Potter's Wheel

pottery wheel for beginners

Pottery Wheel for Beginners – 14 Tips on Buying a Wheel

Buying a pottery wheel is very exciting, but it can be scary too.  There are a lot of pottery wheels to choose from, and if you’re a beginner it can be hard to know which will suit you best.  So, which is the best pottery wheel for beginners? In this article, I will outline 14…

potters wheel history

Potter’s Wheel History | How Ancient Pottery Wheels Evolved

The potter’s wheel as we know it today has been on a long journey over 1000’s of years.  It has developed from the most basic form of rotating device to the electrical pottery wheels, most potters use now.  But exactly how and where did these changes take place, and what exactly is the potter’s wheel…

Can you use air dry clay on a potters wheel

Can You Use Air Dry Clay on a Potter’s Wheel? – My Review

I have a 3-year-old and she likes to get busy on my potter’s wheel.  Most of what she makes looks like a chunky donut, and would likely explode in the kiln.  So, I found myself wondering, can you use air dry clay on a potter’s wheel.  I looked into it and this is what I…

What direction should a potters wheel turn

Which Direction Should A Pottery Wheel Turn?

I have an electric wheel with a reverse switch.  When I first started using it, I began throwing with the wheel going clockwise.  It made logical sense to me.  However, I began to find certain techniques awkward and noticed that lots of potters have their wheel going counter-clockwise.  So, I started to look into which…

What height should a potters wheel be

What Height Should My Potter’s Wheel Be?

The wheel I have is quite low to the ground, and I’m quite tall.  I found myself hunching and my wrists felt awkward.  So I started to wonder about wheel height and what height my potter’s wheel should be.  There is no standard height for a potter’s wheel.  They come in different shapes and sizes. …