Generally speaking a craft artist will be making something using their hands. The equipment and materials used vary greatly - from raw materials, to everyday objects (such as paper, rope, stones, glass, metal, etc.), paints, brushes and other tools with which to modify and assemble the final product. It’s one of the oldest types of art and usually the goods produced are not just aesthetically pleasing but can also have a practical application (e.g. clothing, accessories & jewelry, toys, crockery, furniture, home and other textiles and many others). A craft artist typically works freelance or as a sole proprietor, however some work in partnership or as part of companies and organizations.