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Making things that matter
The craft field is very varied. It includes ceramics, textiles, jewellery, wood and glass work, gold and silversmithing, puppets, toys, small-scale furniture making, textiles and leather work. Prospects range from selling work at local markets and fairs through to commanding huge fees for one-off commissions.

How do I get to work in the crafts?
There is no clear and well-trodden career path. Many people have an art, craft or design qualification and training. A number run their own workshops and produce work to their own designs. Alternatively, you could be employed by a large manufacturing company to produce prototype models, or you could work with other craftspeople offering a range of services. There are also jobs in highly specialised conservation and restoration areas, animation, film and fashion.

Should I run my own business?
What are the prospects?

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