Arts and crafts term for that general field of applied design in which hand fabrication is dominant. The term was coined in England in the late 19th cent. as a label for the then-current movement directed toward the revivifying of the decorative arts.
Of course there are those who think they're a waste of time, however they are not.
Sometimes walking within an empty field to rehearse was enjoyable in its own. They might consider YOU to be their "Claim to Fame"!