One of my newer hand building students wants to buy a wheel. She has had just enough instruction to sort of center a 2 lb ball of clay and while a bit hesitant, is very focused, a good learned , OCD enough to want to get it right and does several other things with a good bit of skill. She says she likes the wheel better than HB. She has a studio near her to work in and room for a wheel and others who, while not wheel throwers, can run a kiln and have glazes.
What wheel should I suggest she buy? I have a TS Revolution, a Brent B and 2 really light weight others on loan to me, a Shimpo Whisper lite and a Pacifica 400. I can tell a tremendous difference between the TS and the 2 light weight ones. She has been using the Pacifica. I am going to but her on the TS tomorrow and see if she knows the difference.
Any recommendations? Price is not a big issue. The cheapest wheel is $775, the most . the TS, is $1,200.