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Internet Pottery Suppliers

I frequently am asked where to get a potters wheel or other supplies so I have added this page of links to pottery related businesses who have web pages.

I am no longer updating or adding links to my link pages due to a shortage of time and large numbers of requests. If you find links that do not work let me know and I will take them off when I have time. Thank You.

Compiled by Finley Pottery. Drop by and see our site.













The American Ceramic Society (This site is the same as the one below)

The American Potters Society (Great source for all kinds of ceramics information)  

Potter's Council**********************



Pottery and Clay Books This is a whole page devoted to books.

I wanted a little more room to recommend some books so I developed a seperate page for them. Just click on the underlined Pottery and Clay Books. There is a link there to bring you back here.

Or try Barnes & Noble with your own search.

"Pottery" will give you 1700 + hits, many not relevant. Try "pottery clay" or if you are interested in a specific area "pottery wheel" or "pottery hand" or pottery thrown" or "pottery glaze. (don't use the quote marks " ")


Potters Guide (Source book for potters)     Pottery the ART -- How to instuctoins for making pottery. A lot of good information here.  

Local Clay Suppliers

American Ceramic Supply Company - Fort Worth, Texas

 Armadillo Clay Supply - Austin
3307 East 4th St., Austin Texas 78702 - (512)385-7311

Clay World - This was V. R. Hoods but is now under new management
1231 W. Martin, San Antonio, Texas 78207 - (210)222-1331

  Trinity Ceramics Supply, Inc
9016 Diplomacy Row, Dallas Texas 75247 - (214)631-0540  

General Supplies

7 Ceramic Supply, Lodi, New Jersey  

Aftosa Wholesale Pottery - Craft Supplies - California

Alligator Clay Co - Baton Rouge, LA  

Alpine Kilns and Pottery Equipment - Wisconsin  

Amaco - Brent - Indianapolis, IN  

American Ceramic Supply Company - Fort Worth, Texas

Alligator Clay - Baton Rouge, LA

Annie's Mud Pie Shop - Cincinnati, OH

A.R.T. Studio Clay Co., Inc

Axner Pottery - Florida

Bailey Pottery - Kingston, N.Y. - Internet-first one of those I've seen.

Bodine Pottery and Art Studio - Long Beach, MS

Bracker's good Earth Clays - Lawrence, KS

  Campbell's Ceramic Supply - Mebane, NC - Richmond, VA - and Washington D.C.

Chinese Clay Art  

Clay Art Center - Tacoma Washington - (Another site with a lot of pottery links)


Columbus Clay Company - Columbus Ohio

Continental Clay Supply 

Crest Molds - Logansport, LA. Glazes, brushes, slips, and Glass Colors  

Dogood Ceramic-Gulfport Mississippi

Earthen Vessel Ceramic Supplies Store - Cincinnati Ohio  

Florida Clay Art Co. - Sanford, Florida  

Georgies' Ceramic Clay Co. - Portland, OR

Great Lakes Clay - Carpentersville, IL

Hammill & Gillespie  

Highwater Clays - Asheville, N.C.

Kickwheel Pottery Supply, Inc. Atlanta Ga.  

Laguna Clay - California, Colorado, New York, and Ohio

Miami Clay Co. Miami Florida  

Mile High Ceramics - Denver, CO

New Mexico Clay - Albuqurrque, NM  

North Star Equpment inc. - Cheney, WA

Nevada Dan's - Reno, Nevada - Deals mostly in Equipment   

Rovin Ceramics - is a full service ceramic supply company and moist clay manufacturer operating in the Detroit, Michigan area.  

Sheffield Pottery - Mass.

Standard Ceramic Supply Co. 

Walker Ceramics, Victoria, Australia

Wisconsin Ceramic Bisque

Potter's Wheels

Bluebird Manufacturin, Colorado - Potters Wheels and Pug Mills

Brent Potter's Wheels - Indianapolis, Ind 

Creative Industries,CA  


The Max Wheel - heavy duty potters wheel

Shimpo Potter's Wheels - We have used a Shimpo Potter's wheel for 20 years and had no problems with it  

Thomas Stuart Wheels - Denver, CO


Cress Kilns

Duralite, Inc - Kiln Elements and Switches

Elements - Euclids Elements (also has kilns)    

Geil Kilns Co. California

Industrial Furnaces - online directory of industrial furnaces and industrial furnace related vendors and manufacturers located in North America

Kazegama Gas Kilns 

L and L Kiln Mfg.

Olynpic Kilns

Orton Pyrometric devices  

Paragon Kilns

Skutt Ceramic Products

Smith-Sharpe Fire brick supply

Vent-A-Kiln - Kiln vent hood

Ward Burner Systems - Dandridge, TN - Everyhing you need to build yor own kiln


Duncan Ceramics

Gare Pottery Glazes

Genesis Artist Colors

GlazeMaster - Glaze/clay database and calculating program

Spectrum Glaze Inc.

U.S. Pigment Corp - Ceramic Chemicals


Ceramic Art and Perception and Ceramics Technical are two Australian creamics magazines both can be found at

Ceramics Monthly

Clay Times Magazine

In Touch (Alberta Potters Association Newsletter)

Pottery Making Illustrated

The Studio Potter


Aardvark Art Supply, Belmont, MA    

BatGrabber holds your bats in place

  Canopies - Flourish Company  

Ceramica - Guide to Ceramics in Belgium    

Clay Art Web Guide - a gateway for ceramic and pottery information with 45 themed categories and over 1000 links

Extruder, Clay Scott Creek Pottery  

Flax - Art and Design - brushes and other art supplies

Giffingrip trimming tool

Hydrobats - From Hydro-stone    

Manitou Arts - Bisque Tile Shop  

Pottery HQ - Pottery Links lots of them

Powerwedger - Pugmill

Pure and Simple Pottery Products - Slump Molds

Soldner Clay Mixers  

Tile Cutters - Georgies Ceramic and Clay

Tools 4 Clay

Pottery Videos

Pottery Videos

Derek Marshall - Video of throwing techniques

Video Workshops For Potters

Wold Pottery Institute


Alfred School of Art and Design

Anderson Ranch Art Center - Residency Program  

Appalachain Center for Craft - Smithville, TN

Armory Art Center Master Artists Workshop - Palm Beach, Florida

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts - Gatlinburg, TN 

Carbondale Clay Center - Carbondale, CO

Castle Hill - Truro, Mass

Idyllwild Arts - southern California

John C. Campbel Folk School - Brasstown, NC  

Kansas City Art Institute

Laloba Ranch Clay Center, Steamboat Springs Colorado

Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts - Victoria, BC Canada  

Penland School of Crafts, western North Carolina

Peter Callas Studio  

Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park

Siera Nevada College - Lake Tahoe, NV

Taos art School - Taos, NM.

Taos Institute of Art - Taos, NM

Tuscany Florence Italy

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts -

World Pottery Institute - Geneva, FL


from 17 July, 1999

10,000 on 27 Sept, 2000
20,000 on 1 Jan 2002
30,600 on 1 Jan 2003

1 June 2007