ceramics/pottery maker

ceramics/pottery maker

Wetting and lubricating clay thrown on a pottery wheel
Wetting and lubricating clay thrown on a pottery wheel Basic shaping of the future jug Pulling up equally thick walls of the jug  Finishing the jug body shape Forming the jug spout Pressing decorative elements into the surface of the jug Putting the product into an electric kiln Taking the finished products out of the electric kiln
ceramics/pottery maker:

Who are they and what do they do? The ceramics/pottery maker makes ceramic, pottery and stoneware vessels and other objects, using a variety of methods.

What are the activities of the job? Shaping objects on a potter's wheel, by moulding or by hand or finishing on a lathe. Materials such as fireclay etc. are used to produce fireproof products.

Where is it done and under what conditions? The job is carried out in workshops and similar spaces, where contact with unclean surroundings, chemicals and exposure to high temperatures must be expected.

What tools/equipment do they use? Tools used include machines and equipment, potter's wheels, presses, furnaces, drying kilns etc. While machinery has taken over much of the work these days, there are still opportunities for traditional craft work.

What do you need to succeed? You need on the job training, manual dexterity, and aesthetic sensibility.


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