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Craft Artists

Craft Artists

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Craft Artists Description

Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.

Craft Artists Related Job Titles

Apprentice, Painter, Neckties, Architectural Modeler, Art Objects Repairer, Bronze Sculptor, Calligrapher, Ceramic Artist, Ceramics Artist, Ceramics Sculptor, China Painter, Colorer, Colorist, Copyist, Cordwainer, Craft Worker, Crafter, Craftsman, Creative Designer, Custom Shoe-Maker, Decorative Arts Production Artist, Designer, Fiber Artist, Flag Decorator, Frame Stylist, Furniture Artist, Furniture Designer, Furniture Maker, Furniture Reproducer, Glass Artist, Glass Blower, Goldsmith, Guitar Maker, Hand Potter, Hand-Weaver, Inker and Opaquer, Ivory Carver, Jewelry Designer, Kinetic Sculpture Artist, Luthier, Memorial Designer, Metal Arts Production Artist, Metal Smith, Mobile Artist, Music Autographer, Music Grapher, Ornamental Metalwork Designer, Picture Copyist, Quilt Maker, Quilter, Studio Craft Artist, Studio Jeweler, Taxidermist, Toy Maker, Wood Turner,


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Craft Artists Tasks
Core Tasks
  • 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, and/or machinery.
  • Attend craft shows to market products.
  • Select materials for use based on strength, color, texture, balance, weight, size, malleability and other characteristics.
  • Apply finishes to objects being crafted.
  • Develop concepts or creative ideas for craft objects.
  • Set specifications for materials, dimensions, and finishes.
  • Confer with customers to assess customer needs or obtain feedback.
  • Fabricate patterns or templates to guide craft production.
  • Create prototypes or models of objects to be crafted.
  • Sketch or draw objects to be crafted.
  • Advertise products and work, using media such as internet advertising and brochures.
  • Develop product packaging, display and pricing strategies.
  • Research craft trends, venues, and customer buying patterns in order to inspire designs and marketing strategies.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Develop designs using specialized computer software.

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