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used pottery wheel

Buying a Used Pottery Wheel – 14 Tips to Help Your Search

The best way to improve your wheel throwing skills is to practice every day.  Practicing every day is a lot easier if you have a pottery wheel at home.  And buying a used pottery wheel can be a great way to save yourself some money. Here are some top tips on buying the right used…

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…

how does a pottery wheel work

How Does a Pottery Wheel Work? – Art and Mechanics

An experienced potter can make throwing pottery on a wheel look effortless.  But what is going on when pottery is being made on the wheel, and exactly how does a pottery wheel work?  This post takes a look at how pottery is thrown, and how a pottery wheel works. A pottery wheel has a circular…

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13 Ways of Finding a Pottery Wheel Near Me – Local Pottery Wheels

Learning how to use a pottery wheel takes practice.  Perhaps you are new to pottery, or maybe you want to practice your wheel throwing.  Either way, you are probably wondering how to find a pottery wheel near me. It’s also possible that you would like to try pottery as a hobby.  But you want to…

wheelchair accessible pottery wheel

Wheelchair Accessible Pottery Wheel – What are the Options?

I had been thinking about running some pottery classes.  And one of the questions on my mind was how to provide a wheelchair accessible pottery wheel.  So, I started looking into it and this is what I found out. You can buy a wheel that is specifically designed to be wheelchair accessible, however, these are…

table top pottery wheel

Table Top Pottery Wheel – Shimpo Aspire or Speedball Artista?

I decided to buy a table top pottery wheel.  The two most highly recommended table top pottery wheels I could find, are the Shimpo Aspire and the Speedball Artista.  But which one is the best?    I wanted a table top pottery wheel that I could put in the back of my car, and transport easily. …

what is wheel throwing

What is Wheel Throwing? – Pottery on the Wheel in a Nutshell

If you’re new to pottery, you may have the term throwing on the wheel, and wondered, ‘what is wheel throwing’?  It’s a curious phrase and open to some misunderstanding.  So, this article is all about wheel throwing and what it means. Wheel throwing pottery is the process of shaping clay on the pottery wheel. Throwing…

why has my wheel head corroded

Why Has my Wheel Head Corroded on my Pottery Wheel?

Many people value the aesthetic value of wheel heads. As such, people dedicate their time and resources towards wheel head maintenance. But wheel heads are still prone to corrosion. Perhaps this has left you wondering why has my wheel head corroded on my pottery wheel despite regular maintenance.  This article demystifies the causes of wheel…

how to remove a pot from the wheel

How to Remove a Pot from the Wheel – Without Crushing It!

So, you’ve just thrown your first pot on the wheel and you are feeling proud.  But how on earth do you get it off the wheel without squashing it?  This post is all about how to remove a pot from the wheel without damaging your pottery. To remove a pot from the wheel, tidy up…

how much does a pottery wheel cost

How Much Does a Pottery Wheel Cost? – Buyers Guide

When I bought my first wheel, I wasn’t sure how it was going to fit into my life or home.  I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on something that I simply didn’t get a chance to use.  I did some research at the time and one of my key questions was how…

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…