Ceramic ware


The production process and characteristics of various types of ceramic ware such as pottery, whiteware, stoneware, chinaware, porcelain or earthenware.

Alternative labels

typology of ceramics
types of ceramics
ceramic types

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Ceramic ware is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Ceramic ware is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Ceramic painter: Ceramic painters design and create visual art on ceramic surfaces and objects such as tiles, sculptures, tableware and pottery. They use a variety of techniques to produce decorative illustrations ranging from stenciling to free-hand drawing.
Pottery and porcelain caster: Pottery and porcelain casters fill moulds with clay to cast pottery and porcelain wares. They pour excess slip out of the mould when needed, drain moulds, remove the cast from the mould, smooth the casting surfaces to remove marks and place the castings on boards to dry.
Industrial designer: Industrial designers work out ideas and develop them into designs and concepts for a wide variety of manufactured products. They integrate creativity, aesthetics, production feasibility, and market relevance in the design of new products.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022

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