Hand Crafts are very much in vogue these days. This trend has been started by Japanese who are famous for their love for "Ryuku" or craftsmanship. Hand Crafts is generally a term used to describe crafts that are made with the hands instead of using any type of machines. An example of hand crafted item is a paper cutter that is crafted by cutting paper into various shapes and sizes out of sheets of different thickness. There are many categories under which Hand Crafts are grouped, the main ones are Arts and Crafts, Handmade Sculptures, Decorative Objects, Kitchen Appliances, Jewelry, and Tools.
A hand crafted, sometimes better described as artisanal, an object is usually of some kind of artistic value and is designed mainly for its own sake. The artists who make these objects may be involved in a personal hobby or they may follow a specific career path such as a jeweler or an artist. There are many Japanese artists who specialize in producing figurines or other kinds of clay sculptures. Other examples of this would be the famous Japanese painter Takashi Murakami, who has made several paintings based on Japanese theme anditure.
All art cannot be categorized as Hand Crafts because each object has it own unique beauty and uniqueness. They all have a story behind them that imparts its own particular charm and value. A good way to learn about the history of an object is to go online and read books or magazines that write about the subject of the particular art that you want to create or buy a book about that particular object. With time and patience, you will be able to know more about the various types of objects that can be classified under this category.