Mods / Simple Pottery Wheel

Category: #Crafting #QoL
Author: Voltage
Side: Both
Created: Jan 9th 2023 at 4:27 AM
Last modified: May 14th 2023 at 8:26 PM
Downloads: 17014
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Latest file for Various v1.18.x: 1-click install

A pottery wheel for making clay items!

To use simply crouch + RMB with clay in hand to select the recipe. After a recipe is selected use RMB with clay in hand to start forming the clay.

The clay can be retrieved from the wheel by using crouch + RMB with an empty hand.

Powering the wheel with mechanical power from below will double the speed of clay forming but still requires interacting with the pottery wheel.

The mod can now be configured via potterywheel.json located in AppData/Roaming/VintagestoryData/ModConfig
The file should be automatically created on world load if it does not exist.

Currently there are 2 config options:

  • "voxelsPerUse" controls how many voxels are filled per tick when forming clay
  • "poweredMultiplier" controls the multiplier applied when the wheel is powered

Setting these values too high will cause glitchy behavior, I recommend keeping it so voxelsPerUse stays below ~20.

Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v1.1.0 12662 May 14th 2023 at 8:26 PM Show Install now
v1.0.1 1538 Apr 23rd 2023 at 12:11 AM Show Install now
v1.0.0 1824 Jan 9th 2023 at 4:29 AM Show Install now

33 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 MikhaelPerrin, Jan 26th at 5:51 PM

I really love this mod, do you have any plans to update it to 1.19.x?

💬 ChristsRisen, Jan 20th at 1:43 AM

does ne1 know if its working on the new stable? thx

💬 zackadiax24, Jan 10th at 7:43 PM

I did figure out why the pottery wheel was kicking me from the server. It seems that the client side config needs to either match or at the very least be default. I also did some testing and if a server has the config set faster, but the client is default then the pottery wheel will go at the default speed for that particular player. If the client is set faster than the server it results in an exception and a kick from the server.

💬 VaelophisNyx, Jan 10th at 6:37 PM

hey just so you know, this thing has a Huuuuuge impact on FPS while turning & forming large clay objects

💬 Shroom_Ghost, Dec 31st 2023 at 12:06 PM

No matter what I set the VoxelsPerUse to it still seems to be 1?

💬 Ailith, Dec 23rd 2023 at 10:42 AM

v1.19.0-rc.1 tested on a couple things, seems to be working.

💬 BraniyaKz, Dec 16th 2023 at 7:54 AM

For those with questions about Xskills pottery compat, I'll look into it. If I can patch it, it'll be in my upcoming mod, Skill Master.

💬 Falco, Dec 3rd 2023 at 5:02 AM

Can you add an optional dependency, such that if xskills is installed, you get pottery XP?

💬 ASILiara, Nov 30th 2023 at 12:56 AM

As it stands, while I love the concept of the pottery wheel, I think the default configs are a bit slow, especially when you take the duplicate layer option into account for regular clay forming. I'd like to suggest bumping up the default to 2 voxels per use, maybe even 4 if you feel particularly generous, to bring it on-par with Advanced Clayforming™.

💬 zackadiax24, Nov 27th 2023 at 7:06 AM

Im currently trying to use a pottery wheel on a server and it keeps kicking me saying "An action you (or your client) did caused an unhandled exception" The server admins cant figure it out and are theorizing it may be an issue with the mod its self

💬 Telemachus, Oct 21st 2023 at 1:40 PM

Would also love to see xSkills compatibility. Although that may be really difficult. So I wouldn't worry about it too much, if it is.

💬 NethanielShade, Oct 2nd 2023 at 2:47 AM

I love this mod and enjoy using it. My only gripe is that, while using it, roughly every few seconds my game will freeze for a second or two, only while using the pottery wheel. It's consistent and replicatable for me. I talked about it in the discord and was recommended I point it out here.

In client debug, this shows when I start using the pottery wheel:

1.10.2023 21:31:02.049 [VerboseDebug] Select clay from recipe 29, have 76 recipes.
1.10.2023 21:31:03 [Debug] Rift weather value: calm
1.10.2023 21:31:04.885 [VerboseDebug] Received player data for playeruid Vz9K2qJtdC8SWMacvolJ3DT0
1.10.2023 21:31:04.886 [VerboseDebug] Done handling playerdata packet

And in server main this shows that the server stops ticking while using it:

1.10.2023 21:31:41 [Warning] Server overloaded. A tick took 9273ms to complete.
1.10.2023 21:31:58 [Notification] Server ticking has been suspended
1.10.2023 21:32:19 [Notification] A client reconnected, resuming game calendar.
1.10.2023 21:32:19 [Notification] Server ticking has been resumed
1.10.2023 21:32:25 [Notification] Server ticking has been suspended


Again, consistently replicatable for me, every time it freezes while using pottery wheel, the server stops ticking. The game doesn't crash or anything, I can keep playing after a second or two of my game being frozen, so it's only a minor annoyance at worst. Just figured I'd bring it up.


EDIT: Note, upon looking at this mod page and realizing it has a config, changing the pixels per use from 1 (default) to 10 has actually somehow fixed the hitching issue for me. Maybe because I spend less time on the wheel, but either way it's a lot better now lol!

💬 NukoSan, Sep 22nd 2023 at 6:13 PM

Hi Voltage, I will join with the previous questions about the XSkills compatibility, is there a chance?

💬 Galvenox, Sep 3rd 2023 at 9:09 AM

is it compatible with bricklayers mod?


💬 D2Icarus, Jul 31st 2023 at 6:21 AM

I know you said in a previous comment that this mod isn't compat with xskills. Is it possible to make it compatible or is that something that the xskills dev would need to add?

💬 QuakingDoom, Jul 3rd 2023 at 6:01 PM

would love to have this mod's powered functionality scale with mechanical power, sort of like querns and the auto sifter mod. I think 20 voxels per use as an upper limit is totally reasonable, as well lmao. Can imagine a super speed pottery wheel spinning crazy fast, finishing clay things in less than a second

💬 VoltageAuthor, May 14th 2023 at 8:37 PM

AngryOscar I was kinda thinking about it anyway so I went ahead and added a configuration file for the mod. The mod page has been updated with more details if you want to increase the speed.

💬 AngryOscar, May 13th 2023 at 12:17 AM

What line of code can I edit to make this work faster? Its super neat but my gf and I still rather do it the original way because its much faster. Thanks

💬 Ruddi, Mar 3rd 2023 at 3:32 AM

Some time ago I made a pottery wheel for my mod, the block is only decorative, but maybe my model and my textures can be useful in your mod.
If you are interested send me a DM on VS discord.

💬 VoltageAuthor, Feb 27th 2023 at 11:43 PM

Wyrtus Thanks for letting me know, should be fixed now

💬 Wyrtus, Feb 27th 2023 at 5:15 PM

There is a Typo on the game version in the modinfo.json who prevents the mod to work, its jut a missing . (dot) on the version
it is showing on the modinfo.json like 1.18.0-pre 3

how it is:

"dependencies": {
"game": "1.18.0-pre 3"


how it should be:

"dependencies": {
"game": "1.18.0-pre.3"


💬 LoneWolfREM, Feb 8th 2023 at 6:09 PM

Thank you very much. lol I am an old guy and things aren't always obvious to me.

💬 Keldren, Feb 8th 2023 at 4:52 AM

RMB = Right Mouse Button (Right Click)

💬 LoneWolfREM, Feb 8th 2023 at 2:59 AM

What is RMB?

💬 OnePix, Jan 22nd 2023 at 6:03 PM

Awesome! Thanks.

💬 Verlia, Jan 11th 2023 at 9:42 PM

@voltage Totally worth <3

💬 VoltageAuthor, Jan 11th 2023 at 11:56 AM

Verlia You won't get any experience points when using the wheel and you won't recieve any benefits from the abilities when using the wheel, but otherwise it shouldn't break.

💬 Verlia, Jan 11th 2023 at 7:16 AM

Love this <3

How is it not compatible with XSkills? Like, will it break with it? Or just doesn't skill up pottery with XSkills? Because I'd like to keep XSkills and have this, too.

💬 VoltageAuthor, Jan 9th 2023 at 1:36 PM

Craluminum Added a source link to github.

Thranos It's not compatible with XSkills but it should work with modded clay/clay forming.

💬 DanaCraluminum, Jan 9th 2023 at 8:22 AM

Does it have source on github?

💬 Thranos, Jan 9th 2023 at 6:36 AM

Is this compatible with XSkills, by any chance?
Also, does it support modded clays/clayforming shapes?

💬 VoltageAuthor, Jan 9th 2023 at 4:54 AM

Vinter_Nacht Sure, just updated the description.

💬 Vinter_Nacht, Jan 9th 2023 at 4:38 AM

Cab you provide an explanation of how this works in the mod description?

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