Pin Maker

Feed clays into hopper of machine that automatically form potter pins.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pin Makers do?

Feeds clay into hopper of machine that automatically forms potter pins used to support clayware during firing. Places formed pins in drier. May change die on machine according to size and shape of pins to be formed.


Should I be a Pin 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.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Pugg Maker, Switch Maker, Take Away Man, Temple Marker

    How to become a Pin Maker

    Most Pin 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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