Porcelain Mould Maker

Porcelain Die Maker

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Previous relevant work experience

The tasks a Mould Maker, Pottery and Porcelain is expected to perform include:

Making moulds of plaster of Paris from models for production of pottery and porcelain ware

Collecting requisite quantity of plaster of Paris and dissolving it in fixed amount of water to make a semi-liquid substance 

Stirring the liquid thoroughly with hand or a stirring rod to acquire desired consistency 

Applying soap solution inside master mould to prevent plaster of Paris from sticking inside the mould 

Pouring liquid plaster of Paris into master mould 

Stirring plaster of Paris by hand inside master mould to remove air bubbles 

Allowing plaster of Paris to settle and dry inside the master mould 

Scraping off surplus plaster of Paris from master mould using a steel scraper 

Opening the master mould and removing mould into hot chamber for drying 

Forming porcelain wares using plaster of Paris moulds 

Working from drawings without model

Competent in handling plaster of Paris and moulding raw material

Competent in preparing castings and moulds

Competent in giving accurate finishing to casted moulds

Well-versed with repair and maintenance of moulds

Well versed with properties and behaviour of ceramics

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Good craftsmanship



Hard working

Finger and hand agility

Hand-eye co-ordination

Good interpersonal skills 

It requires one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Low Vision (LV), Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards may include general tiredness and fatigue, minor cuts, strain to eyes, general body aches due to long working hours, respiratory hazards, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to handling steel scraper, including metals (such as lead), fibro genic dusts (such as silica), heat, repetitive motion, radiation, and toxic emissions from kilns, improper ventilation and congested work areas, etc.

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 9,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 10,000 to INR 12,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Ceramic and Glass Industry

Ceramic Industry

The ceramics industry in India came into existence about a century ago and has matured over time to form an industrial base. From traditional pottery making, the industry has evolved to find its place in the market for sophisticated insulators, electronic and electrical items. Over the years, the industry has been modernizing through new innovations in product profile, quality and design to emerge as a modern, world-class industry, ready to take on global competition. The Indian Ceramic Industry ranks at 8th position in the world and produces around 2.5% of global output. The industry provides employment to 5,50,000 people, of whom 50,000 are directly employed. Gujarat accounts for around 70% of total ceramic production.

Glass Industry

Fuelled by growth in sectors like real estate, infrastructure, retail, automotive and food & beverages, the country's glass industry will acquire a market size worth 340 billion by 2015. The organized glass industry, as of 2013, employs 30 lakh people directly and provides indirect employment to 5 lakh people whereas the unorganized sector employs around 5-6 lakh people. About 75% of the total glass industries are concentrated in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The highest employment in the glass industry is in Gujarat followed by Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

As the industry grows, so will the demand for professionals such as Mould Maker, Pottery and Porcelain.

Manufacturers of pottery and porcelain moulds in India

Towns and cities across India