Glass Painter

Glass Design Maker

Glass Decorator

Minimum Functionally literate

Will be updated

The tasks a Glass Enameller is expected to perform include:

Enamelling with hand, painting or staining decorative free-hand designs on glass with a hand brush and paint

Drawing the outline of the design on the surface of the glass article, mixing paint, enamel or stain to obtain the desired shade or colours

Placing objects on the work bench and applying paint or enamel of various colours to it by a hand-brush, according to the pattern

Knowledgeable about colours, enamels and paints

Competent in drawing free hand designs on glass

Well-versed with drawings and designs

Ability to mix colours together to get the desired outcome

Ability to place painted glass in the furnace for the prescribed period, so that the colours are fused to the glass

Knowledge of mixing one?s own colours

Hand-eye acuity

Finger and thumb agility

Detail oriented


Creative flair

Alert and attentive

It requires one to be on their feet

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

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

Work from home option is available

Working hours
Handicraft and carpet units usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from unit to unit

Shift system maybe available

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

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg ( OL), Both Legs (BL), Muscular Weakness (MW) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include minor finger injuries, tiredness, general body ache, eye strain, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to handling glass articles, paints, stains, repetitive tasks, etc.

For freshers - INR 200 to INR 300 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 300 to INR 400 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Employment Prospects and the Significant Growth of the Indian Handicrafts Industry

The story of Indian handicrafts dates back to one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Indian handicrafts represent beauty, dignity, form and style. In the 1970s, the government initiated the preservation of crafts and skill upgrade with respect to the challenges the sector was facing. However the focus shifted to export in the later decades. It plays a significant role in the country?s economy and provides employment to more than 7.3 million people mostly from rural and semi-urban areas. Today, handicrafts and handcrafted gift items manufactured and exported from India are much sought after and have established an unsurpassable reputation in the international market. According to provisional data, the export of Indian handicrafts in the period of April-August 2014-15 has shown an increase of US$ 256.32 million, which is about 18.06 per cent over the same period in 2013-14.

Based on historical trends, the handicrafts sector is expected to grow by 16 per cent from 2013?17 and by another 16 per cent from 2017?22.

Glass enamelling businesses across India


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