A craft is a skill, especially involving practical arts. It may refer to a trade or particular art. The term is often used as part of a longer word (and also in the plural). For example, a craft-brother is a fellow worker in a particular trade and a craft-guild is, historically, a guild of workers in the same trade.
A craft fair is an organized event to display crafts by a number of exhibitors.
Folk art follows craft traditions, in contrast to fine art or "high art".
Both Freemasonry and Wicca are alternatively know as 'The Craft' by their adherents.
Enter this magical world of traditional and contemporary crafting, displayed and demonstrated by individual makers and artist craftsmen. These specialist artisans travel from all over the world to bring you the very best in unusual and inspiring crafts. The craft and design on show has been made in the time honoured way with individual care and attention to detail.
The craft shows are held in different countries each one boasting thousands of products to choose from, as well as demonstrations for both young and old alike. In fact, a wonderfully relaxing, yet exciting atmosphere in which all the family can enjoy a captivating day out together.
The ever-popular 'Antiques Valuation Team' will be offering their worldly expertise every year. All visitors are eligible to bring in up to two antiques to discover their history and value. This service is to all that visit the craft shows.
This magical event is a rare opportunity in the year to see much to delight and inspire, from original work in watercolours, oils, sketches and creative images in glass and ceramics to eye catching furniture designs and bespoke fashion wear. Artists must demonstrate masterful technique and exceptional contemporary interpretation. Many participating artists are represented in important corporate and private as well as museum collections, such as the Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Corning Museum of Glass. All of the crafts on display are of the highest quality, with many of these unique crafts not being available on the High Streets. So if you are looking for unusual gifts or a special piece of art, craft shows are for you!
Included in the craft shows will be demonstrations showing you how antiques of the future take shape and the work that goes into these stunning pieces of art. Each day will also bring a programme of hands on workshops, so you can not only see how the crafts take shape but you can also feel and experience the creation with experts in Ceramic Painting, Woodturning, Drawing & Painting, Paper Making, Cross Stitch, Pencil Making and so on.
In the specialist food marquee you will find unusual aromas that will tempt and tantalise even the strongest willed, from handmade cheeses, preserves, curry sauces and fruit punch to luxury dips, nuts, chocolates and many other dishes.
Children entertainment is provided at each fair and show because children are interested in the items of crafts most of all.