53124 – Artisans and craftspersons



53124 – Artisans and craftspersons
Artisans and craftspersons use manual and artistic skills to design and make ornamental objects, pottery, stained glass, jewellery, rugs, blankets, other handicrafts and artistic floral arrangements. Makers of musical instruments are also included in this unit group. Most craftspersons are self-employed. Artistic floral arrangers are usually employed in florist shops and floral departments of retail establishments, or may be self-employed. Craft instructors are also included in this unit group and are employed by artisan guilds, colleges, private studios and recreational organizations.

Index of titles
Aboriginal art carver
Aboriginal craftwork instructor
Artificial flower presser
Artistic bouquet designer
Artistic floral arranger
Artistic floral bouquet designer
Artistic floral designer
Arts and crafts teacher (except education)
Bag maker - arts and crafts
Balalaika maker
Basket weaver
Batik artisan
Bellows maker
Canoe builder - arts and crafts
Canoe repairer - arts and crafts
Cello maker
Ceramic artist
Ceramic potter
Ceramics teacher (except education)
Copperplate engraver - artisan
Craft instructor (except education)
Craft weaver
Custom furniture caner
Decorative engraver
Drum maker - artisan
Enameller - arts and crafts
Enamellist - arts and crafts
Fabric artisan
Fabric artist
Floral arrangements designer
Floral designer
Glass blower
Glass engraver
Glass novelty maker
Glass painter
Guitar maker
Hand artificial flower maker
Hand beadworker
Hand bookbinder
Hand candle maker
Hand case maker
Hand crocheter
Hand dollmaker
Hand embroiderer
Hand enameller
Hand engraver
Hand glassworker
Hand jewellery artisan
Hand knitter
Hand leather worker
Hand metalworker
Hand needleworker
Hand papermaker
Hand quilter
Hand rug maker
Hand silk flower maker
Hand spinner
Hand stone carver
Hand weaver
Hand woodenware carver
Hand woodworker
Harpsichord builder
Jewellery engraver
Lace weaver - arts and crafts
Leather worker
Machine engraver - arts and crafts
Mandolin maker
Master glass blower
Master glassmaker
Metal arts worker
Metal engraver
Musical instrument maker - artisan
Nameplate engraver
Native art carver
Native craftwork instructor
Panflute maker
Pantograph engraver - arts and crafts
Pipe organ builder
Poker-work artisan
Reproduction woodcarver
Scientific glass apparatus blower
Screen printing artisan
Silverware engraver
Stained glass artist
Stained glass designer
Stained glass painter
Steel engraver - arts and crafts
Stringed instrument maker
Tepee maker
Tie-dye artisan
Tole painter
Totem pole carver
Violin maker
Weaver - arts and crafts
Weaving instructor (except education)
Wreath maker


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Use hand tools and woodworking machines to produce carvings from wood, stone and other materials and to carve ornamental designs into wooden furniture and other objects.
Glass blowers
Design and create glass objects using blowpipes and artisan's hand tools and equipment.
Metal arts workers
Design metal jewellery, utensils, implements, wall hangings and other objects and create them from gold, silver, copper, pewter and other metals.
Design ornamental and ceramic functional earthenware pieces and create them using clay, moulds, potter's wheels and other equipment, glazing materials and kilns.
Stained glass artists
Design stained glass windows, lampshades and other objects and cut, paint, fire and assemble pieces of stained glass to create such products.
Instrument makers
Construct instruments by applying their knowledge of wood, ebonite, metal properties and other materials and instrument design using hand and power tools.
Use hands or loom to interlace strips of flexible material such as wool, cotton, silk, grasses, bark and rawhide to make baskets, wreaths, wall hangings, clothing, rugs, blankets and other objects.
Craft instructors
Prepare craftmaking lessons, gather the required working materials and demonstrate and teach craftmaking techniques.
Artistic floral arrangers
Design bouquets, corsages, sprays, wreaths and other floral arrangements and select natural and artificial flowers, foliage and decorative accessories to create arrangements or other floral items to suit customers' requirements.


Employment requirements
Skills are often learned through apprenticeship with a master craftsperson.
Training programs are offered by artisan guilds, colleges and private studios.
Creative ability and talent, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, and knowledge of safe handling of material, tools and equipment are required.
A college diploma in fine craft techniques may be required.


Additional information
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Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations (62202)
Weavers, knitters and other fabric making occupations (94131)
Painters, sculptors and other visual artists (53122)