Clay Artist

Clay Design Maker

Clay Sculptor

Clay Creative Artist

Art Clay Modeller

The tasks a Clay Modeler is expected to perform include:

Molding the full-sized or scale models of products following the artist's sketches or from verbal instructions

Building the rough lumber form to fit around the model or centering a preformed lath-covered wood frame on the grid platform

Pulling the sheet aluminum forming tool over the surface of clay to shape areas that have constant cross sections

Shaping the sculptured surfaces, using various types of sculptor's tools and scrapers

Scraping the clay from the high areas and building up and smoothing the low areas to attain the desired shape

Taking measurements from the completed half of the model and duplicating them on the unfinished half to make both sides symmetrical

Covering bumpers, lights, door handles and other parts with aluminum foil to simulate chrome or coloured glass

Knowledge of molding the full-sized or scale models of products, such as automobiles, automobile parts, television sets, radios, washers, refrigerators, caskets or boats from clay following the artist's sketches or from verbal instructions

In-depth knowledge of kneading the clay into slots between laths 

Well-versed in molding the clay by hand to the approximate shape

Experience in cutting the cardboard templates for use as guides to shape symmetrical sections

Ability to verify the smoothness of curved surfaces with splines and sweeps

Finger dexterity

Manual dexterity

Arm-hand steadiness

Near vision

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Ability to visualize

Good observation skills

Ability to follow instructions

It requires one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of 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 to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks may include exposure to dust, sharp tools like scrapers, etc.

Occupational hazards may include minor burns, strains, back pain, stress  silicosis, breathing problems, eye irritation,  skin allergies etc.

For fresher?s - INR 149 to INR 192 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 200 to INR 250 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 sqmts 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 of India. With the growth in the housing sector the demand of ceramics is expected to increase considering the competitiveness of Indian tiles in the international market.

Ceramics manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India

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Creative Coaching and Training, Delhi

Oxl School of Multimedia, Chandigargh

Kindles Pottery Classes, Mumbai

Art Orbit Art-N-Craft World, Navi Mumbai