The potter can make vessels that can hold things and that are often used by other trades.

What are the best strategies on developing and using the pottery skill? What recipes are the most and least useful? Which classes are best suited to be potters? Which cities are best to practice your trade? Can you make a profit off of pottery, and if so how?

Post your strategies on how to best use and develop the pottery skill, and read, rate and comment on those posted by others.
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collapsed items
# Sep 10 2005 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
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does anyone know if a collapsed version of the pottery wheel or kiln exsist, and if so what is it called?

collapsed items
# Oct 10 2007 at 3:23 PM Rating: Excellent
Ungainly Ninja
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Fellowship wrote:
does anyone know if a collapsed version of the pottery wheel or kiln exsist, and if so what is it called?


No such beast exists.
Pottery skill almost impossible to raise..HELP
# Jun 03 2004 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
I am a Vah Shir bard with an Int of 85 and a wis of 90. i am having a bear of a time raising my skill in pottery. I fail over and over again and I dont mean I just try for five minutes.. I have spent hours/days/weeks at the pottery wheel and platnum attempting to raise the Impossible . Is my int and wis seriously affecting my ability to raise my skills? So far I have managed to get myself to 57... but I am now broke. and I still cannot manage to finish the quest of the broken vase which is rather low on the scale of quests. I have failed three times and the quest items to make this thing take forever to get. I dont want to have to do this again only to fail. What am I doing wrong????? Please help me.
RE: Pottery skill almost impossible to raise..HELP
# Sep 10 2004 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
I actually ended up killing this character and starting a new one. Can I say WOW. I changed where I put my starting skillpoints and I was lvling in pottery so fast it wasnt funny. My first bard character was simply made poorly before I knew about skills. thanks for you help. (FYI she not only increased in her skills but is now already lv 20 ...so much easier than fighting with a poorly made character).
RE: Pottery skill almost impossible to raise..HELP
# Jul 03 2004 at 4:21 AM Rating: Excellent

See my post below on the INT/WIS connection to tradeskills. Basically, you need one of those two as high as possible to help you out. Some other tradeskills have secondary stats that can substitute for INT/WIS, but not pottery as far as I know.

Hope this helps.
Grukkaa, 80 Druid

"It's only the giving that makes you what you are..."
anyone help me 8D
# Dec 28 2003 at 7:38 AM Rating: Decent
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what stats should i have maxed out to learn this skill faster?

65th wizard
rallos zek
RE: anyone help me 8D
# Jan 03 2004 at 11:55 AM Rating: Good

Max out your WIS or INT, whichever is easier for you. The highest of those will help out with any tradeskill. Some have secondary skills - STR will help with Smithing, and DEX is alleged to help with Fletching, although there is still some debate about this.

As far as I know, only the highest of WIS or INT will help with Pottery.

Hope this helps!
Grukkaa, 80 Druid

"It's only the giving that makes you what you are..."
Increasing skill above 192
# Aug 03 2003 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
My pottery skill is 192 and I'd like to know the best (and least expensive) way to increase it. I've been making casserole dishes, but it's a PITA to do all the combines, not to mention it'll be trivial for me soon. What's next on the pottery trail?
RE: Increasing skill above 192
# Aug 14 2003 at 5:15 PM Rating: Excellent

You might want to check out:

That's a quick trivial listing for all pottery items - click on the item to find out the recipe and pick the one you want to try out.

Hope this helps.
Grukkaa, 80 Druid

"It's only the giving that makes you what you are..."
RE: Increasing skill above 192
# Sep 08 2003 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Actually, what I meant is what is the best and most cost effective way to continue increasing my pottery skill at this point? Keep in mind the ease of obtaining materials, cost of the items, complexity of the combines, etc.

It seems like I have to make the ceramic bands and planar stiens now, but I was hoping there'd be a better way!

# Jun 27 2003 at 1:48 PM Rating: Excellent
164 posts
What is a smoker used for? I am unable to find it in any of the recipes.
RE: Smoker
# Nov 24 2004 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent
I believe I used a smoker to make BBQ sauce in GoD baking recipes
Lvl 64 Druid
Ceramic arrow shafts
# Sep 28 2002 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
17 posts
I need ceramic arrow shafts for fletching, so I wonder if it is possible to make them using the pottery skil. Can anyone give me some information about that, or any possible trivial?
RE: Ceramic arrow shafts
# Jan 17 2003 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
I was wondering the same thing. When I saw the price per arrow (approx 5pp), I was taken aback!
Trivials on medium bowls
# Aug 27 2002 at 10:40 PM Rating: Decent
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My mistake it was the kiln that was telling me I could not increase my skill not the wheel.

The trivials on medium bowls have changed. I stopped gaining skill with them at 75. Any suggestions on moving up without paying 1pp per sketch?

Druid Wood-Elf 11
Brewing 68, Pottery 101

Edited, Sat Aug 31 11:42:49 2002
Druid 12 Woodelf
Mistress Potter
Mistress Baker
Mistress Brewer
Casserole Dish
# Aug 16 2002 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
121 posts
NEVER MIND. I found it in West Freeport at the unmarked building across from the Hogcaller's Inn.

I was looking at EQ Traders for their pottery recipes, and they have one listed "Casserole Dish, NEW." I've checked the Merchants in Kelethin and Felwithe, and they don't have the sketch. Before I go running all over Norrath, does anyone know where I could find the sketch for the casserold dish?

Velvetina Sateen
Level 25 Cleric
Xegony Server

Edited, Sat Aug 17 21:49:23 2002
Kerridwen Soulsaver
70 Cleric
Casserole Dish
# Oct 10 2007 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
Can now be found in Cresent Reach
I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay,
I sleep all night, and I work all day.
I chop down trees, I wear high heels,
Suspenders and a bra.
I wish I'd been a girlie,
Just like my dear papa!
RE: Casserole Dish
# Nov 14 2002 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
in the little town in jaggedpine, im pretty sure thats the only place they're sold
RE: Casserole Dish
# Jan 25 2003 at 3:45 AM Rating: Decent
261 posts
i can confirm that they are not regularly sold in the West Freeport shop mentioned above. It appears Jaggedpine is the (only) way to go.
Urnihixul Noctumbra

~Order of Seibwen/Ancient Fellowship/In Via Damnum/Alliance of Hope~
108 Rogue
RE: Casserole Dish
# Aug 26 2002 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
Casserole Sketches are only found in Jaggedpine, along with Non stick Frying pans :)
Couple of hours and about 30 plat...
# Jul 22 2002 at 4:37 PM Rating: Excellent
316 posts
... the details I found at: EQ Traders' "Becoming A Master Potter on 30pp Or Less" - By Kury.

From there, it's all about collecting a buttload of Zombie Skins before you can progress, so the skill advances are a little slower.

Edited, Mon Jul 22 17:26:39 2002
Couple of hours and about 30 plat...
# Mar 12 2008 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
54 posts
This link is now dead, whatever it suggested is lost forever.
Gate Potion HELP
# Jul 17 2002 at 7:47 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Please may anyone here be willing to list or tell me where i can find the ingrediants to make Gate Potions please, I cant seem to be able to find it on allakhazam. Thank You

Siras 55 Warrior of Erollisi marr.
RE: Gate Potion HELP
# Jul 23 2002 at 1:56 AM Rating: Decent
go to eqtraders.com
Melcar Von Lonewulf

It's not what it is, it's what it is'nt, is'nt it?
iron Oxide
# Jul 15 2002 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
If you happen across any iron oxide (found in the hole or steamfont) please send me a tell on the Innoruuk server. I will travel to you for it. Price to be negotiated at time of transaction.
Bread tin???
# Jun 18 2002 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
So, potters can make pie "tin", and muffin "tin" and all the other baking things, so why not BREAD Tins....the one I most get asked for....only smiths....doesn't make sense....
Iron Oxide ?
# Jun 11 2002 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
29 posts
Is Iron Oxide used in pottery recipes and if so, is it valuable ? (apparently it's rare..... ?)

Celegorn Dunedain Tunare Ranger

RE: Iron Oxide ?
# Jul 12 2002 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
1,262 posts
Iron Oxide is a component in Divine Glazing - needed for making idols (pottery skill 250+ trivial)
Down and Dirty Pottery
# Nov 08 2001 at 10:42 AM Rating: Excellent
Down and Dirty Pottery ~ by Cormath Loremaster

***** ALL pottery wheel (first step) must have a flask of water *****

Pottery is a two-step process. First, combine the material, sketch
and a flask of water on a pottery wheel. Second, place the product
with the firing sheet(s) in the kiln to finish.

Clay conversion rates (Trivial at 21)
3 Small Blocks of Clay, Flask of Water = 1 Block of Clay
3 Blocks of Clay, Flask of Water = 1 Large block of Clay
1 Block of Clay, Flask of Water = 1 Small block of Clay
1 Large Block of Clay, Flask of Water = 1 Block of Clay

(For the first one one or two, save yourself the cost of the firing
sheets by not firing the product in the klin and just destroying it.)

Clay Jar, Medium (Trivial at 36)
Block of Clay, Medium Clay Jar Sketch
Q Firing Sheet

Clay Jar, Large (Trivial at 41)
Block of Clay, Large Clay Jar Sketch
Q Firing Sheet

Pot (Trivial at 56)
Large Block of Clay, Pot Sketch
HQ Firing Sheet

Smoker (Trivial at 82)
Large Block, Smoker Sketch
2 HQ Firing Sheets

Bowl, Small (Trivial at 102)
Small Block of Clay, Bowl Sketch
HQ Firing Sheet

Pie Tin (Trivial at 115)
2 Blocks of Clay, Pie Tin Sketch
HQ Firing Sheet

Small Wisdom Deity (Trivial at 135)(+2 WIS, CLR, DRU, ranged slot)
Large Block, Deity Sketch, Sands of Ro
HQ Firing Sheet

Poison Vial (Trivial at 148)
Small Block, Vial sketch
HQ Firing Sheet

Poison Vial, Lined (Trivial at 168)
Small Block of Clay, Lined Poison Vial Sketch,
one old world pelt/skin other than ruined or low quality (including zombie skins)
HQ Firing Sheet

Poison Vial, Sealed (Trivial at 188)
Small Block of Clay, Sealed Poison Vial Sketch,
one old world pelt/skin other than ruined or low quality (including zombie skins)
HQ Firing Sheet

Imbued Idols (Trivial at 200+)
Large Block, Idol Sketch, Vial of Clear Mana, sculpting tools, imbued gem
HQ Firing Sheet, Divine Crystalline Glaze
RE: Down and Dirty Pottery
# Nov 27 2001 at 9:56 AM Rating: Excellent
1,262 posts
I have one small issue with your suggested path:

Sands of Ro are very hard to come by for lower levels. You need to get it from Sand Giants which are a level 35 MOB (usually). Medium bowls are a much better option than Small Wisdom Deities for lower level characters. When Medium bowls trivial move to poison vials.

Slipskin Ashenheart
30 Rogue, Half-Elf
Bertoxx Server
Master Potter
RE: Down and Dirty Pottery
# Jul 21 2003 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
I have a question about pottery with imbued gems and/or enchanted clay. Does the maker need to be a certain deity to make them, ot just to use them?
RE: Down and Dirty Pottery
# Mar 26 2002 at 1:43 PM Rating: Excellent
11 posts
ya he is right. i started to make med. bowls at skill lvl 20 i've only acually seceded in makeing it twice but my skill goes up any ways i went from a skill of 20 to a skill of 50 in 5 min
Kinuvian valentino
Thurgadin gate potion...
# Nov 07 2001 at 8:47 AM Rating: Excellent

This is mostly an answer to something Garwin asked about six weeks ago...

I'm inclined to assume that by now you either know what you wanted to, or you got bored and don't care. Either way, the question you asked is almost certainly of interest to a lot of people. (Which is the main reason for posting here, rather than a reply.)

You can make a potion with a single charge of 'Thurgadin Gate'! The potion is LORE & NO DROP. This is a required component for the fourth prayer shawl quest in Thurgadin. Personally, I have made and used about a dozen of these and haven't finished the third shawl as yet.

You make the potion in two stages:
*Make a Velium vial:
(At a pottery wheel.)
3 crystalline silks.
2 glass shards.
1 small brick of Velium.

==1 unfired Velium vial.

(At a kiln.)
1 unfired Velium vial.
1 high quality firing sheet.

==1 Velium Vial.
(This bit is trivial with a pottery skill of 122.)

*Make a potion of Velium vapours:
(Get a Velium purifier from Frundle Frenkler, by saying, "Velium vapors".)
1 Velium vial.
2 small pieces of Velium.

And there ya have it. One potion with a single charge of Thurgadin gate. The cast time seems a little longer than casting gate. I've never tested it, so I don't know if it can be interrupted.

Everything you need is available in Thurgadin, or in the Crystal caverns. Bricks and small pieces of Velium are dropped by Ry'Gorr miners. Crystalling silks are dropped by Crystalline spiders.

Hope this helps a little.

"Death is coming..."
"Te aurdire no possum. Musa sapienum fixa est in aura."
Enchant clay?
# Oct 16 2001 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
my enchanter can enchant clay whats the purpose of this??
RE: Enchant clay?
# Oct 18 2001 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
1,262 posts
Certain diety idols require enchanted clay instead of regular clay.
Skilling to 122 for 10pp
# Oct 03 2001 at 7:46 PM Rating: Default
That DEF is almost right except he skipped small bowls which are soooo much cheaper to make. I am a 31 shaman. I don't play this character much lately so his gear is not that good. My charisma when purachasing was 113 and when skilling my wisdom was 125 and dexterity 108. I did this in Halas which is small and therefore not alot of distance between stores. You can buy yer sketches from Skoni by the lake then clay and water at Dok's and walk right over to the pottery wheel at The Golden Torc. I started out messing around w/ clay, you know take one block and a water flask and combine this is trivial at about 20. Then I decided to make small bowls very cheap and very simple except they become trivial at 102. Take one bowl sketch, one small block of clay and one flask water combine til u reach 102. Then go to the medium bowls til 122. I just did this and it cost me very close to 10pp give or take a few gp. So, do not go directly to medium bowls if yer cheap like I am make the small bowls for 1/4 the price.
RE: Skilling to 122 for 10pp
# Apr 01 2002 at 3:21 PM Rating: Excellent
216 posts
You took the words right of my mouth! I just finished an extended pottery stint in Halas. Some extra tidbits of information:

Firing the small bowls is a total waste of money. The firing sheet costs more than the finished bowl's selling price. Firing the bowl is trivial at a very low level; therefore you won't gain any skill by firing it. It was a bit disturbing to destroy all those unfired small bowls along the way, even though it was ultimately more cost effective than finishing them.

However, medium bowls are different! The cost to craft AND fire a medium bowl is almost equal to (2 copper more than) its selling price. Again, the trivial level for firing them is much lower; how low I'm not sure. But this means that for every successful medium bowl, you'll get your money back. At what level a potter should switch from small to medium bowls bears some experimentation. I'd guess a skill of 80....

Edited, Mon Apr 1 15:19:50 2002
Phreda Biggles
57 Halfling Warrior
pottery skill up fast
# Sep 26 2001 at 8:09 AM Rating: Default
Thurgadin is the place. Started with Medium bowls, that maxed at over 100, skill went up very fast with dex buff and holding the book. Now on large bowl, just make it in pottery wheel and destroy if you succeed. Cost me 15pp to go from skill if 1 to 140 and its still going up at that lvl. Large brick clay, large bowl sketch and water. If on Bristlebane give me a tell, banut lvl 56 shamaness.
thurga gate
# Sep 23 2001 at 9:54 PM Rating: Default
6 posts
Yes you can make them, they are trivial at 120ish but they are LORE and NODROP so you can have 1 yup only 1 at a time and you have to be in Thurga to make it because its part 4 of the coldain prayer shawl
Limm Daul
55 Child of Darkness-Veeshan
"Fear me not, but fear my hell"
RE: thurga gate
# May 19 2003 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
I have made these in Shadow Haven without any trouble. You have to get the purifier in Thurgadin only.
#Anonymous, Posted: Sep 25 2001 at 12:44 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Boy,
Thurg Gate Potions??
# Sep 22 2001 at 5:43 PM Rating: Default
I have heard about Thurgadin Gate potions but I haven't been able to find out any information about them. Do they Exist? Someone here on the post said they do. What skill level is needed? What is the final product called? How much does it cost per attempt to make one potion? Are they made purely with pottery skill or does it require alchemy? Is there a web site that describes this in more detail? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Garwin Blade Bringer
49th Dwarven Paladin of "Firebron"

"Life is a **** sandwich, take a bite or starve."
RE: Thurg Gate Potions??
# Oct 19 2001 at 7:24 AM Rating: Default
well if you didnt find out. Its part of the shawl quest. You have to make the vapors. And it is a gate potion your suppose to give to an npc. But it works for you to.
where are kilns
# Sep 19 2001 at 3:10 PM Rating: Default
where are there any kilns to do pottery im a rogue looking to see how but im not sure how to do it and how to combine it can someone please help
where are kilns
# Sep 19 2001 at 3:10 PM Rating: Default
where are there any kilns to do pottery im a rogue looking to see how but im not sure how to do it and how to combine it can someone please help
Enchanted Clay?
# Sep 09 2001 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
It seems like there are more and more "Enchant whatever" spells cropping up for Enchanters all the time. I noticed "Enchant Clay" today, anyone know what enchanted clay is good for? Really NICE pots and poision vials?
Dargadin, Barbarian Shaman of the 61st Season
Lost Fires
Ayonae Ro Server

RE: Enchanted Clay?
# Jul 31 2002 at 3:15 AM Rating: Excellent
58 posts
Enchant Clay is used for making Imbued Idols, deity specific items, which raise stats.
Should rogues do this?
# Sep 02 2001 at 10:49 PM Rating: Default
258 posts
Alrighty. Any fellow rogues out there gimme a hand on this. My plan for my upcomming rogue is this:

Make a barbie rogue, get as high as possible in pottery for the vials and a little money, if I haven't hit the make poison mark yet, master tailoring for a little money maker (I'll be that annoying barbie rogue constantly auctioning off tailored backpacks), hit make poison skill and master/grand master it (I'm not sure how high you can get in the skill). Not a lot to debate on but just tell me what you think, especially concerning the pottery. Donka shan and PEACE!
Sands of RO?
# Sep 02 2001 at 9:19 PM Rating: Good
Where can I find these? I have no idea where to look! If you can help me out, that would be fantastic =)
RE: Sands of RO?
# Sep 03 2001 at 6:08 PM Rating: Default
Sand giants
RE: Sands of RO?
# Sep 04 2001 at 9:14 AM Rating: Default
Thankies =)
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