PotterDraw is a free 3D software application for designing and visualizing pottery. It's useful for creating cylindrical shapes such as pots, flasks, vases, bowls, plates, cups, glasses, goblets, or anything similar. The outer wall of the pot is drawn using a spline, which consists of one or more curved or linear segments. The inner wall is generated automatically.

PotterDraw can export files suitable for 3D printing. It can also map synthesized or user-specified textures onto the pot. Mesh and texture properties can be modulated by oscillators for more complex effects, and the modulations can be animated to create videos.

Here's a gallery of images created with PotterDraw, plus videos. And, here's a visual tour of PotterDraw's properties. PotterDraw includes complete documentation.


May 21, 2021

Version 1.0.8 fixes a bug affecting generated palettes. Check the release notes and download.

Mar 5, 2018

Version 1.0.7 adds secondary modulation and other nice things.

Jan 20, 2018

Version 1.0.6 adds a cool new mesh effect called Ruffle.

Dec 23, 2017

Version 1.0.5 adds new four new texture mappings, and more mesh properties too.

Nov 21, 2017

Version 1.0.4 adds new features: polygonal shapes, radius texture mapping, and more.

Oct 24, 2017

Version 1.0.3 adds new features: more scallop properties, and more waveforms.

Sep 07, 2017

Version 1.0.2 adds Scallop Phase and other new features.

Aug 10, 2017

Initial version 1.0.0 released.