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Careers in Craft

Our Craft Journeys profiles give practical advice about forging a career in the craft sector, from established professionals working in a wide range of roles and disciplines

https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-job-profile-fashion-designer
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-job-profile-stone-mason
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-job-profile-textile-maker
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-job-profile-taxidermist
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-job-profile-textile-designer
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-job-profile-glassmaker
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-job-profile-chain-maker
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-job-profile-ceramicist
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-job-profile-casting-technician
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-job-profile-musical-instrument-maker
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-job-profile-enameller
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-profile-prop-maker
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-profile-embroider
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-job-profile-blacksmith
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-job-profile-shoemaker
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-job-profile-sculptor
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-job-profile-basket-maker
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-job-profile-book-binder
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/crafts-job-profile-wood-worker

https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-journey-laura-slater/
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-journey-tatty-devine/
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-journey-jasmine-carey/
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-journey-sam-andrew/
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-journey/
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-journeys-agnis-smallwood-weaver/
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-journeys-caren-hartley-on-moving-from-jewellery-and-metalwork-to-maki/
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-journeys-lewis-piggott-on-his-apprenticeship-at-bentley/
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-journey-amber-butchart/
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-journeys-creative-director-emily-johnson-on-swapping-making-for-commu/
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-journeys-jacqueline-james-weaver/
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-journeys-miles-ascough-prop-maker
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-journeys-leigh-hodgkinson-illustrator
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-journeys-sophie-huckfield-multidisciplinary-artist
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-journeys-jazmine-miles-long

A career in craft is an exciting prospect. Craft generates £3.4 billion for the UK economy each year, with the contribution of the wider creative industries now growing at twice the rate of the UK economy. Craft roles are found in all industries and, research suggests, are unlikely to be replaced by automation.

Despite evidence that job opportunities in the craft sector will continue to grow, we know students and their parents often worry that pursuing creative subjects might not lead to a job. Challenging this misconception is a real challenge for the creative industries. Our Job Profiles and Craft Journeys give great insights into craft careers and start to bust some myths.

Our work on craft careers is part of the Creative Careers Programme— explore the toolkit here to find out more about careers across the creative industries.

If you're a teacher or careers adviser, or a young person interested in a career in crafts, we'd love to hear what more we can do to support you— email us here.

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