1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2531-15 Potter or Ceramic Artist

Conceives, designs and moulds clay using hand-building and wheel techniques.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:

  • conceives, styles and shapes into which pottery pieces are to be formed
  • moulds clay into functional or artistic articles by wheel-throwing, moulding and hand-building
  • mixes glazing materials and applies glazes to dried pottery by dipping or painting
  • places finished or decorated pieces in kilns
  • sets up and operates electric, gas-fired or solid fuel kilns
  • attaches other structures or materials to pottery for artistic effect
  • exhibits finished items in galleries for display or sale
  • may produce limited production run

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