Craft Artists

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Artist, Designer, Furniture Maker, Glass Artist

What they do:
Create or reproduce handmade objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
On the job, you would:
  • Create functional or decorative objects by hand, using a variety of methods and materials.
  • Cut, shape, fit, join, mold, or otherwise process materials, using hand tools, power tools, or machinery.
  • Apply finishes to objects being crafted.


Arts and Humanities

  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture


  • sales and marketing
  • customer service

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products

Engineering and Technology

  • design


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use

  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands

Ideas and Logic

  • create new and original ideas
  • come up with lots of ideas


People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Innovation
  • Persistence
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Web page creation and editing software

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Computer aided design CAD software

  • Embroidery design software
  • Pattern design software

Electronic mail software

  • Email software


Education: (rated 3 of 5)

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