Handling a large and heavy piece of we clay is absolutely no problem for the Brent CXC professional grade potter's wheel. It is made to withstand the immense weight (up to 300 lbs.) that potter's clay can put forth as you continuously add bats of clay to your creation. 300 lbs. is a lot of clay, but as any potter knows, the weight being put on a potter's wheel can add up quickly, sometimes making the process of creating a true piece of art that much more uncertain. This is because as more weight is added to a low quality potter's wheel, the more likely it is to become inconsistent in its ability to spin your clay at the speed that you want it to spin.
Thankfully, those worries can be put aside with your purchase of the Brent CXC wheel. The CXC is a potter's wheel to be reckoned with, providing its user the assurance and durability that professionals and hobbyists alike look for in a machine of this magnitude of performance. The CXC structure is made entirely of the most durable steel available; its four legs are powder coated to take the dings and bruises that artists can unintentionally inflict onto even their most important pieces of equipment.
There is a lot of practicality with the CXC unit in that it contains two, easy-to-locate and feel toggle switches, one for power, being labeled as "on/off" and one for "forward/reverse." The "forward/reverse" switch effortlessly operates the rotation mechanism of the machine's heavy-duty cast aluminum wheel head. As all potters eventually find out over their potting career, the wheel's head is a very important component of any potter's wheel, most with concentric circles on it to guide the potter's wavering hand back to where it needs to be. The Brent CXC model boasts new, conveniently automatic belt tensing, making it easier than ever to control the consistency of the wheel's spin.
Running on one hp through a simple, 10 amp DC motor, the CXC is quiet enough to operate in a classroom, yet powerful enough to safely and efficiently produce your large-form creations. Comes with a gift of $70 worth of Amaco glaze, a free DVD called "How to Throw On A Potter's Wheel", and a free splash pan for less messy sessions.