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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

In architectural sculpture, the female figure that serves as a column supporting an entablature. Usually a graceful figure dressed in long robes. From the Greek. Male counterparts ...


Arts & crafts; Sculpture

A reproduction of an original piece of sculpture in any number of casting materials, most commonly plaster, plastic, or bronze.


Arts & crafts; Sculpture

One of the 4 main methods a sculptor may use to achieve a desired overall form. Basically constructing or adding existing shapes, objects or materials to one another in a method ...

bas relief

Arts & crafts; Sculpture

A sculpture that is slightly raised with no apparent undercuts.


Arts & crafts; Sculpture

Also called plinth. The base is what the sculpture is attached, fixed or mounted on. A block (of any shape or dimension and material placed between a sculpture and its pedestal). ...

blown glass

Arts & crafts; Sculpture

Glass made from blowing a glass bubble on the end of a hollow tube. An artisan may then shape it by spinning, rolling and pinching with iron tools to make a vase, bottle, glass or ...


Arts & crafts; Sculpture

Conceptual art is art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns.