0Craft can be a confusing word.

When you use it there is a strong possibility that the other person is thinking about something quite different to you. One person imagines handmade one-off pieces while another thinks of stencilled furniture and stamps. And it doesn’t get any easier when you get beyond the word craft to a specific discipline such as glass or textiles, as again everyone will imagine something different. On this website you will see a huge variety of images which create a visual introduction to the different disciplines within craft and collectively define Scottish craft. This website showcases contemporary work by skilled makers from all over Scotland, some of whom are at the very beginning of their careers and others who are internationally recognised as being at the top of their profession. Each maker works in a different way. The materials they use can include metal, fibre, wood, glass, resin and clay. Skilfully employing a range of techniques they create a variety of stunning objects which can be functional, decorative or both. These are people who can look at a piece of metal and see a chessman, fuse some glass and produce a wall hanging or pick some willow and weave a basket. Craft is what happens when a person with imagination and skill has the opportunity to be creative. -Creativity refers to the phenomenon whereby a person creates something new (a product, a solution, a work of art, a novel, a joke, etc.) that has some kind of value. What counts as "new" may be in reference to the individual creator, or to the society or domain within which the novelty occurs. What counts as "valuable" is similarly defined in a variety of ways. Scholarly interest in creativity ranges widely: Topics to which it is relevant include the relationship between creativity and general intelligence; the mental and neurological processes associated with creative activity; the relationship between personality type and creative ability; the relationship between creativity and mental health; the potential for fostering creativity through education and training, especially as augmented by technology; and the application of an individual's existing creative resources to improve the effectiveness of learning processes and of the teaching processes tailored to them. Creativity and creative acts are therefore studied across several disciplines - psychology, cognitive science, education, philosophy (particularly philosophy of science), technology, theology, sociology, linguistics, business studies, and economics. As a result, there are a multitude of definitions and approaches. -Recycling is processing used materials (waste) into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production.[1][2] Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" waste hierarchy. There are some ISO standards relating to recycling such as ISO 15270:2008 for plastics waste and ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management control of recycling practice. Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles, and electronics. Although similar in effect, the composting or other reuse of biodegradable waste – such as food or garden waste – is not typically considered recycling.[2] Materials to be recycled are either brought to a collection center or picked up from the curbside, then sorted, cleaned, and reprocessed into new materials bound for manufacturing. In the strictest sense, recycling of a material would produce a fresh supply of the same material—for example, used office paper would be converted into new office paper, or used foamed polystyrene into new polystyrene. However, this is often difficult or too expensive (compared with producing the same product from raw materials or other sources), so "recycling" of many products or materials involves their

The facts are simple: you can teach some people to draw or pound out piano keys to imitate art but you can’t teach anybody talent. There’s one interesting definition of artistic ability. as well as works that show something that would be impossible to express through mathematical formulas or originated in a beaker could be considered a part of arts. theatres. a spiritual power or siddhi. also that the jobs produced by the recycling industry can be a poor trade for the jobs lost in logging. and theater arts. either due to their intrinsic value (e. dance stage… libraries. -Arts is such a broad topic that it would be impossible to go with just a single definition. galleries.” Another way to try to define ”arts” would be to say that arts are anything that stems from human’s creative side. removal and reuse of mercury from various items). college of arts and sciences’”. and that someone may have talent but won’t act upon it in a way that would take full advantage of such gift. mining. there’s something to it. Talent is perhaps what separates skill from actual art but lots of people will argue that it is impossible to define talent as well. genius. Proponents of recycling dispute each of these claims. or gold from computer components). critics argue that the costs and energy used in collection and transportation detract from (and outweigh) the costs and energy saved in the production process. So here’s what we know for sure: There’s no common agreement about arts mean exactly. lead from car batteries. and other industries associated with virgin production. and suggest that proponents of recycling often make matters worse and suffer from confirmation bias...g. With further study and practice. This deeper development of ability is referred to as a gift. But going back to the concept of arts itself and the impossibility to pinpoint exactly what that concept means: it is perhaps a little like what lots of people refer to as ”subconscious” – it comes from somewhere within ourselves but perhaps from outside of ourselves – we don’t really understand well what it means.. Art itself is sometimes described as object(s) of work that can be found in institutions associated with arts such as museums. its puzzling explanation in itself captures quite well what talent is and what purpose (or no purpose?) it serves as the essence of arts. and that materials such as paper pulp can only be recycled a few times before material degradation prevents further recycling. Any body of work that expresses feelings. symbolizes certain emotions such as love or hate or jealousy.reuse in producing different materials (e. this ability becomes anchored in the Superconscious mind. Many people (artists) believe their creative side comes from something that can’t be explained – it disputes logic and it seems to have no reason for its existence – creative skills are rarely a consequence of a genetic makeup or a reason of educational training. paperboard) instead. namely. literature (written and oral). . Critics dispute the net economic and environmental benefits of recycling over its costs. that sums it up interestingly: ”[Talent] is an ability expressed by the Metaconscious mind. and the validity of arguments from both sides has led to enduring controversy. or due to their hazardous nature (e.g.” Even though this definition is not necessarily relevant or understand to a majority of people. Specifically. Another form of recycling is the salvage of certain materials from complex products.g. comprising mastery by the Self. music. where it can directly express the ensouling entity. According to one of the definitions arts can be defined as: ”Studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills). as well. According to another definition: ”he arts include the visual arts.

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