Profession production potter
Production potters process and form clay, by hand or by using the wheel, into end-products pottery, stoneware products, earthenware products and porcelain. They introduce the already shaped clay into kilns, heating them at a high temperature in order to remove all the water from the clay.
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- Artistic / Realistic
- Realistic / Conventional
- Types of pottery material
Types of clays and mud and their appearance, properties, reaction to fire, etc.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ceramics glazes
The characteristics, compounds and application of different glaze type such as raw or frit glazes.
- Use abrasive wheel
Use the specific abrasive wheel or the step in the finishing process according to the type of stone or workpiece.
- Paint decorative designs
Apply designs in paint, using paint sprayers, paintbrushes or spray cans.
- Polish clay products
Use abrasives to smoothen the surface of clay products such as sculptures, dolls and models working with sanding papers, manual or power tools.
- Operate a ceramics kiln
Manage the temperature of a kiln to achieve the expected results according to the type of clay such as biscuit stoneware or porcelain. Manage sintering and enamels colours.
- Manage different pottery materials
Manage different recipes of clay and mud according to the genre (such as china) or the expected strength, look, colour, tradition or innovation in the creative process.
- Manage different ceramic firing techniques
Manage different ceramic firing or baking techniques according to selected clay, the expect strength of the object, and enamel colours.
- Apply glaze coating
Dip the products into a specific glaze coating that will make them waterproof and fix the decorative patterns and colours after the firing process.
- Shape clay
Shape clay by pressing thumbs into the center of revolving clay while revolving wheels in order to obtain as end-products ware such as vases and pitchers.
- Prepare balls of clay
Prepare the balls of clay so that they are according to specifications of each end-product and position the balls in the center of the wheel.