Profession pottery and porcelain caster
Pottery and porcelain casters fill moulds with clay to cast pottery and porcelain wares. They pour excess slip out of the mould when needed, drain moulds, remove the cast from the mould, smooth the casting surfaces to remove marks and place the castings on boards to dry.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Types of pottery material
Types of clays and mud and their appearance, properties, reaction to fire, etc.
- Materials used in stoneware manufacturing
Characteristics and properties of the different materials used in the production of the vitreous ceramic made of stoneware clay, or in some cases of non-refractory fire-clay.
- Materials in porcelain manufacturing
Characteristics and properties of the different raw materials such as china clay, ball clay, alumina, flint and feldspar used for the production of household ware and decorative items.
- Use personal protection equipment
Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.
- Conform with clay thickness
Conform with the specified clay thickness by pouring the excess slip from moulds while watching the clay level through the mould opening.
- Extract products from moulds
Remove finished products from moulds and examine them in detail for anomalies.
- Tend jigger machines
Tend the jigger machine in order to obtain the specified ceramic endproducts such as bowls, plates or cups.
- Tend pug mills
Tend the pug mill by adjusting the controls in order to mix, extrude or deposit the clay charges according to specifications.