Sculptor

Carve art work out of clay, wood, or other materials.

Quick Stats


Salary Range
$19,000 – $90,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sculptors do?

Sculptors create three dimensional works of art. They use stone, ice, wood, metal and other materials to create Abe Lincoln’s head and abstract murals. Maybe even an abstract mural of Abe Lincoln’s head. Your work as a Sculptor can be large or small, good or bad—to qualify as a sculpture it really just needs to be 3-D.

That said, a Sculptor’s job can be profitable. But if that’s your goal then you need to be serious about making it so. This requires real talent, a lot of hard work and a dedication to zealous self promotion. So put your work out to show where ever possible. Think of places not typically in the art field that would benefit from artwork—corporations or government buildings might be a good start. Or how about movie sets or fashion shoots? In other words, figure out a way to get your name out there. Otherwise it is hard to get the recognition and subsequent money your talent deserves.


Should I be a Sculptor?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.

  • Also known as: Ice Sculptor, Non-Representational Metal Sculptor

    How to become a Sculptor

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