Operate production machines such as pug mill, jigger machine, or potter's wheel to process clay in manufacture of ceramic, pottery and stoneware products.
* Attention to Detail
* Analytical Thinking
* Press thumbs into centers of revolving clay to form hollows, and press on the inside and outside of emerging clay cylinders with hands and fingers, gradually raising and shaping clay to desired forms and sizes.
* Adjust wheel speeds according to the feel of the clay as pieces enlarge and walls become thinner.
* Position balls of clay in centers of potters' wheels, and start motors or pump treadles with feet to revolve wheels.
Sample Job Titles
Artist, Ceramic Artist, Clay Artisan, Clay Artist, Clay Mixer, Etcher, Glazer, Jigger Artisan, Jigger Machine Operator, Jiggerman, Manufacturing Potter, Model and Mold Maker, Model Maker, Mold Maker, Pot Maker, Potter, Pottery Machine Operator, Press Operator, Production Potter, Sculptor, Studio Potter, Thrower.