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Shimpo RK-55 Potter's Wheel

Shimpo RK-55 Potter's Wheel

Regular price £1,060.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £1,060.00 GBP
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Enjoy the reliability and quality of a Shimpo Potter's wheel, without breaking the bank.

If you are looking for a capable potter’s wheel, they won’t find much better value than this. The Shimpo RK-55 Pottery Wheel is a popular choice for Potter’s who are on a tighter budget but do not want to compromise on quality. Many 'budget' pottery wheels that can be found online are cheaply made and perform at a sub-standard level until they inevitably break. Not the Shimpo RK-55.

NO RISK. If for any reason you change your mind, you can simply return the wheel to us and we will give you a full refund. No strings attached. 

Avoid the minefield of cheap knock-offs and invest in the Shimpo RK-55.

Shimpo is one of the most popular and trusted brands of potter's wheel. The RK-55 allows you to get your hands on one of their esteemed and well-made products without breaking the bank.

The Shimpo RK-55 pottery wheel is also highly convenient for use in the home because it’s:

-Virtually silent

-Easy to clean

-Takes up little space

-Easily Portable


-Two-piece Splash pan makes cleaning extremely quick and easy.

-Reversible wheel motor allows right or left handed throwing.

-Smooth and steady speed control via the electronic controller

-Broad range of speeds

-Built-in breaker prevents overload and damage to motor


-ABTS: Automatic belt tensioning system

-Extremely quiet wheel thanks to unique brush design in motor

Perfect for:

-Potters at the beginning of their journey, who do not want to spend thousands on a wheel but want to avoid cheap, poorly made alternatives.

-People who want to enjoy the relaxation of throwing in their own home in a place where they will not be disturbed, whether that be in their conservatory, garage or shed.

  • Reversibility: Motor reverses for left-handed throwing
  • Centering: 12 kg
  • Wheel-head Speed: 0 – 250 rpm
  • Remote Foot Pedal: Can be positioned anywhere
  • Wheel Dimensions: 56cm (W) x 72cm (D) x 54cm (H)
  • Weight: 23 kg
  • Shipping Weight: 38 kg

Shimpo RK-55 User manual


Delivery is free, takes 3-7 days and will be delivered kerbside.

 All Shimpo Potter's Wheels come with a 2-year full warranty.

 If for any reason you change your mind, you can simply return the wheel to us and we will give you a full refund. No strings attached.

For more delivery info on Shimpo Wheels orders, see our What To Expect From Your Shimpo Delivery page

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Free Clay

This Kiln comes with 12.5kg of Oxidising St Thomas Clay.

  • Optimal Firing Range: 1150-1280°C 
  • Suitable for cone 3 to 10.
  • Texture: 4.5 out of ten - on a scale from smooth (1) to coarse (10)
  • Shrinkage Characteristics: Exhibits 8% shrinkage at 1100°C and 11% at 1200°C.

This versatile clay body is very popular for both earthenware and stoneware applications.

Under normal or slightly reducing conditions, it develops an appealing speckled appearance. Durable and forgiving, it boasts excellent resistance to warping and cracking, making it perfect for both throwing and hand building. Exceptionally well-suited for educational purposes. Fires to a warm, toasted buff hue at stoneware temperatures. 

Note: Your clay and kiln may arrive separately. We will let you know in advance when you can expect each item.

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