I want to work in...Crafts


This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.


If you need any further information or clarification please Email us

Sector overview

Overview of the Creative arts and design sector

Typical job profiles

Ceramics designer


Furniture designer

Interior designer

Jewellery designer


COVID-19 support

Creative Scotland - COVID-19 funding and resource directory


Useful online resources

Arts Thread - global online portfolio portal

British Design Innovation

Creativepool Recruitment and careers advice

Creative Scotland National leader for Scotland's arts, screen and creative industries

Design Council

Design in Film and TV BBC

Directory of Design Consultants

The Guide: Design Independent ezine

Workshops and Studios Provision, Scotland WASPS


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Arts Culture Media Jobs ACM

Design Trainee Scheme BBC


Professional bodies

British Institute of Interior Design BIID

British Society of Master Glass Painters BSMGP

British Toymakers Guild 

Chartered Society of Designers CSD

Fellowship of Makers and Researchers of Historical Instruments FoMRHI 

Guild of Glass Engravers GGE

Institute of Musical Instrument Technology IMIT

National Association of Jewellers NAJ

Society of Designer Craftsmen

Society of British Theatre Designers SBTD

The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers

The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass


See also our pages on self-employment

To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.