Ceramic Designer

As a ceramic designer you will be using your creative skills and expertise to design and create a range of pottery objects for functional and decorative purposes.

What do they do?

Ceramics designers create designs for domestic and commercial tableware and kitchenware, sculptures, jewellery, garden pots and wall or floor tiles, that are then produced from clay, porcelain, bone china and stoneware. They may work as consultant designers for large companies interpreting a product brief and turning it into a commercially successful design for large scale production.

What does a typical day at work involve?

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  • Checked Choosing suitable materials for the design
  • Checked Shaping clay with the use of hand , thrown in mould or on a wheel
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  • Checked Interacting with customers to create designs and overseeing production to see the needs are met
  • Checked Developing business plans and artistic objectives

How to become a Ceramic Designer ?

Step 1
Take any stream at plus two level

Taking any stream at plus two level and securing good score would be the prerequisite for getting admission into B.des programme. However exposure to science subjects at plus two level especially chemistry and physics may help the students when the study about materials and their characteristics at their bachelors .

Step 2
Take B.Des (Ceramic and Glass design)

Bachelor’s in Ceramic and Glass design is a three years long program which is provided by many institutions.

Step 3
Take Master of Design

This would be a two year long program and the admission will be based on the entrance test and student’s performance in designing.

Ceramic Design Colleges

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Requirements for Masters in Ceramic Design

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

India ( from National Institute of Design , Ahmedabad For M. Des. Ceramic & Glass Design)

  • A Bachelor degree of in any specialization
  • a Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture
  • Based on NID DAT (Design Aptitude Test)
  • On the basis of personal interview

Foreign(For MA Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom)

  • An undergraduate degree in Ceramics or Glass or related disciplines such as textiles, sculpture, architecture and industrial design.
  • Or equivalent professional experience.
  • English Language proficiency :An overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5–6.0 in the writing or 6.5 overall with 5.5 in IELTS.
  • An online portfolio illustrating the range creative work
  • On the basis of interview

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Skills Required


Creativity is a vital skill for any kind of designer to have . Ceramic designers are no exception as they have produce new ideas using their vision.

Motor Skills

Ceramic designers have to work with materials and tools such a meals gemstones . Having a good hand-eye coordination, dexterity and will increase their efficiency and accuracy in producing new designs .

Computer skills

Getting up to date with latest design softwares and its use would help them keep up with the modern advancements in the field.

Commercial Awareness

To succeed in the Industry, they need to identify what are the desirable products in the marketplace , and the ability to market their work .


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Top Companies

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  • Checked Kajaria Ceramics Ltd
  • Checked RAK Ceramics Ltd
  • Checked Somany Ceramics Ltd
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