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Info on Mile Hi Ceramics- Rocky Mountain Clay 
Love your site! Wanted to let you know that you have info on Mile Hi Ceramics on your site and they are no longer open. However, their pottery clays …

Thank you 
Hi Steve, Thank you, thank you, thank you for your website. I have a little experience hand-building, but decided to try throwing pots for the first …

Classic book on Japanese pottery now updated for today's potters! 
Dear Steve, I’m really excited to tell you about the new, revised edition of THE JAPANESE POTTERY HANDBOOK, Penny Simpson and Lucy Kitto’s beloved guide …

Restoring old Lockerbie kick wheel 
Question: I just brought home an old Lockerbie Model K kick wheel which is in need of some TLC. It dates back to the 1970s. I am in the process of …

hawaii 
hello steve, my name is kyle and i am in the marines stationed in hawaii i took ceramics in high school and got pretty good throwing on the wheel …

Need a manual for a Duncan Kiln, model KM400 
Can you help, or tell me where to go to download? Just bought a used one - a big upgrade from my original one that was small and homemade (not by me) …

Thanks SO MUCH! 
Steve, I just wanted to say thank you for all this great information. I am new to Pottery and I am learning everything via internet and books. Your …

Where can I buy a huge mug? 
Question: Where can I buy a huge mug? Answer: Check out Page Pottery's huge mug on this site at: http://www.pottery-on-the-wheel.com/oversized-coffee-mug.html. …

Thank you for the website 
I want to thank you for this website! I am a beginner at pottery but serious about having my own studio and teaching others one day. Your website has helped …

Looking for a pottery class near me. 
Question: I'm trying to find a pottery class for my 16 year old daughter. Where do i look? I have looked for adult ed and enrichment classes and …

I love your site! 
Your website is SO VERY COOL!!! Keep up the awesome work!

pottery and woodworking in the same space Not rated yet
Amanda's Question: Hi, I was looking for information about the logistics of having a pottery studio and a wood shop in the same space. My SO and I are …

Crafts for Seniors Not rated yet
Question: I've been asked tomput together an art class for a group of seniors. I was thinking clay as a good medium as I think it is therapeutic! …

Pottery Classes in Idaho Falls Not rated yet
Hi Steve! My boyfriend has expressed to me several times that he would REALLY like to try his hand at the wheel. I just know that it would make the perfect …

kids clay Not rated yet
Questions with the kid clay recipe you gave. When you are going to bake it does it have to have been dried out for the 5 days first or can you bake it …

Used pottery wheel Not rated yet
Question: I am just beginning a search for a pottery wheel for a 9 yr old little girl. She had a cheap kids one and loved it. Now she wants a real one …

kindle friendly videos Not rated yet
Hi Many kindle products are not compatible with the video plug in on your website. I don't know if other ereader or tablets have issues, but my kindle …

Going to share this site with our potters in St. Anthony! Not rated yet
Hello Steve, I run a not-for-profit art center in St. Anthony called Idaho Art Lab. I love all the information on your website. Please drop into the …

Your Beginning Pottery Book Not rated yet
Hello Steve, I bought your pottery book from Amazon for my kindle fire. I have read the first chapter and it is so easy to understand for beginners. …

Pottery Studio Setup for a Tween Not rated yet
Question: Steve, hi. I am ordering your book about pottery for beginners. My daughter is twelve, she's highly creative with a super steady hand and …

Kid's wheel? Not rated yet
Question: Hello Steve, So, my 8-year old daughter is a little artist and I thought I would get her an inexpensive pottery wheel to se where she …

I love your site Not rated yet
Question: I have been asked to make 210 cups/mugs w/o handles for a Church. They want to pay me $3.00 a cup. I need to know if the price is too low. …

Used Pottery Wheels? Not rated yet
I am looking (mostly) for used Shimpo wheels. The M- professional series or a Whisper model. Any chance you can help me out? Thanks in advance. …

Question About Food Safe Clay Not rated yet
Hi Steve! I'm just starting out and have a question! I'm brand new to pottery and have a question. I'm planning to make myself dishes, bowls and mugs …

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Lids for travel mugs Not rated yet
Question: Steve, I am having a local craftsman make mugs for me to sell at my coffee shop. I have avoided mass produced items and want to support …

Mayonnaise making bowl Not rated yet
Hi Steve Question: Have you ever heard of a mayonnaise making bowl? A customer asked me a couple of weeks ago and described a bowl with some kind …

Nice work Not rated yet
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Do you have any used pottery wheels? Not rated yet
Question: Hi, I was just looking around and I wanted to know if you had any USED pottery wheels? Answer: I have a used Brent CXC for $875.00. …

Build a Pottery Wheel Not rated yet
Hi, I am looking for plans to build my own potter's wheel. Can you help me? I am French and live in Reunion Island. Best regards Armand, Let me …

Is there a place in Idaho Falls where we can experience making pottery?.  Not rated yet
Question: My children are learning about pottery making in Ancient Mesopotamia. We would love to see it done and maybe try our hand at it. Do you do …

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