Creative Careers in Crafts by Susan Joy Sager

By Susan Joy Sager

Profiling approximately 50 pros from each region of the craft undefined, this entire profession source is for someone looking to pursue an inventive profession full-time or at the part. Written by way of a market-savvy crafts profession consultant, this e-book offers necessary how one can make the transition from an ordinary day activity to a dream craft occupation, and incorporates a detailed part for younger craftspeople and their mom and dad. equipped by way of kind of material-clay, fiber, steel, glass, and wood-each part informs via an attractive mixture of inspirational profiles, an advent to every medium, and data on the place to discover schooling aid. Subgenres of every craft are detailed-fiber paintings, for instance, branches out into baskets, beads, publication arts, dolls, quilts, wearables, weaving, and yarn. With a heritage of the crafts, state of the art surveys, and self-help making plans instruments, this ebook will empower starting crafters and encourage professional crafters to show their artistic skills right into a profitable occupation.• deals peer suggestion from approximately 50 skilled craftspeople• bargains an eclectic mixture of inspirational task profiles• advertisements to incorporate The Crafts document and American Crafts

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Is public art a real opportunity? How do I get grants? How do juries work? What are my legal rights? What about insurance? What about health hazards? How do I find a studio and keep it? Each session is coordinated by a professional artist and has a guest speaker who is a professional. edu. Worcester Center for Crafts The Worcester Center for Crafts offers a one-semester course called “Business Practices Seminar,” which covers portfolio requirements, artists statements, résumés, slide photography, taxes, business card and letterhead design, grant writing, trade shows, retail and consignment options, and gallery visits.

Now given annually, the awards include the Gold Medal (for consummate craftsmanship), Awards of Distinction (for outstanding accomplishment relating to crafts), and the Aileen Osborn Webb Award (named for the Council’s founder and given to recognize generosity and leadership benefiting crafts). The Council also recognizes outstanding design and craftsmanship in the work of artists exhibiting in the American Craft Council shows through Awards of Excellence (cash prizes are given annually to outstanding show exhibitors), as well as Honorable Mention awards.

Because Helen knows a number of the artists personally, she is able to provide the reader with an in-depth perspective on the artists’ work and inspiration. While a fair number of the artists are European, Helen also focuses on American artists. CCIC 01 08/23/04 12:58 PM Then and Now Page 23 23 Blacksmithing Blacksmithing dates back to when primitive man first began making tools out of iron. While early blacksmiths were able to make simple tools such as spears, arrow tips, and cooking spits, the craft would require several centuries before mankind could realize the magnetic properties of forged metal.

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