Learn about the types of people who become craft artists. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2024

25% of craft artists work in full-time roles while 75% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a craft artist. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More women than men are interested in becoming craft artists at a ratio of 1.98 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

83% of craft artists are female and 17% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a craft artist and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a craft artist and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more men interested in becoming a craft artist than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of craft artists are White, making up 60% of the population. The next highest segments are Other and Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish, making up 10% and 9% respectively.