UNSW Making

Shimpo Pottery Wheels

Electric pottery wheel

Electric pottery wheel used to form wet clay. 

Electric pottery wheel used to form wet clay. 

Required Badge

No badges are required to use this machine.

Suitable Materials

  • Clay
  • Exterior Plywood


  • Forming
  • Turning

Machine Locations

Makerspace Facility Make Model Work area Number of machines
The Making Centre Ceramics Studio Shimpo Pottery Wheel Nidec Whisper-T MODEL: WHISPER – T MOTOR OUTPUT: 1/3 HP, 300W MOTOR INPUT: AC230/240V, 50Hz / 60Hz, 5 Amp DRIVE SYSTEM: Direct Drive DC Brushless Motor SPEED CONTROL: Remote Foot Pedal cord 2 Meters, with adjustable foot pressure sensitivity WHEELHEAD SPEED : 0 – 250rpm WHEELHEAD DIRECTION: Clockwise/Counter-Clockwise, electronic switch to change direction CENTERING CAPACITY: 40kg (88 LBS.) WHEELHEAD: 30cm (12 inch) alloy casting. DIMENSION: 750 x 572 x 275 to 580 adjustable (width length height) WEIGHT: 53kg 4