Ware Cleaner

Smooth surfaces of pressed, cast, or glaze-dipped clay products.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Ware Cleaners do?

Smooths surface of pressed, cast, or glaze-dipped clay products to remove flash, cracks, and loose material, using fingers, pick knife, sponge, or sandpaper: Trims soft flash or picks loose clay from indentations of cast or pressed clay products, using pick knife and wet sponge. Smooths hardened surface, using sandpaper. Wipes fingers over glazed surfaces to distribute glaze evenly over checks and cracks prior to firing. Wipes excess glaze solution from dipped article, using rags, wet sponge, or suction device.


Should I be a Ware Cleaner?

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

  • How to become a Ware Cleaner

    Most Ware Cleaners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaoaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2819%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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