Steven Hill– Potter/Lecturer on his Steven Hill Signature Series Potters Wheel
I have been using Thomas Stuart Potters Wheels every since I started Red Star Studios in 1998. We bought 16 wheels and half of them ended up being Thomas Stuarts. I immediately fell in love with the design. I love the large aluminum built in splash pan. It gives me something very stable to lean my body into. As I am throwing I kind of of wrap my legs around the wheel and lean into it from one side or the other and it allows my legs to act like a rudder as I am throwing. It kind of increases my stability and gives me a little extra strength while I am working.
At first I was a little concerned about the large splash pan from the sake of cleaning it out but it is actually very easy access because the wheel head just lifts off.
A couple years ago Thomas Stuart wheels was purchased by Skutt and I am happy to report that the quality is every bit as good as it ever was and really the only thing that I see that has changed is the nameplate. They are great wheels and I cant see a need to ever look further in a wheel. They give me everything I need in a potters wheel.
One of the latest innovations in Skutt Potter’s Wheels is the SSX Controller. It has made what was already a great Potters wheel into something even better because it’s now smoother at low speeds and its even quieter in operation. I really value sensitive adjustment when I am just starting the wheel from a stop and the SSX controller really excels at that. To hear more from Steven about Skutt wheels watch his video interview.