Ware Finisher

Finish hand pressed or blown glassware.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Ware Finishers do?

Finishes hand pressed or blown glassware by forming and attaching lips, handles, and pedestals: Cuts required gob from molten glass, using shears. Forms gob into handle, using wooden paddles to shape handle. Drops gob into hand-press mold to form pedestal. Presses handle and pedestal to glassware to attach them. Shapes handle and forms lips by rubbing and pressing with carbon stick. Smooths pedestal, using wooden buffer. May be known by article attached as Foot Caster.


Should I be a Ware Finisher?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Glassware Finisher

    How to become a Ware Finisher

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