1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2531-13 Sculptor

Creates three-dimensional forms to communicate impressions or ideas by carving or modelling materials such as wood, stone, clay or metal and assembles sculptural pieces using found or manufactured materials.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:

  • conceives and develops designs for sculpture
  • selects materials of suitable proportions, quality and texture, and decides on techniques to be used
  • arranges objects, positions models or selects visual forms according to chosen subject matter
  • sketches designs of proposed sculptures or makes models of wax or plaster
  • carves or forms materials to desired shape using hand or power tools
  • models plastic substances such as clay or wax using fingers or hand tools
  • fires clay objects in kilns
  • prepares moulds for casting sculptures in metal
  • devises forms from metal using welding or metalworking equipment, or from stone using masonry tools

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