It’s important before you make any purchases to know whether the wheel will be used in a professional studio or just by yourself at home. If it’s for your home use only, then you’ll probably want to go with the cheapest option that will still get the job done.
If, on the other hand, you’re planning on using this in a professional studio where it will be used by multiple people every day, then you’ll need to look at different things in order to choose the best option for you.
Whether you’re looking for a pottery wheel kit for your home or whether it’s going to be used in a professional studio, you’ll want to consider the size of the wheels when making your purchase. The larger the wheel, generally speaking, the more stability and power that will come with it. This will be especially important if you’re planning on using your pottery wheel in a professional studio where daily use will be required.
If you’re purchasing your own pottery wheel, it’s usually preferable to get one that is enclosed so that dust and other small objects can’t get into the mechanism of the machine while you work. This feature may cost more, but it will also be more helpful in a professional studio. It’s important that the pottery wheel you purchase works well with the clay that you’re using, as well as any glazes or paints that you want to experiment with.
Finally, think about your budget before making your decision. A cheaper wheel may not have all of the features that you want, but may still get the job done for your home if that’s all you need it for.