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Craft Artists - 27-1012.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Artist
  • Ceramic Artist
  • Designer
  • Fiber Artist
  • Fine Craft Artist
  • Furniture Maker
  • Glass Artist
  • Goldsmith
  • Hand-Weaver

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Advertise products and work, using media such as internet advertising and brochures.
  • Apply finishes to objects being crafted.
  • Confer with customers to assess customer needs or obtain feedback.
  • Create functional or decorative objects by hand, using a variety of methods and materials.
  • Create prototypes or models of objects to be crafted.
  • Cut, shape, fit, join, mold, or otherwise process materials, using hand tools, power tools, or machinery.
  • Develop concepts or creative ideas for craft objects.
  • Develop designs using specialized computer software.
  • Develop product packaging, display, and pricing strategies.
  • Fabricate patterns or templates to guide craft production.
  • Plan and attend craft shows to market products.
  • Research craft trends, venues, and customer buying patterns to inspire designs and marketing strategies.
  • Select materials for use based on strength, color, texture, balance, weight, size, malleability and other characteristics.
  • Set specifications for materials, dimensions, and finishes.
  • Sketch or draw objects to be crafted.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Apply finishes to artwork, crafts, or displays.
  • Build models, patterns, or templates.
  • Confer with clients to determine needs.
  • Construct distinctive physical objects for artistic, functional, or commercial purposes.
  • Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
  • Develop promotional strategies or plans.
  • Draw detailed or technical illustrations.
  • Monitor current trends.
  • Promote products, activities, or organizations.
  • Select materials or props.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Visual Information-Graphics Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Arts and Crafts Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Artist (Officer) (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Combat Graphics Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Graphic Illustrator Apprentice (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Taxidermist (Profess & Kin)

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Stained Glass Artist
  • Taxidermist