The Potter is an early-settlement production building for the Pottery resource, which satisfies the Tier 2 population need for Furnishings and becomes an important industrial input for Tier 3 Alcohol production in later eras.

Each level upgrade for the Potter increases its base efficiency, allowing for a higher volume of production per building (at the same cost per unit). Due to the high Wood consumption for this production, advancing to Charcoal or Coke fuel sources is strongly recommended once they become available.


Appearance Building Level Unlocked By Build Cost Base Efficiency Workers Profession Movable
Potter 1 1.png 1 Pottery 2 Hammers

1 Wood

1.0 2 Artisan Red x.svg
Potter 2 1.png 2 Potter's Wheel 2 Hammers

1 Wood

1 Leather

1.5 2 Artisan Red x.svg
Potter 3 1.png 3 Kiln

Bronze Working

1 Planks

3 Hammers

2 Stone

2.0 2 Artisan Red x.svg
Potter 4 1.png 4 Glazing

Bronze Working

2 Shovels

2 Stone

2 Planks

3.0 2 Artisan Red x.svg


To find out how much your buildings will produce, look up your current Workforce and divide it by the Needed Workforce for that recipe.

Recipe Building


Cost per Unit Produced
Workforce Clay Water Fuel
Pottery 1 1.2 0.3 0.1 0.8 Wood
0.2 Charcoal
0.2 Coke