Attach and fit the handles and knobs to cups and other greenwares.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Handlers do?

Attaches handles and knobs to cups and other greenware preparatory to bisque firing: Trims ends of handle to fit ware. Dips ends of handle in slip and presses handle onto clay piece in position specified. Trims and smooths joint, using handtools and wet sponge. May finish ware before attaching handles [FINISHER].

Should I be a Handler?

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

  • Also known as: Broke Handler, Bulk Sugar Handler, Bundler, Can Handler, Cylinder Handler, Drum Handler, Flask Handler, Hackler See More

    How to become a Handler

    Handlers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Handler-related education!
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