3-D craft designers work with a wide range of materials
and techniques to produce one-off pieces or relatively
small numbers of copies. A 3-D craft designer could work
in ceramics, pottery, glass or metal, or might be involved
in bookbinding, jewellery-making or furniture-making.
They start off with an idea and draw initial sketches by hand, or sometimes on computer. They have to consider materials, costs and how to actually make the piece. They may have to make a sample or prototype before going into production.
Craft designers sell their goods at craft fairs or exhibitions and through shops and galleries, which take a percentage of the price as commission. They may have to manage their own business, including marketing and publicising their work and keeping records.
There are no set hours and 3-D craft designers might
find have to work long hours as they start to build their
They are usually based in a studio, workshop or at home, but will also spend time at fairs, exhibitions or visiting shops, galleries and private customers.
To be a 3-D craft designer you need:
Interest in the career is growing and most 3-D craft
designers are self-employed or work freelance.There are
very few opportunities to work in design or
manufacturing companies; and competition is fierce.
Success depends on your creativity and ability, but also
on market trends.
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