Like all hobbies, it can be very easy to spend too much money acquiring all the tools, equipment, materials and set up you think you might need but in reality it always best to take your time. As you learn you will begin to develop a better understanding of what you may or may not need or in fact whether you wish to pursue this new hobby.
All The Gear And No Idea
We have all heard this phrase and it's true. Go to class and courses and see if you like pottery in the first place. If there aren't any local courses, perhaps find a family member or friend who's a potter and seek their advice. You Tube offers million of free videos and there will be plenty for you to do your own research. Here are few videos which you may find beneficial to wet your appetite:
Steve Mcdonald shows you how to make your own clay: