When people think of 'craft' they often think of lesser or low-brow art. The truth is the craft movement in the Fine Arts is a very old and respected tradition.
The NIST makerspace, represents vision of a equitably accessible creative or inspiration space in both science and technology as well as craft. This gives it a unique set of draws and distinctions. The NIST Makerspace works to enable as many crafts to the most significant extent possible. The different types of crafts involved weren’t considered afterthoughts, they were considered the whole point.