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Home » Career Mentor » Craftspeople
Career Mentor Details of "Craftspeople"

Name of The Profession

Craftspeople

Who is a Craftspeople and what does he/she do?

Craftspeople are the worker practicing a trade of craft, they are also known as artisans. They are highly skilled manual workers who craft items that may be strictly decorative or functional. This may include household furniture, clothing, tools and jewelry.

Craftspeople are found in every part of the nation selling varieties of handmade items such as silver jewelry, printed scarves and ceramic pots. As handmade articles are becoming popular day-by-day among the buyers, they are sold at different venues, including small shops to big craft fairs. Many of the craftspeople are involved in making of ceramic objects from clay, later they decorate it with glazes, and fire it in kiln or hot ovens. Another group of craftsperson is Weavers. They make blankets; clothes, rugs or unfinished pieces of clothe by weaving yarn on hand looms or other hand-operated equipments.

Qualifications Required

Formal training is required for professional craftspeople. One must take courses through adult education or in high school. Craft workshops of a week or more should be attended to get intensive training. Learning business or computers could be an advantage to those who looking to create their own shops or web sites to sell their wares.

Where can I go and study to become a Craftspeople?

       India

  • Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
  • Assam University, Silchar, Assam.
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Creative Art, Mumbai.

       UK

  • The Building Crafts College
  • Docklands International College
  • The London Westminster College
  • St Pauls College

       USA

  • Midkent College
  • The Jewelry Arts Institute in New York
  • The School of the Museum of Fine Arts
  • Aalto University, School of Art and Design
  • Adams State College

Where can I work as a Craftspeople?

Initially, some craftspeople sell their articles on street or at flea markets. While some sell their wares on the internet by creating their own web sites, some prefer to sell them physically. Once you learn the technical and design skills of a craft by working with an experienced craftsperson, you may open your own shop. Highly skilled persons may sell their articles at craft fairs held at different venues on a competitive basis.

Potential earning capacity per annum:

The salary package of the craftspeople could be somewhere around  2.5 Lac p.a. (Approx).
 
 
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