Glaze Maker

Tend ball mills that mix and grind materials to produce glazes.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Glaze Makers do?

Tends ball mill that mixes and grinds materials to produce glaze for coating pottery, tile, and porcelain: Weighs materials, such as calcium, carbonate, clay, feldspar, flint, and lead oxide, in specified proportions, using tubs and scale. Dumps materials into mill and pushes button to start mill that pulverizes and mixes glaze ingredients. Turns valve to transfer finished glaze from mill over screens and magnets and into storage jars.


Should I be a Glaze 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.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Glaze Maker

    Most Glaze 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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