Bedder

Set greenwares in piles with sand and clay between pieces.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bedders do?

Sets greenware in piles with sand and clay between pieces to support and separate them during bisque-kiln firing by either of following methods: Throws refractory clay mixed with sand between each plate, and after pile is built up, fills in edges with refractory clay, packing and pressing it by hand. Arranges ware in piles with sandy clay between layers. Fills in edges by setting pile on whirler which revolves it before spout forcing fine sand or refractory clay by gravity between plates. Inspects ware and rejects inferior pieces. May build up pile of greenware in saggers, sanding and packing it piece by piece.


Should I be a Bedder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Bedder

    Most Bedders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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