Potter Job Description

Potters Mold Clay Into Ware As Clay Revolves On Potter's Wheel.

Potter Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • Raises and shapes clay into ware, such as vases, saggers, and pitchers, on revolving wheel, using hands, fingers, and thumbs.
  • Smoothes surfaces of finished piece, using rubber scrapers and wet sponge.
  • Adjusts speed of wheel according to feel of changing firmness of clay.
  • Positions ball of clay in center of potters wheel.
  • Starts motor, or pumps treadle with foot to revolve wheel.
  • Pulls wire through base of article and wheel to separate finished piece.
  • Verifies size and form, using calipers and templates.
  • Moves piece from wheel to dry.

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