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Easy to transport and very economical, the Artista is a tabletop potter's wheel that stores easily. It features a two-part removable splash pan, with space for two 2-1/2 quart buckets.
Features include plastic and steel construction, a smooth-running 1/3 HP motor, a hand-controlled, variable speed (0–220 rpm) Micro V-Belt, and enclosed working parts for safety and ease of cleaning. The 11"Dia wheel head has a a 25 lb centering capacity. Also included are two bats.
The Artista Potter's Wheel is available with a right-handed or left-handed wheel direction.
Optional accessories include folding legs, static legs, and a foot pedal.
115 VAC. Weighs 35 lb.
Includes a two-year warranty.
Folding Legs Set
These folding aluminum legs can be attached to the Artista to accommodate seated throwing. They detach for ease of portability and storage.
Convert the Artista Potter's Wheel from hand-operated to foot-powered with this plug-in foot pedal.
Static Legs Set
These steel legs take the Artista from the tabletop to a comfortable 22" height for stable seated throwing.
® Speedball is a registered trademark.™ Artista is a trademark.
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Very nice wheel
from Washington DC
Comments about Speedball Artista Potter's Wheel:
We did demonstrations with this wheel for five hours a day over two weekends, and it throws five pounds without any problem.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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not for serious artists.
from Grove City, PA
I purchased this pottery wheel in hopes that I could have a cheap, portable wheel that I could use while I'm at home (as I am a ceramics student). In less than a years time it broke. I am experienced with wheels so I opened up the bottom, found no issue with the belt or the electrical work and could only ascertain that the motor must be shot. Now, yes, I used the wheel a lot, BUT using a wheel a lot is no excuse for it to break. I am not rough on it, I don't overload it with clay, and I certainly don't just let it sit. It was used daily and taken care of. This product is not for serious artists. If anyone should buy this, buy it for a child who will lose interest quickly because anyone else who would want to continue using it in the long run will be completely disappointed. What a shame.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I use it as a beginner wheel but can b used by experts as well.Very satisfied, easy set up, easy to clean, and does exactly what I need!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Wonderfully made wheel!!
By Educated Mother
from Palm Harbor, FL
This is the perfect size for an apartment since it's quiet, easy to use, and so much fun. I bought this for my special needs children to use to help with their motor/anxiety skills. This wheel has been constantly dependable and a loved station in my house. Thank you for selling such a great item at an affordable price! The only down fall I had was that one of the water buckets came broken but from what I have seen you only need one at a time anyways.
By Art teacher
Bought two for my elementary art students, perfect!
So excited to have
from Phoenix, AZ
Great for a small art room
By Mrs. K
from Marietta, GA
I just got this potters wheel for my elementary school art room. I wanted my students to get a feel for the potters wheel but had a dilemma of my small classroom. This potters wheel was a perfect solution. I placed it on a wheeled cart and keep it in the kiln room. I wheel it out whenever we have a station day where I let students choose different stations from drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, etc. Two students can work together on the potters wheel by taking turns so no worries if you have a big class size. The potters wheel is obviously one of the popular stations. Kids love it!
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The day we got the wheel!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Richmond, VA
The item was just as described. Received a great deal and excellent service Shipping was fast!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Just what we needed.
By dobby the house elf
from Dubois, Pa
The wheel is just what we needed. We do a lot of on the road recruiting for a after school program and this wheel has given us the ability to demonstrate anywhere we go. It is compact and easier to move around compared to a full studio wheel. Best if using less than 10 lbs and soft clay.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Twin Falls , ID
I purchased this wheel for my grabdson's birthday. He is elated over it. I hope to have some nice pots eventually. :))
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