The Best Pottery Tools for Your Workspace

From experts to newbies—whether pottery is your passion or a pastime, these accessories are essential for any practice.

Portrait of woman pottery artist in art studio
Step up your pottery game with the right set of tools.Getty Images

The right tools are key whether you already know your way around a pottery wheel or are just starting to explore a new way to create. They make a big difference in upping your game and making pieces you’ll be proud to show off.

Meuxan 30PCS Pottery Tools Clay Sculpting Tool Set

Meuxan 30PCS Pottery Tools Clay Sculpting Tool Set
Your imagination’s the limit! These tools carve foam, soap, pumpkins and of course, clay.Amazon

You can’t beat the price for this comprehensive set, making it a great choice for beginners who are still getting the hang of things. The tools are perfect to use on softer materials including wet clay, polymer clay and even pumpkins, soap and blocks of foam. The maker’s of this tool kit also offer great customer service and lifetime support. Have a problem or question? They’ll be there for you.

Blisstime Set of 42 Clay Sculpting Tool Wooden Handle Pottery Carving Tool Kit

Blisstime Set of 42 Clay Sculpting Tool Wooden Handle Pottery Carving Tool Kit
All tools are smooth and lightweight—making them so comfortable to hold.Amazon

This 42-piece set is great for those just starting out, or intermediate potters who want to round out or replace aging supplies. The kit comes with the essential clay tools for carving, shaping, modeling, cutting, scraping, brushing, smoothing and more. The zip-up case is portable so it’s easy to tote to pottery class, and showcases each tool for easy, at-a-glance access. And we love that it comes with an apron so you have extra permission to get as messy as you want!

TINTON LIFE 16PCS Wooden Clay Pottery Stamp Pottery Tool Wood Block Stamp

TINTON LIFE 16PCS Wooden Clay Pottery Stamp Pottery Tool Wood Block Stamp
Handy wooden box makes for easy storage.Amazon

As you become more advanced with your pottery practice, it’s fun to add your own flair, design and personalized touches. Enter this clay stamp set that makes it easy and gives you a plethora of options to match your aesthetic. Use these stamps on thrown pots or clay slabs. No handles needed—just press and watch the magic happen.