SHIMPO VL-LITE Pottery Wheel


Designed with the potter in mind, the SHIMPO VL-LITE is a belt-driven lightweight wheel. “LITE” enough to carry yet sturdy enough to throw on. Featuring a remote pedal, two-piece splash pan, workspace, 100-watt reversible motor, an automatic belt-tensioning system and a “LITE” price.


    • Electronic Controller delivers smooth steady speed control at maximum torque
    • 25 lbs centering
    • 12″ wheel-head
    • Broad Speed Range allows optimum speed under all load conditions
    • Built-in Breaker protects Motor from overload
    • Portable
    • Smooth and steady foot pedal control
    • Automatic belt tensioning system
    • Unique brushes in the motor make this wheel extremely quiet
    • 5 year warranty
ReversibilityAccommodates left and right hand users
Centering25 lbs
Wheel-head Speed0 – 250 rpm
Remote Foot PedalAccommodate all throwing positions
Wheel Dimensions22" x 28" x 21"
Weight51 lbs
Ship Weight85 lbs

Throwing on the Potter’s Wheel

Helpful throwing tips and demonstrations featuring The Clay Lady can be viewed at the link below.