Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
- Apprentice, Painter, Neckties
- Architectural Modeler
- Art Objects Repairer
- Bronze Sculptor
- Ceramic Artist
- Ceramics Artist
- Ceramics Sculptor
- China Painter
- 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.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ARE.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Artistic interests, but also prefer Realistic and Enterprising environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Achievement, but also value Independence and Working Conditions in their jobs.
- Fine Arts - Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
- Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
- Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $55,190.00 with most people making between $26,030.00 and $79,160.00
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 1,200 people in California. It is projected that there will be 1,400 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 10 openings due to growth and about 30 replacement openings for approximately 40 total annual openings.
onetFine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
majorCrafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
collegeUniversity of Southern California
collegeCalifornia State University-Los Angeles
collegeCalifornia College of the Arts
majorArt/Art Studies, General
collegeLong Beach City College