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Craft Artist

Overview: Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Duties: 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.
Degree(s): A.S. Art: Concentrations in Art & Design or Art History 
Job Outlook: Employment in this field is expected have little or no change from 2014 to 2024. For comparison, the average growth rate for all occupations over the same time period is projected to be 5% to 8%.
Education Level: The typical training required for this career is generally a High School Degree or GED Certificate.
Recommended Skills:
  • Weighing out the options in a situation or a problem and logically choosing the best course of action.
  • Identifying the most appropriate equipment and tools needed to get a job done.
  • Painting, drawing, crafting, sculpting and creative designing.
  • Using your hands to operated fine instruments and precision tools.
Recommended Values:
  • Doing something where you can physically see the results of your work.
  • Being able to express creative ideas through the arts.
 

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.