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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?
Should I run my own business?
What are the prospects?
There are successful craft based businesses making serious
profits but in reality, few craftspeople earn incomes that
reflect their skills and the long hours which they work. However,
money isn't everything, and there is the tremendous satisfaction
of the creative process. Also, working patterns are changing
and those with high-level creative practical skills who want
to work flexibly are increasingly in demand by employers.
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