Pottery Maker

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

Operating pattern wheels to trim to desired shapes of unbaked pottery and porcelain ware with the help of Caster, Maker, Thrower and other appropriate hand tools

Fixing ware in wheels

Setting and starting machines to rotate pieces

Selecting appropriate trimming tools and presses

Manipulating tools against ware to obtain desired shape

Removing shaped ware from wheel

Smoothening and finishing the surface using sand paper

Knowledge of raw materials, production process, quality control and costs 

Proficient in smoothening surfaces of finished pieces

Well-versed in the chemical composition, structure and properties of substances

Ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas

Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principles

Will be updated






It requires one to be on their feet

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not part of this job

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

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case the working hours and days are flexible

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

The job is considered hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87

Occupational hazards may include lead colic, potter?s asthma, and tuberculosis

Health risks include exposure to excessive dust, clay and other chemicals and paints used in pottery

For freshers - INR 100 to INR 200 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 200 to INR 350 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Ceramic and Glass Industry

Ceramic Industry

The ceramic 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 modernising 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 550,000 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 from 225 billion at present. The organised glass industry as in 2013, employs 30 lakh people directly and provides indirect employment to 5 lakh people whereas the unorganised sector employs around 5-6 lakh people. About 75 per cent of the total glass industry is 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.

Glass and ceramic product manufacturers across India

Towns and cities across India