Pottery Art Maker





Model and Mould Maker

The tasks a Modeller, Pottery & Porcelain is expected to perform include:

Modelling pottery or porcelain ware according to drawings, patterns, specifications or by creating one?s own designs for use in preparing moulds

Examining drawings or specifications

Mixing Plaster-of Paris or clay with water and kneading the mixture to the required consistency and texture 

Beating the mixture with a small, flat, wooden piece to make the mixture plastic

Making the models by carving the plaster or clay, by shaping the material on a potter?s wheel or by other methods

Basic knowledge of the sculpturing model by cutting, scraping, and finishing

Proficient in safely operating the machines and tools required for the creation of products such as pottery wheels

Ability to analyze drawings, designs and customer needs to create the desired product

Well-versed in working from given designs or creating one?s own designs 

Proficient in modeling different type of products such as toys, domestic or sanitary wares, etc.

Physically fit

Strong hand-eye coordination

Manual dexterity

Arm-hand steadiness

Will be updated

Creative thinking

It requires one to be on their feet

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of the 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 5/6 days a week for 9/10 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) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks may include irritation of skin and eyes, exposure to dust, the repetitive motion of hands, joint pain, stress, tiredness, back pain etc.

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal injuries, minor cuts, lung disease, chronic illness, etc.

For freshers - INR 135 to INR 155 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 Glass & Ceramics Sector in India

The ceramic industry in India is about 100 years old. Ceramic products are manufactured both by large and small enterprises with wide variance in type, size and standards. Though ceramic manufacturing units are spread across India, most of the units are concentrated in Morbi, Surendranagar and Khurja. Only a few units have state-of-the-art-technology, and manufacturing facilities for production of quality ceramic goods. All sub-segments of Indian ceramic industry, viz., tiles, sanitary ware, tableware, ornamental ware, etc. have both organized and unorganized players, with the latter having substantial share in production.

During 2008, India was the 24th largest ceramic trading nation in the world and accounted for a share of around 0.9% in total ceramics trade. During the period 2001 to 2008, India?s ceramics trade increased from US$ 143 million to US$ 738 million at a CAGR of 22.2%. The increase in trade was led by a rise in imports which increased from US$ 60.9 million in 2001 to US$ 523.8 million in 2008, at a CAGR of 30.9%. India?s ceramic exports on the other hand increased at a CAGR of 12.8%, from US$ 82.3 million to US$ 214.5 million.

Currently, India?s ranking in world ceramic tile production stands at #3 (China and Brazil are the top 2) and is growing at an annual growth rate of 15% contributed largely by urbanization, a boom in the retail industry, and optimism in India?s economic outlook. Ceramic production today is a sizeable contribution to the country?s GDP (with a turnover of 18,000 crores) at 600 million sq mts p.a.

A total of over 5.5 lac people are employed in the sector. The ceramic sector makes an important contribution to the economy, housing sector, export earnings and employment in India. With the growth in the housing sector the demand for ceramics is expected to increase considering the competitiveness of Indian tiles in the international market.

Ceramic manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

National Institute of Design, Paldi, Ahmedabad

Khadi Village and Industries Commission offers Certificate course in Craft and Design Pottery

JJ School of Art , University of Baroda

Vinod Dubey of Mitty Studio and Zareen Mistry , Mumbai

Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith of Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry