Buyer guide for pottery wheel

So, you are thinking of unleashing your inner artist in the form of a potter? And that end, your now planning to purchase a pottery wheel, but not sure what to look for when making this purchase decision? This article can help you whit that.

Things to look for when buying a pottery wheel:

Pottery size: In order to sufficiently accommodate your clay dough, you need a fairly large plate. So, to keep it compact for convenience’s sake and at that same time large enough for pottery experiments, around 10-inch diameter is an optimal size for the plate.

No Leakage:

Make sure that your wheel has some sort of anti-leakage mechanism. Leakage from the clay plate will result in an ugly mess.


Make sure that your device does not electrify your. Consideration for safety should take the center stage.

Low noise:

Hearing your pottery wheel making a loud whirring noise when in motion is the last thing you want to expect from your device. Make sure the wheel rotates smoothly and without interruption.

Direction of rotation:

Some wheels are built in a way that it rotates both clockwise and counterclockwise. It caters to both the right handers and left handers

Plate size:

Keeping it compact is great for small spaces. But the same the plate should be large enough to sufficiently accommodate the clay dough. The plate diameter can ideally be 10 to 12 inches.

Necessary accessories:

Look for what’s included in the package. It needs to be a stand-alone package, meaning that you do not have to buy anything else in order to make at least a basic pottery. Apart from the wheel, the package should include – among others – painting kit, potter’s clay, paint brushes, sculpting tools includes 3 Ibs of natural clay, pottery wheel, white glaze (for a base coat), opaque acrylic paint, paint brushes, and sculpting tools.