A common distinction between art and craft is functionality—anything that serves a purpose beyond visual enjoyment typically falls under the craft category. Tib Shaw, curator at the gallery of wood art, explains that while Jim Sannerud’s work is functional, it is also highly aesthetic.
Would you classify Jim’s work as art or craft? Or does it fall somewhere in the middle? Why?
Design and make your own functional bowl, for example, a pet water bowl, a cereal bowl, a fancy candy dish, a birdbath, etc. Employ materials, shape, size and decoration that suit the intended use of the bowl.