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Shimpo RK-5T (Aspire) Potter's Wheel

Shimpo RK-5T (Aspire) Potter's Wheel

Regular price £750.00 GBP
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Put down, plug in and get throwing. Anywhere.

The Shimpo RK-5T tabletop is the smallest pottery wheel from Shimpo. It is designed with compactness and portability as the main goal. 

You’re probably thinking that this means that the RK-5T lacks quality. You couldn’t be more wrong. 

The Shimpo RK5T Aspire tabletop potter’s throwing wheels hugely versatile, offering high performance in a tiny package. This tabletop potter’s wheel can handle a lot.

 Its lightweight, compact design allows you to pick it up, plug it in and get throwing anywhere, yet its 10kg centring capability makes it a permanent addition to any studio or classroom.

The included electronic controller will maintain your desired speed at all times.

Available with hand lever or foot pedal control.

Check out this review for more information.

You can also have a look at this video and this video.


Lever Control for Light Alloy Cast 7" Wheelhead

  • Wheelhead Specifications:

    • Wheelhead Diameter: 7 inches
    • Pin Centers: 6 inches
    • Maximum Centering Capacity: Up to 9 kg (20 lb) of clay
  • Motor Specifications:

    • Motor Power: 1/8 HP (100W)
    • Voltage: AC230V
    • Frequency: 50Hz
    • Phase: Single Phase
    • Drive System: DC Motor with Brush
  • Control Features:

    • Speed Control: Lever control
    • Speed Range: 0-230 RPM
    • Wheelhead Direction: Clockwise/Counterclockwise
  • Wheelhead Construction:

    • Material: Light Alloy Casting
    • Diameter: 178mm (7 inches)
    • Features: Bat pins and includes 2 plastic bats
  • Dimensions and Weight:

    • Dimensions (WxDxH): 365 x 515 x 230 mm
    • Shipping Weight: 12 kg

This lever-controlled wheelhead is designed for precision and ease of use in pottery and clay work, with a powerful 1/8 HP motor and versatile speed control. The light alloy casting ensures durability and stability, while the included plastic bats provide convenience for your pottery projects.

Shimpo RK-5T User manual


Perfect for:

This wheel is perfect for people on a tighter budget, with limited space or people who like to move their pottery wheel around.


Delivery is free, takes 5-7 days and will be delivered kerbside.

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


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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.

Need Clay or Glaze?

Avoid delivery costs by ordering consumables with your kiln or wheel

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