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Craft Artists
O*NET-SOC Description
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Sample of Occupations in this SOC Family
27-1012.00   Craft Artists
27-1011.00   Art Directors
27-1013.00   Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
27-1014.00   Multi-Media Artists and Animators
27-1019.99   Artists and Related Workers, All Other
27-1021.00   Commercial and Industrial Designers
27-1022.00   Fashion Designers
27-1023.00   Floral Designers
27-1024.00   Graphic Designers
27-1025.00   Interior Designers
27-1026.00   Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
27-1027.00   Set and Exhibit Designers
27-1029.99   Designers, All Other
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DOT Titles Included in this O*NET-SOC Code
  • Taxidermist
  • 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.
  • Develop designs using specialized computer software.
Detailed Work Activities
  • recognize wood characteristics
  • use power or hand tools in metals processing
  • fabricate craft or art objects
  • sharpen metal objects
  • use precision measuring tools or equipment
  • design molds
  • recognize wood species characteristics
  • study methods of processing, forming, or firing clays
  • use hand or power woodworking tools
  • use creativity to art or design work
  • understand artistic crafts production methods
  • fabricate model or mold for jewelry, silverware or related products
  • cut or shape stone, tile, brick, or related material
  • decorate using hand or power tools
  • dye fabric or leather articles
  • shape clay
  • identify color or balance
  • distinguish colors
  • create art from ideas
  • communicate visually or verbally
  • recognize characteristics of metals
  • use spot or tack welding techniques
  • recognize characteristics of cloth or fabric
  • cut, shape, fit, or join wood or other construction materials
  • hand engrave jewelry-related products
  • sketch or draw subjects or items
  • hand carve objects from stone or other materials
  • cut or trim fabric or leather
  • understand measuring devices
  • polish jewelry, silverware or related products
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