French "false". Said of any false finish given to a sculpture. "Faux marble" is reconstituted marble powder incorporated into resin.


Arts & crafts; Sculpture

Of or portraying the (human or animal) figure. Figurative sculpture can be either realistic (in varying degrees...) or stylized.