Craft Art or Studio craft is the practice of craft methodology in an artist’s studio. Traditional craft tends to generate craft objects out of necessity or for ceremonial use while studio craft produces craft objects at the whim of the maker or intended owner. These objects are at most only desirable for use and often lack any utility. Because studio craft doesn’t make objects out of necessity, it is similar to works of studio art which are made for aesthetic rather than functional purposes.
Because of their diminished reliance on making objects for functionality, the studio craft object becomes more viable for the kind of aesthetic critical theory which occurs in fine art theory.
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