How to Smoke Fire Pottery - Of the three methods of firing clay at home, It seems like the easiest (and safest!) method to try as it doesn't need a lot of equipment or space.
How-To: Build a Trashcan Raku Kiln
To begin any pottery project you have to condition your clay before taking it to the wheel. thi is called Wedging, its a dull tedious and labour intensive.
Lamong designs for treadle wheels, the “Leach” type stands out as a popular favorite. In the embedded video, potter David Berg demonstrates the action of a Leach-type treadle wheel
Personal pottery studio still a little much for my needs/space