Plaster Maker

Cast plaster art objects.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Plaster Makers do?

Casts plaster art objects, such as statuary and plaques, using flexible molds: Assembles mold that consists of inner shell and outer casing. Mixes specified proportions of water and plaster, by hand or using mechanical mixer, and pours mixture into rubber mold. Shakes and squeezes mold to eliminate air bubbles, and smooths plaster mixture at mouth of mold, with spatula. Flexes mold to remove casting, when plaster has set. Places casting in oven to dry. May be designated according to object cast as Plaque Maker.

Should I be a Plaster Maker?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Plaque Maker, Plaster Mold Maker

    How to become a Plaster Maker

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