Kiln Drawer

Remove fired ware from kiln and prepare kiln for reuse.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Kiln Drawers do?

Removes fired ware, such as china or pottery, from kiln and prepares kiln for reuse: Opens kiln door or removes brick and mortar that seals kiln during firing. Picks up fired ware from tunnel-kiln car, conveyor slabs, or from saggers. Presses ware against abrasive grinding wheel to remove rough spots or marks. Segregates ware according to pattern or design. Cleans interior of kiln. May be designated according to kiln drawn as Bisque-Kiln Drawer; Glost-Kiln Drawer; Tunnel-Kiln Drawer.


Should I be a Kiln Drawer?

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: Bisque-Kiln Drawer, Glost-Kiln Drawer, Round-Kiln Drawer, Thread Drawer, Tunnel-Kiln Drawer

    How to become a Kiln Drawer

    Most Kiln Drawers 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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