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Pottery Wheels and Accessories FAQ

Q. I am taking my first pottery class and love it. I am thinking about buying my own pottery wheel. How do I choose the right one for me?

A. Here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing a wheel. Pottery wheels come in all different sizes and shapes and several motor sizes. When you are looking at wheels you want to first look at the centering capacity. Some wheels will center over 200 lbs of clay, and though you probably won't throw anything that big, you still want the same power and torque whether throwing a 1-lb pot or a 100-lb pot. In direct relation to centering capacity comes the motor size. 1/2-1 horsepower is plenty power. Next you may take into consideration the shipping weight. Maybe you may need to move your wheel around in your studio. Can you do it by yourself, or do you need another 2 arms. Finally you want to consider the price, because as we all know money does often decide what we can buy. Creative Industries offers quality, dependability, and reliability, and won't break your bank.

Q. I am a student and do all of my pottery at school. Why should I buy my own wheel?

A. To begin, you probably won't be in school forever. Throwing is a learned skill that like most skills, the more you practice the better you get. If you have a wheel at home you can practice anytime you want. There is no waiting for your school studio to free up a wheel, or open their doors. Your time on the wheel is limited to class time or wheel availability. Also if you have the Artista you even bring that to class with you. The best advantage with that is you get accustomed to your own wheel if you are using the same one each time you sit down to throw.

If your wheel is under warranty do not try to fix anything yourself. You will break that warranty. Always call us first before you send anything back to us for repair. We do have loaner systems available if you are worried that you will be with out your wheel for too long.  

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