Skutt Potter's Wheels (formerly Thomas Stuart Wheels) have had a reputation as one of the best-performing, longest-lasting potter's wheels in the industry: a perfect match for a company known for making the highest quality electric kilns. Couple this with Skutt's commitment to unsurpassed customer service and you now have a unified brand of equipment you can count on year after year. The new black and red Skutt Potters wheels combine a beautiful look with SSX technology and high-torque motors for the ultimate wheel throwing experience Learn more
Entry Level : Prodigy 1/3 hp. No SSX Option, removable pan
Flagship : Stephen Hill 1/2 hp SSX, Leg and Shaft Extensions Included
Removable Pan :
Skutt / Thomas Stuart Pottery Wheels:
Skutt Potters Wheels/ Thomas Stuart Potter's Wheels are the ultimate wheels for professional potters and schools. The POWER, DESIGN, & DURABILITY of our electric wheels is unmatched by any other wheel on the market today.
All Thomas Stuart Pottery Wheels are built on a heavy cast aluminum base that is powder coated for a durable, elegant, and easy to clean finish. Each wheel comes equipped with our special cast aluminum foot pedal with smooth action and precision control. Continual duty motors are used on every Thomas Stuart Electric Pottery Wheel, and our motors are almost twice the size of the standard peak rated motors that are used on most potter’s wheels. People are always talking about how smooth our motors run. One reason for this is how we adjust the setting on the controller in the factory. We turn the torque setting all the way up (because it can handle it) and most importantly, we turn something called IR Comp completely off. IR Comp is a controller function that attempts to keep the wheel head speed consistent when you apply resistance (throwing or centering large amounts of clay). In our research we found that most potters want to control this themselves by pressing on the foot pedal. It gives them a sense of control as opposed to having the controller doing this for them. It’s kind of an intuitive Zen relationship you develop with your wheel.
The Wheel Head
The Wheel Head on all Skutt Electric Pottery Wheels is removable! No, not with a screwdriver and a PHD in Engineering, just twist and pull up. This innovative design allows you to have full access to your splash pan for cleaning. If you have one of our removable splash pan designs you will definitely appreciate our one piece splash pan. No longer will you need to fuss with cleaning out your splash pan before you can bring it to the sink to clean like two piece pans. Just bring it straight to your clay reclaimer or trash can and dump it. It is that easy!
The Foot Pedal
When you are talking about foot pedals the 3 most important factors are; the smoothness, how it ergonomically fits your foot, and how durable it is. Check, Check and Check! It was designed by a potter so it has to be smooth and feel good on the foot. He also knew he wanted to sell these things to schools and knew the constant abuse they would be subjected to so he built it stout using metal parts where others used plastic. You are going to love this foot pedal.
Built Like A Tank!
Everything on this wheel is stout! Potters can put a lot of force on a wheel. We use them to brace our legs, we push around clay on the wheel head, heck… sometimes we even stand on it. You want that base to feel solid. The frame of the Legend is made of powder coated, 5/16″ cast aluminum. The legs are 1/8″ thick steel. The wheel head is the thickest on the market and the motor is the biggest. If you are looking for a wheel you can pick up and take on a picnic, this one might not be for you. If you are looking for a wheel that will last a lifetime…look no further.
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