Pottery Wheel Rentals

VisArts is renting out pottery wheels so you can throw at home!

Are you missing throwing on the wheel? Or maybe you no longer have access to a wheel due to COVID-19? You can rent one from VisArts so that you can throw on the wheel in your own home. We are currently accepting rental interest forms for a nine-week rental period from April 26 – June 20, 2021 during our spring session.  We are accepting interest forms on a rolling basis.

price + what’s included

A wheel rental is $200 and includes:

  • One pottery wheel
  • One stool
  • 25lbs of clay
  • Two ware boards to save finished work

Need tools? We sell basic clay toolkits for $10 and can add this onto your rental.

how to rent a wheel

  1. Fill out an interest form below! Wheel rentals are best suited for those that have wheel throwing experience so we’ll be looking for that on your form.
  2. Once approved, we’ll have you fill out a wheel rental agreement and place a credit card on file for payment.
  3. We’ll get back to you in time to arrange for pick-up or delivery of your wheel between April 26 – 30.

pick-up, drop-off + delivery

  • You can pick-up your wheel yourself starting Monday, April 26. We’ll have staff to assist you during business hours. If you come after 5 p.m., you may want to bring an extra hand!
  • Wheels must be returned to VisArts the week of June 21. Wheels not returned the week of June 21 will be charged a weekly late fee starting on June 28.
  • We can arrange delivery within a 10 mile radius of VisArts for a charge of $35.  You can also elect to have us come and pick-up your wheel at the end of your rental for an additional $35.  We will deliver the wheel to your door, but in the interest of safety we ask that you bring the wheel inside your home.

Firing + Glazing

If you’d like to fire what you make at home, you can bring your pieces to VisArts and we will bisque fire them for $2 per pound. You can come by anytime, weigh you work and fill out a firing form.

If you’d like to glaze your work, you can sign up for our Studio Access Program and pay hourly or monthly to access the clay studio and use our glazes. Glaze firings are also $2 per pound.

Sign up for VisArts’ Studio Access Program

safety + covid-19

We are working hard to keep everyone safe in our community. Your wheel will be disinfected prior to your rental. Masks are required in our building, so plan accordingly if you are planning to pick up your wheel. If we arrange delivery with you, our staff will arrive wearing a mask and will maintain a safe social distance.

Equipment Rentals (2020)