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Clay Shop Supervisor

Manage workers that form, inspect, and finish pottery and porcelain ware.

What does a Clay Shop Supervisor do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in forming, inspecting, and finishing pottery and porcelain ware: Directs workers in casting, jiggering, and finishing ware. Sets up machine units, installs dies and shaping tools, and adjusts and sets controls of forming machines and equipment. Adjusts controls on drying ovens to regulate temperature and drying time for ceramic ware. Demonstrates to workers techniques in handling ware to avoid breakage; recognizing and evaluating extent of defects, such as cracks, chips, and pinholes, refinishing defective ware; use of grading and color charts in sorting ware; and rubbing ware surfaces with abrasives to remove rough spots. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.