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.
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    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

    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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