Handle Maker

Form handles for clayware and pour the slips into the molds.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Handle Makers do?

Forms handles for clayware by either of following methods: Pours slip into mold. Cuts pugged clay to specified size, and places into segmented mold. Assembles and presses mold segments together by hand. Opens valve of supply line and fills mold with slip. Places mold on drying rack. Opens mold and removes hardened handle. Trims and scrapes handles to remove excess clay, using knife. Cleans molds with airhose.


Should I be a Handle Maker?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Hand Tile Maker, Nipple Maker

    How to become a Handle Maker

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