On the Job
Craft Artists create original handmade items, such as pottery, weaving, or needlecraft. They may use a variety of techniques.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
- Develop promotional strategies or plans.
- Draw detailed or technical illustrations.
- Apply finishes to artwork, crafts, or displays.
- Build models, patterns, or templates.
- Construct distinctive physical objects for artistic, functional, or commercial purposes.
- Promote products, activities, or organizations.
- Select materials or props.
- Monitor current trends.
- Confer with clients to determine needs.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- High levels of competition.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Dealing with external customers.
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