Becoming a Visual Arts and Crafts Professional (other)
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Becoming a Visual Arts and Crafts Professional (other)

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Also known as Ephemeral Artist, Leadlighter, Multimedia Artist, New Media Artist, Textile Artist.
This occupation group covers Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals not elsewhere classified. This occupation group requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.
Training time 12 months - 3 years
Average pay $45,161
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,800

What does a Visual Arts and Crafts Professional (other) do?

  • conceiving and developing ideas, designs and styles for paintings, drawings, pottery pieces and sculptures
  • arranging objects, positioning models, and selecting landscapes and other visual forms according to chosen subject matter
  • selecting artistic media, method and materials
  • applying media to surfaces using appropriate techniques
  • moulding clay into functional and artistic articles by wheel-throwing, moulding and hand-building
  • mixing glazing materials and applying glazes to dried pottery by dipping and painting
  • placing finished and decorated pieces in kilns
  • sketching designs of proposed sculptures, and making wax and plaster models
  • devising forms from metal using welding and metalworking equipment, and from stone using masonry tools