Ceramic Designer


Pottery Maker

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

Coating by dipping biscuit ware (pottery articles after firing but before glazing) in the glaze solution

Cleaning ware, such as dishes, plates or saucers, to remove dust by spraying them with an air gun or dusting them with a clean cloth

Checking and rejecting articles with cracks and other defects

Holding articles with tongs or fingers and dipping them in a tub containing liquid glaze

Stirring the liquid solution by hand or with a stirring rod thoroughly from time to time to acquire the desired thickness of glaze coating

Removing the articles from the tub and holding them just above the surface of the liquid

Turning the article around to ensure an even coating and to throw off excess glaze

Placing ware on the rack to dry

Rubbing the glaze over the spot where the tongs or fingers touched the article

Removing excess glaze from dry ware by rubbing it with a buffing wheel or another implement

Applying the liquid glaze with a spray gun on large pieces which cannot be easily dipped in a solution

Knowledge of the process of cutting and fitting pottery articles

Ability to create designs for a range of pottery objects that are made by shaping and firing clay

Competent in deciding on decorative techniques and glazes

Well-versed with shaping clay by hand, throwing it on a wheel or in a mould

Proficient in loading kilns, glazing, decorating and firing products

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Dexterity of hands

Knowledge of applying liquid glaze with a spray gun on large pieces which cannot be easily dipped in a solution

Attention to detail

Ability to think critically

Good colour sense

Motor skills

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 not available

Working hours
Clay product and refractory manufacturing industries 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), Blind (B), Low Vision (LV) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory disorders, injuries, eyesight problems, nerve disorders, skin problems, vision and hearing impairment, etc.

Health risks include exposure to toxic chemicals in art and clay materials, exposure to harmful levels of volatile solvents used in paint and coating, sharp crafting tools, exposure to heavy dust, lifting, pushing, pulling, and repetitive tasks, confined spaces, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 6,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 yearsof experience or more - INR 7,500 to INR 10,000 per month

(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.

Porcelain ware across India

Porcelain tiles across India

Ceramic pottery shops across India


Towns and cities across India