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Period pottery wheels. Different types. Building them.


NOTE: See also the files: pottery-msg, glasswork-msg, pigments-msg, p-tableware-msg, aquamaniles-msg, utensils-msg, p-bottles-msg.





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    Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                          Stefan at florilegium.org



Date: Thu, 02 Oct 1997 14:33:06 EDT

From: freyja1 at juno.com (Timothy A Whitcomb)

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu

Subject: Re: ceramics-coil building doc.


Good Greetings Tatiana!


>I've been researching Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman pottery. So far, all

>the examples I've found have all been wheel thrown. Surely there are

>surviving examples somewhere of coil built pots in medieval Europe, or so

>I thought, but I can't find them. Does anyone have documentation for



Yes there are quite a few coil built pieces. In fact most of the thrown

work you have seen ARE coil-and- throw. A flat base is made and fat coils

are attached. But instead of just thumbing them down, they are also

thrown and smoothed... This is a technique used world wide both in Period

and Currently.  For the cultures and periods you mentioned, that is the

primary mode of production, because they were stuck with the "slow

wheel", which is essentially just a crude turntable incapable of throwing

a good pot from the lump.


<snip. for more on the pots done with these techniques - see pottery-msg>





Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 02:46:21 -0500

From: Melanie Wilson <MelanieWilson at compuserve.com>

To: LIST SCA arts <sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu>

Subject: Anglo Saxon Wheel thrown pottery


There is a book called Wheel Thrown Pottery in Anglo Saxon Graves by Vera

Evison, that those interested in pottery/AS might like to look at. It is

very acedemic and the overall conclusion is that it was very very rare.

More common in the South and probably imports. (not read it myself this was

from an archeologist friend of mine)





Date: Sat, 6 Feb 1999 17:52:43 -0500

From: Wendy Colbert <WendyC at vivid.net>

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu

Subject: Re: Potter's wheel plans needed


>Can anyone direct me to plans for building a potter's wheel?  Kickwheel or

>motor powered, either one.


My dad built a kickwheel when I was a kid so I passed this question along

to him and here is his answer:


Oh, Lord, do you know how many years it has been since I built that

kickwheel?  Close to forty years.  I'd probably built it differently



OK, that said, there are two basic kind of kickwheels: treadle and

rotating platform.  Most people these days use treadles or electric

wheels.  If (s)he wants to build a rotating platform what I used was the

front wheel bearing assembly from an old (1938?) Ford mounted spindle

up, and used the  rim and the tire as the platform, kicking on the top

of the tire.  An extension rod from the hub ran up through a

supplemental pillow bearing just below the throwing platform and held up

the plate. The main frame was 2 x 8 lumber.


If I were doing it today, I would get on the web and look for a site

that has posted plans for whatever kind of wheel I felt like building.

It would also pay an inexperienced potter to go to a local pottery

studio, pay a fee to use their wheels and see what I liked/did not like

about their wheels.  A lot depends on how experienced the potter is.  I

cannot recommend an inexperienced potter starting out to build a wheel

and an experienced potter probably has pretty firm ideas what they want

in a wheel.


I hope this helps.  I'll try to answer any more specific questions.



I would be glad to pass more specific questions on to him, or contact me

privately and I will put you in touch with my dad, I don't feel like

broadcasting his address.





Date: Sat, 06 Feb 1999 23:25:42 -0500

From: rmhowe <magnusm at ncsu.edu>

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu

Subject: Re: Potter's wheel plans needed


gregory.stapleton at funb.com writes:

> Can anyone direct me to plans for building a potter's wheel?  Kickwheel or

>  motor powered, either one.

>  Gawain


Try the Self Reliant Potter by Andrew Holden ISBN 0-671-61193-3

Covers Kiln and foot and electric wheel building with good plans.

Van Nostrand Reinhold 1984  another ISBN on it: 0-442-23215-2


Building Pottery Equipment by Roger Harvey and Sylvia and John Kolb.

Watson Guptill Publications ISBN 0-8230-0540-2

Isaac Pitmann and Sons (UK) 0-273-00855-2  Circa 1976





Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 10:57:40 -0600

From: <sunwyn at scan.missouri.org>

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu

Subject: Pottery Wheel Plans


Recently someone inquired about pottery wheel plans. I

found this site that might be helpful.






Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 14:08:20 EST

From: Timothy a Whitcomb <freyja1 at juno.com>

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu

Subject: "Slow Wheels, Coil and Throw & A.S. Pottery.."


    Some time back, Mel, I believe it was, asked about slow wheels and

coil and throw methods.


    As to slow wheeels, they are refered to in Rackhams "Medieval English

Pottery" and McCarthy and Brooks "Medieval Pottery in Britain AD 900 to

1000". Basically, they are a turntable. One hand keeps it in motion,

while the other manipulates the clay as it turns. This works best with

coil and throw and with refining the rims of strictly coil built pots.

(my understading is that antler tools were carved into templates to form

uniform rims.)


   Coil and throw is a technique, similar to straight coil building,

whereby, as a thick coil is added to the growing pot, it is wetted and

pulled up and thinned. Further coils are added and  manipulated thus.

This technique works best on a kickwell, but is done also on a slow

wheel, as practiced by many Native American potters of the desert south



    Modifying my stance, it seems that most AS pots were strictly coil

built, but a good number had templated rims, {which really  can only be

done with the pot rotating in some fashion] and a smaller number they

just aren't sure about, due to the finishing processes employed erasing

forming techiques (unless thin sections were analysed, and inclusion

patterns observed.)


    Now as to the various types of drinking vessels, according to the

McCarthy and Brooks, it would seem that one would see many more wood,

leather, glass and metal drinking vessels than clay ones until the

14th-15th Century in England. The pottery ones existed, but in smaller






Subject: Medieval Pottery Wheel

Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 02:37:14 -0400

From: rmhowe <MMagnusM at bellsouth.net>

To: - Potters <SCA-Potters at eGroups.com>


A while back a lot of potters were quizzing each other about

what a medieval potter's wheel looked like. I can't recall a

good answer. I recently bought a book that _does_ have a

depiction of one, a very good one.


Anyway the book is:


Pottery in the Making, Ceramic Traditions

Edited by Ian Freestone and David Gaimster.

Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Copyright 1997 by the Trustees of the British Museum

First published in Great Britain. ISBN 1560987979


The frontispiece (nearly full page) is a depiction of

a "Female potter from a pack of playing cards presented to

the Imperial Habsburg Court, mid 15th Century. Courtesy

of the Kunstkammer, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

(KK5105)" "The card shows the potter using a long bone

(probably a cow metapoidal) to form the corrugated surface

of a funnel-necked stoneware jug of the period."


Okay, how would I describe this so that you can recreate it?

Well, trust my twenty odd years of making a great many things

professionally. After over a thousand pieces of furniture alone

for example I can estimate sizes fairly well.


Open your minds and visualise before you worry over the details.


On the card the Potter (attractive, rather buxom, bare legged and

footed... Damn! Wrong image, forget that!) sits facing the holder

with the wheel between her legs on a platform. Austria is damned

cold in the winter, especially without one's shoes on a wet floor,

and you're playing with mud for a living. No wonder she's posing

for cheescake.


The wheel itself resembles a squirrel cage of large dowels with

differently sized wheels top and bottom.


The raised base platform is composed of six wide planks on three

square pieces. I would estimate that the base is roughly 4 to 4 1/2

feet square in size. The six planks that comprise it sit edge to edge

and show no visible spacing between them and appear to be about

1 1/4" thick each and run the whole width. There are three small

blocks of wood visible in the front that it sits on. One would think

that they would span the distance perpendicular to the planks but it's

obvious from the outer ones that you can see the back edge and they're

cubic at least on the corners of the base. Artistic license I suppose.

The outer ones sit about 1 1/2" from the corners and the middle one

is centered. They appear to be 1 1/2" in each dimension.

(It looks like a large, low pallet supported about an inch and a

half off the floor.)


Two walls are visible in the background forming a corner in the

room. There is a shelf running along the left wall with 4 more

funnel necked jugs and a handled jug on it.


Holding up the one end of the shelf in the corner is a bracket

with 4 arcs in succession cut into it at a bevel. I suppose this

is her drying or sales shelf. There's an empty scroll depicted coming

out of the pot and a shield device on the left side wall.


She sits on an apparently movable stool behind the wheel, only

two legs of which are visible behind her skirt. I say movable because

the visible parts of the legs are splayed.


As she sits the wheel is mounted forward and to the left of

center on the platform base between the 2nd and 3rd plank. It

doesn't show, but there must be a central shaft running through

the bottom wheel to a pivot in the top wheel through the middle

of the cage of dowels.


The base of the wheel cage is about 16" in diameter and about 1 1/2"

thick, perhaps a little more.


The wheel platform on top appears to be two piece. The lower part is

about the same thickness as the bottom wheel and perhaps 12" wide.

>From this can be seen five roughly 1" dowels dropping down to the



Note - *only the front dowels are depicted* and there is about 1 1/2"

_between_ each, meaning roughly a 2 1/2" dowel center spacing inside

the dowel circle's outer circumference which looks to be on the

outside about an inch smaller than the upper wheel's circumference

on each side.


I'm basing my estimates of the measurements on her anatomy, in this

case her foot, legs, hands, and knee height. That cleavage has

_absolutely_ nothing to do with this description.


The wheel top is about as high as her knee.


On top of the upper wheel is a bat or top plate that she's turning

another funnel-necked jug on. I presume this is removable, perhaps

not. The illustration is b&w and I have only the color tones to go

by which look similar. The wheel edges look rounded.


Her hair looks braided in buns or plaited with ribbons and covered by

a cloth of some sort. Her left foot is poised to turn the wheel base

and it looks like she's going to draw it toward her, not away.

There is a large lump of clay on the platform to her front left.

She's not overdressed by any means and I can imagine the cardplayers'

fantasies. A very nice depiction.


If I were to lay this thing out I'd scribe myself two discs about

12 and 16" wide, 1 1/2 inches thick, drawing the circles carefully

with a compass. Then I'd move the compass leg in about 1 1/2" in on

the upper 12" wheel and scribe another circle for the dowel centers.

(If you're paying attention you just drew a nine inch circle.)

Then I'd move the compass to the 16" wheel and scribe the same size

circle. (Drilling your shaft holes prior to this won't help the

process a bit. You need your centers.) Then I'd cut it carefully

on a friend's bandsaw if I didn't have one. Having marked out

thousands of parts of furniture I'd use a ball point pen to mark

and cut the outer edges to. It's much more precise and easy to see

than a pencil. Sand the edges and hopefully round them over, perhaps

with a router or a spokeshave, (they're your feet). You will end up

with 3" of kick space on each side of the lower wheel for your feet.

Which looks to be just about what she had.


To space the dowels about 2 1/2+" on center (leaving 1 1/2" between)

I'd take the compass legs and set them to about 2 1/2" on a ruler

and start pacing off the intervals along this 9" circle on one wheel,

adjusting the spread of the legs in or out until I got an even

spacing on the last pace. Meaning you'd end up where you started.

Then once this was worked out I'd make one more pass on each wheel

making a -good- mark with the compass to be drilled partially through

later. I'd center punch these. I think you'll need about 11 dowels.

(9" x 3.14 = 28.26", 28.26" divided by 2.5 equals 11.304 dowel spaces,

discounting for the slight loss of distance on the divider legs vs.

the arc it should be about right. Season to taste.)


- If I wanted a wooden shaft:

Then I'd drill my center hole slightly larger than the shaft size

I intended to use through the lower wheel for the shaft, maybe



I can't see the shaft on the card but I'd imagine a 1 1/2" wood one

would do or slightly larger. If it was me I might use a metal rod,

perhaps 1", but they probably used wood. Either way I'd sand the

inside of the hole.


Now, how to make the bearing for the top wheel and end the shaft?

You don't want to drill all the way through.

Some pivots on vertical shafts I've seen end in a point and drilled

out cone. Some end in a hole with a shaft with a ball bearing on top.

Either way - well greased.


I suppose you could try it with a smoothly ended shaft and a square

bottomed well-greased hole with a couple of suitable steel fender

washers in it to prevent wear. A spade or paddle bit (same thing,

looks like a shovel with a point in the middle of the blade) can be

re-ground to give you a taper if you desire. 60 degrees would be a

good choice. Or you can use it unground for a flat bottomed hole in

the top wheel. (Forstner bits would be nice here but really



I think I'd fasten a smaller block below the top wheel I had drilled

through too as an extra safety factor in case the shaft came out of

the top pivot by chance. But I think I'd make the safety block's hole

a bit larger than the shaft if I was doing it to cut down on friction.

Meaning you drill the safety block hole first, attach it and align

it's center hole around the already drilled pivot point which goes

only maybe halfway through the top piece.


(You don't want that hefty barbarian impaling himself on that nifty

new 'stool' you got even if it is period. Another good reason to

keep it not far from the base.)


- If I wanted a metal shaft pipe:

You could use a pipe for your shaft through the lower wheel and

partway into your upper wheel and/or safety block and paint it to

look like the dowels. Then impale it on a shaft mounted in the

platform base. Fix a rod to plug the pipe part way down in the upper

pipe and put a large single ball bearing with grease in between. This

would require holes the size of the pipe in the wheel parts. You

probably couldn't see it very well for the dowel cage anyway. It might

even turn better.)


Obviously you'll have to have a sturdy block below your base platform

and be very careful to drill your hole vertically. The hole in the

lower wheel would need to be bigger than your shaft to turn. I'd cut

to length and mount the shaft the last thing. If you don't fix the

shaft in permanently you could disassemble the whole mess later for

ease of transport.


- If I had a lot of money I'd get real ball bearings and have a

machinist make the damned shaft. But you probably don't either.

Anyway it would be obviously cheating.


Drill matching size holes for your 1" dowels for the 9" circles.

I'd use a drill press if I were you and not drill these all the

way through, leaving maybe half an inch below the wide part of the

bit. If your dowels are too loose you'll still have a half inch of

wood below and above them you can screw through if necessary, and

an inch of thickness all around them to glue each dowel into the

wheel. When I went to the store for the dowels I think I'd take a

piece of wood with a 1" hole drilled in it to check the dowels.

In my experience dowels can vary quite a bit in diameter.

Check both ends. Sight for straightness.


(Someone probably cross pegged or wedged the dowel ends in medieval

days. Waterproof glue was something they didn't have. They could use

dry dowels and green wheels to shrink on to them but you're not likely

to do this. It's a chairmaker's trick for putting stretchers in legs.

If you cut wedge slots into the ends of your dowels and do drill them

all the way through make _sure_ that the wedges are driven in

perpendicular to the grain of the wheels, or else you'll split them.

The end grain of the wood can absorb a whole lot of water and expand

to split the wheels too so I'd seal it really well if you try this.)


To figure your dowel lengths:

Figure a slight distance above the base so your wheel can rotate,

and deduct it from the height you want your wheel to be (including the

bat). Her wheel topped about at her knees.


Deduct the thickness of the bat, and then deduct the remaining

thickness, if any, of the wood at the bottom of both top and bottom

dowel holes. Then cut your dowels to length for gluing in. I suggest

using a _waterproof_ glue like Titebond II, Gorilla Glue or similar,

or resourcinol (this kind often leaves a purple stain).


At this point I highly recommend sanding, staining and finishing this

cage _before_ it's assembled, see below:


Color or stain all parts but the dowel ends and holes to taste prior

to finishing before assembly. I suggest finishing the wheels with

something fairly waterproof after edging and sanding them beforehand

to remove splinters. I'd round over or rout the wheel edges as well.

This would be prior to assembly. A polyurethane, urethane, spar

varnish or fiberglass resin finish would probably suffice. Your

hardware store should have all of these. Fiberglass resins are in

the automotive department. (You won't need the fiberglass cloth.)

It may not be medieval, but it's practical. Or wax the hell out of it.



Insert all dowels and clamp or weight heavily.

Check for squareness. A try square against the inside of the

dowels on the base should do.


As I remember plaster bats they have a recess to fit over the

metal wheels on modern potters' wheels. This bat appears to be the

same color and size as the top of the wheel below it.


A trick we used to use to hold or register items together was to

take brads or nails and drive them into a surface, cut them off and

file them sharp like a chisel in line with the grain of the board

above. Then take the matching surface and press/pound it onto the

brads on the other. This technique was used by medieval woodturners -

only they used larger bits of metal for the teeth on the lathe

mandrels they wrapped the cord around to drive the bowls for

turning between centers on their pole lathes.


What held the medieval bats on I'm not sure. Perhaps you're privy to

that secret and will share it. Maybe the top wheel had a recess, maybe

it had a protrusion that went into the bat. I can't say. You're on

you're own on this one. I would think that a recess in the top wheel

would collect water and split the wheel if it's solid unprotected

wood. The only wood I can recollect being very hard to split is elm

which has alternately spiral grain.


Now, since this diabolic thing is a whirling squirrel cage in essence,

don't blame me if you stub or break a finger or toe sticking it in

too far while it's whirling. I described it pretty accurately.

It has the advantage of being hand or foot turned by the look of it.


About the book:

"Starting with the basic question "What is pottery?" this insightful

book investigates ceramic production throughout the world over the

past 12,000 years. Drawing on the collections of the British Museum,

the contributors examine more than thirty pottery traditions,

including those of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, prehistoric Japan,

pre-Hispanic Peru, classical Greece, Ming China, and medieval and

Renaissance Europe as well as the ceramics of contemporary Africa

and India.


With an emphasis on the technological aspects of pottery production,

...." from the rear cover.


"Ian Freestone is head of ceramics in the Department of Scientific

Research, British Museum, and a Contributor to Science and the Past

(1991). David Gaimster is curator in the Department of Medieval and

Later Antiquities, British Museum." from the rear cover.

Gee, it just doesn't get much more authoritative than that.


This book depicts a great range of techniques and wares.

I particularly liked the fancy wares of Germany and England,

the aquamaniles, pottery impression stamps, tools, etc.




(Added to the above article October 5, 2000)


An additional depiction of a German Potter's wheel can be found in

the book:


Old and Curious Playing Cards by H.T. Morley, early 1900's, reprinted

by Wellfleet Press (who conveniently left out the earlier edition

information dammit!). This edition Bracken Books 1989, ISBN



It depicts the devil turning a pot on a playing card of eight bells.

There is no platform, but the wheel has the same squirrel cage assembly

with two exceptions - the lower wheel does not project out much beyond

the dowels, and the upper wheel is perhaps four or five inches thick

with an outer edge that flares outward and upward like a horn end.

The devil is seated on what appears to be a three legged round stool

with rectangular cross-sectioned legs, only one of which appears.

The central shaft comes straight up out of the ground, but can only

be seen below the lower wheel. There is not a separate bat on the

top wheel. If the devil can be assumed to have human proportions then

the upper wheel sits again at knee height and is about as wide as the

thigh is long. One of this design would have to be turned by hand.


The card designor was Dr. Thomas Murner of the sixteenth century in

Friburg. He was a Minorite Friar of the Order of St. Francis.




Magnus Malleus, OL; Windmasters' Hill, Atlantia; Great Dark Horde

                 (copyright 2000 R. M. Howe)

May be forwarded only to subscriber based email lists within the SCA/

reenactor community, but NOT to the Rialto or any open newsgroup.




A while after I wrote the above article it generated some additional

comments by folks on the potter's list.



Fri, 21 Jul 2000 11:26:58 -0500

From: Stephanie Howe <olga at icon-stl.net>

Subject: Re: Medieval Pottery Wheel

To: <SCA-Potters at eGroups.com>


THANK YOU Master Magnus!!


Wonderful!  Now, where am I going to get my hands on this book...;)


Seriously, that's a wonderful redaction of the wheel's construction.

Makes me think that if I had any woodworking experience and the proper

tools, I'd be able to follow your directions to build a working



Are you interested in a commission?  If you don't mind scarred knees,

I'd even be happy to pose in proper costume with the finished wheel

for photos... :)


As for attaching the bats to the wheelhead:  no reason to suspect it was

done any differently than modern flat bats- plaster, wood, masonite or

plastic.  Two or even 3 pins (My old Soldner wheel has 3 original pin

holes) in the wheelhead that key into corresponding holes in the bat.

Simple and effective.  Sounds to me that you're more familiar with

"bucket head" bat systems, where the wheelhead is a collar to fit a

flanged removable bat.





Fri 21 Jul 2000 12:13:30 -0500

From: geneviev <geneviev at southwind.net>

Subject: Re: Medieval Pottery Wheel

To: <SCA-Potters at eGroups.com>



Master Alan and I have made the wheels that we have at Lilies each year.

And Yes he does take commissions.  he would even deliver.  The Design comes

from Piccalopasso with modern adapations of bearings and concrete in

the fly wheel.



The book referred here to is:

"Piccolpassi, Cipriano. : Les Trois Livres de l'Art du Potier... ;

Paris; Librairie Internationale: 1860. The first French edition of this important work, translated from the first Italian edition of 1857. Piccolpassi's

work, the only surviving description of the techniques, tools, equipment

and methods of the 16th century Italian potter, was written in manuscript

form and not published until these editions of 1857 and 1860, by which

time the original manuscript was in the Victoria and Albert Museum.


Solon praises this edition as being perhaps the best literal translation of

the original, although a bit quaint by modern standards. Modern readers

may be too busy looking at the carefully executed plates of the potters,

their workshops, kilns and wares, to notice. 11.5"x14.5", 87 pages

plus 40 lithographed plates."


I understand there has been a modern reprint or two under the title:


The Three Books of the Potter's Art - Cipriano Piccolopasso.



Sat 22 Jul 2000 05:10:45 EST

From: "Alexander de Vos" <fgpottery at hotmail.com>

Subject: Re: Medieval Pottery Wheel

To: <SCA-Potters at eGroups.com>


Sounds like a great book Magnus.


Now from what I can see on my colour version of the card there is no

bat  involved. If you want some examples of period wheel designs,

(snip) ... (see)

"German Stoneware 1200-1900" by David Gaimster...


It has a small cut away diagram of 4 alternative wheel

reconstructions, showing how the wheel was secured into position.


And about securing bats onto the wheel head, you could always use a

pad of clay.




(Alex was a student in Canada, who has since graduated and returned to

Australia. He has his own pottery there.)




Up until recently there was no archive option applied to this list.

However it did begin archiving shortly before October 2000. It originally

started out as Potters at onelist.com then became SCA-Potters at egroups.com

To find the list go to http://www.egroups.com/ search SCA-Potters




From the FB "Artisans of the Society for Creative Anachronism" group:


Kaðlín Konálsdottir

December 4,2018 at 4:40pm

Does anyone have any information, links, or texts discussing kick style pottery wheels, their structure and the time of use. Especially interested in Romano-British and Early Northumbrian periods.


Michele Buzbee

You want Robert Van Rens for pottery questions.

December 5 at 1:15am


Kaðlín Konálsdottir

Sweet. Can you point me to some information on how kick wheels were constructed back in the day, Roman -Anglo-Saxon periods?

December 5 at 12:01pm


Robert Van Rens

They weren't. Neither the Roman nor Anglo-Saxon potters made extensive use of the wheel. Roman potters used a simple wooden turntable while working. We really don't know much about Anglo-Saxon techniques, other than a bunch of bone and ceramic tools.

December 5 at 12:03pm


Kaðlín Konálsdottir

How did the Roman turntable work?

December 5 at 12:05pm


Robert Van Rens

A simple wooden disc mounted on a dowel. Rotated manually while coil-building.

December 5 at 12:16pm


Kaðlín Konálsdottir

Well that sounds easier to build than a kick wheel and will be more period. Thank you.


Maggs Kailhofer Not period at all, please forgive me if this is too off topic, but nice video of modern treadle-style wheel I just stumbled across. I'm just about to step into trying pottery for the first time, so I've been watching a lot of youtube videos, and thought this was nifty. https://youtu.be/IBbgo0T0bR4


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