THat video wore me out. Beside $200, beside not being centered, Amaco has such contempt for pottery as to put that on the market.
BTW there are some great tools I use, an electric wheel. I tried a treadle wheel and almost killed myself. Some old time Georgia potters got a kick out of seeing me beat myself up with a treadle wheel once.
A deairing pugmill, unlike Robin Hopper, I don't like being a wedging apprentice for a summer.
A centering arm, being near on to 67 and having to make a living at this game, I'll use anything that keeps the arthritus away.
Don't have one but saw a ball opener once and an 87 year old potter open and pull 10-25lb water cooler bases in a half hour.
(Marshall Pottery in Texas 1990)
His words were, "If you're going to make a living as a potter, get the best tools and learn how to use them"
Comment of the day, customer comments,"It nice to have a hobby like this, how do you make a living", while standing in my gallery with 300 pots around her.
Biggest myth,"Make pots and people will find you", you better do more to let them know where to find you.
You can;t make some of this stuff up.