To the right is my wheel setup. Many ideas have come from Clayart.
The table around my wheel is a lavatory countertop that I got free from a local kitchen cabinet store. I cut a curved area out of it that fits my wheel's splashpan.
I sit very high compared to most people. I am 5'2" amd my wheel head is 29" high. My stool is 26.5" high. It's an adjustable drummer's stool. My hips and knees are happy with this arrangement. I tried throwing standing up but my legs bothered me a lot.
The wheel is a Shimpo VL Whisper that I've had for a few years. My only problem with it is the splash pan that is hard to snap closed. I have adjustable pipe clamps strung together around it to hold it shut.
I have a mirror to the left for viewing the pot profile without bending over.
I use small Creative Industries Bats and larger plaster bats that I make using the Lester plaster bat mold system. These include plastic inserts for the batpin holes.
Note the top shelf. I have a trimmings catcher that I slip into my splash pan. It's a big plastic planter that I cut to size with a saber saw.
Note that I have a board under my left foot, plus a brick to prop my foot on so my foot is at an angle.
Below the mirror is a wood mallett. I use that to start the centering of the clay before I put my hands on it. I get the clay mostly centered by gentle pounding, like you would do with your hands. BUT I have arthritis in my hands now and can't use them as malletts any more!!
I use a Giffin Grip, a great tool for production throwing. It takes up very little room, compared to a pile of handmade chucks.