Never seen a pottery wheel before? Pottery wheels are believed to have first come into use somewhere between 6,000 BC and 2,400 BC! The potter’s wheels we know today were first developed during the industrial revolution with the aim of achieving better consistency of workmanship.
Consisting of a round plinth and an external drive that is controlled by a foot pedal, pottery wheels take time to master. However, once you know the basics, throwing a pot is not difficult – anyone can do it with the right guidance!