Clay Maker

Operate blungers and other equipment to blend and mix clay.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Clay Makers do?

Operates blunger and auxiliary equipment to blend and mix clay into semiliquid for use in casting ceramic ware: Dumps sacks of clay into conveyor to charge blunger. Turns valve to admit water into blunger. Starts blunger that mixes clay into semiliquid. Stops blunger and places hydrometer in semiliquid to determine specific gravity. Adds water or clay to obtain mixture of specific gravity. Regulates valves to discharge mixture over screens, agitators, and magnets to remove iron or steel in mixture. Removes excess water from mixture with vacuum filter. Washes screens and magnets to remove foreign particles and sludge, using hose. May mix clays according to formula [BATCH MIXER].


Should I be a Clay Maker?

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.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Clay Puddler, Clay Washer, Cream Maker, Dental-Cream Maker, Dye Maker, Polish Maker, Putty Maker

    How to become a Clay Maker

    Most Clay Makers 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:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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