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Clay Modeller

Aliases: Clay Sculptor, Clay Artist

Industry/Sector(s): Glass and Ceramics


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Clay Modeler is expected to perform include:

  • Molding the full-sized or scale models of products following the artist's sketches or from verbal instructions
  • Building the rough lumber form to fit around the model or centering a preformed lath-covered wood frame on the grid platform
  • Pulling the sheet aluminum forming tool over the surface of clay to shape areas that have constant cross sections
  • Shaping the sculptured surfaces, using various types of sculptor's tools and scrapers
  • Scraping the clay from the high areas and building up and smoothing the low areas to attain the desired shape
  • Taking measurements from the completed half of the model and duplicating them on the unfinished half to make both sides symmetrical
  • Covering bumpers, lights, door handles and other parts with aluminum foil to simulate chrome or coloured glass
WORK ENVIRONMENT 2
  • It requires one to be on their toes
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of job
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Factories usually work for 5/6 days a week for 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 

Coming soon

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of molding the full-sized or scale models of products, such as automobiles, automobile parts, television sets, radios, washers, refrigerators, caskets or boats from clay following the artist's sketches or from verbal instructions
  • In-depth knowledge of kneading the clay into slots between laths 
  • Well-versed in molding the clay by hand to the approximate shape
  • Experience in cutting the cardboard templates for use as guides to shape symmetrical sections
  • Ability to verify the smoothness of curved surfaces with splines and sweeps
  • Finger dexterity
  • Manual dexterity
  • Arm-hand steadiness
  • Near vision
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 

Coming soon

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 4
  • Creative Coaching and Training, Delhi
  • Oxl School of Multimedia, Chandigargh
  • Kindles Pottery Classes, Mumbai
  • Art Orbit Art-N-Craft World, Navi Mumbai
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

http://ccrtindia.gov.in/scholarship.php

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

Coming soon

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5

Coming soon

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 6
  • For fresher’s - ₹ 149 to ₹ 192 per day
  • For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - ₹ 200 to ₹ 250 per day
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Coming soon

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 

Ceramics manufacturing companies across India

KEYWORDS 
  • Clay Artist
  • Clay Design Maker
  • Clay Sculptor
  • Clay Creative Artist
  • Art Clay Modeller
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 8181.3200 Clay Modeller
ISCO 2008 8181 Glass and Ceramics Plant Operators
NIC 2008 23939 Manufacture of ceramic products n.e.c.
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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