Potter and Ceramic Artist

Potters or Ceramic Artists conceive and create functional or artistic articles by moulding clay, glass and other fusible materials using hand-building and wheel techniques.

Overview

Potters or Ceramic Artists conceive and create functional or artistic articles by moulding clay, glass and other fusible materials using hand-building and wheel techniques.

Day-to-day

  • selects artistic media, method and materials
  • moulds clay into functional and artistic articles by wheel-throwing, moulding and hand-building
  • mixes glazing materials and applies glazes to dried pottery by dipping and painting
  • places finished and decorated pieces in kilns.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

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To become a Potter and Ceramic Artist

  • You need a high level of skill in your artistic medium to work as a Potter or Ceramic Artist. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in visual arts or craft may be useful.

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