Craft Artists (27-1012)

Occupation description:  Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 12,50013,100 4.3600 4001,050

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 18.639.9612.51 16.6922.2430.27

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
5410 18.536.2 31.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation18
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation11
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 79
Number of job position postings 6
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 13.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Calypso Farm & Ecology Center   (Ester)
Basic Blacksmithing Tools: Forging Tongs
Basic Blacksmithing Tools: Tool steel - Chisel and Punch
Beginning Spinning
Blacksmithing – Forging Handles – Twisting and Bending
Blacksmithing Overview and Forging Hooks: Drawing out
Blacksmithing, Forging Fire Forks: Chiseling and drawing out
Blacksmithing, Forging Spoons: Upsetting and Swaging
Dried Flowers and Wreath Making
Explore Cut Flowers
Fleece to Finish
Intermediate Spinning
Natural Dyeing from the Garden
Needle Felting
Viking Knife: Tool Steel - Create Blades and Sharpen
Wet Felting
Wool Dyeing Techniques

School of Integrating Shaitsu Alaska   (Fairbanks)
Sacred Art of Drum Making

Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Kuspak Making
Sewing Fur Hats
Sewing Fur Mittens

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Nome Coast Art OEC
Northwest Coast Art OEC

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Jewelry Design and Repair Technician