Ware Dresser

Dress and polish glazed and decorated wares.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Ware Dressers do?

Dresses and polishes glazed and decorated ware and segregates ware into standard grades: Chips pin marks from bottom of ware with dressing iron. Grinds down dressed spots and other defects, such as glaze droplets, kiln dirt, and color spots, using grinding wheel. Polishes dressed ware, using power buffer. Verifies shape and dimensional accuracy of ware, using templates. Segregates pieces into standard grades according to number and type of defects in form, color, and uniformity of glaze coverage.

Should I be a Ware Dresser?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Waredresser

    How to become a Ware Dresser

    Most Ware Dressers 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:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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