Write a minimum of 300 words for your response to the following after you have read Part Two: Media and Processes, with particular attention given to the chapter on The Tradition of Craft:

Crafts appear to have been segregated from the artistic disciplines of painting and sculpture, even though many of the materials used are exactly the same. Why do you think that traditional craft media, such as ceramics, textiles, wood, and metal, have been segregated from other artistic disciplines? Do these differences in classification imply differences in value? Are there particular roles that crafts play in culture? What are they?
Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts, Second Edition
Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, and M. Kathryn Shields
Thames & Hudson

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