My first impression of a pottery wheel was that it was a lot more complicated than it looked. As I got to know the basics of this craft, I realized that there are many different types of wheels out there and also many ways to get one for your home studio. It’s important to consider your needs before you buy a pottery wheel because some are just not right for beginners!
What’s the best pottery wheel?
The best pottery wheel for beginners is one that they can use easily and safely. The first thing you need to consider when choosing a pottery wheel is what kind of materials you want to work with, such as clay or glass. If your kid wants to make jewelry ornaments, then he or she may be better off with a plastic form tool like the Kutz Handyform Pro Plastic Potting Wheel Kit (Amazon | Walmart). This model comes with everything needed for crafting small pieces of jewelry—including clay pellets, which are perfect for making beads—as well as other tools like an insertable pen nibbler and an air pump so that your child can get started right away!
If you’re looking for something bigger than jewelry but still want something portable enough for travel purposes (like taking on trips), then consider opting for one of the following options instead:
DIY Pottery Wheel
A pottery wheel is a tool that allows you to create your clay sculptures and bowls. It also helps you perfect your skills at creating vases, mugs, and other small pieces. To make a pottery wheel:
- Grind down some wood with an angle grinder or saw until it’s about the same size as the diameter of your cylinder-shaped bowl (about 3 inches). This will be used as an axle for your new wheelset.
- Drill holes into both ends so they fit snugly onto the axle (you can use an awl or drill bit), then attach them using two screws per hole—one through each side of each piece at once! Make sure there are no gaps between them before tightening up!
What if I don’t have space for a pottery wheel at home?
If you don’t have space for a pottery wheel at home, there are plenty of ways to get started. You can buy one and then rent it for a few days or weeks if necessary. You could also try taking classes in your area and see if there’s one that fits your schedule.
If these options aren’t available, there are still plenty of options for beginners looking to learn how to make pots and cups using clay. Some artists offer classes where they teach students all about the basics of creating pottery through hands-on experiences with materials like watercolor paints or tempera paintbrushes; others provide workshops where participants practice their skills on each other’s creations before sharing them during an event later on (this is called “social media” as opposed to “socializing”).
We hope this guide has helped you to decide whether or not a pottery wheel is right for you. If you’re still unsure, check out our other articles on the subject: How can I get started with pottery? What are the best types of clay? Which tools should I have in my studio and what materials do they need?