How to Become a Sculptor

Sculptor Job Description

Sculptors use both traditional and non-traditional materials such as ice, stone, clay, wood, metal, wax, fired ceramics and others to create original three-dimensional artworks. Sculptors may experiment with new materials, installation techniques and mixed media applications.



Sculptor Job Duties

  • May confer with client or management to understand design needs
  • Create original or replica works of art for special events, private collections, public display or other usage
  • May use computer aided design programs to assist with the design and planning processes
  • Produce accurate models for presentation
  • Identify and solve design problems prior to commencing sculpture
  • Produce digital animations of the work positioned on the site to give clients a precise idea of how the work will appear
  • Use various hand tools to form sculpture



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