Lineta Pritchard Pottery Studio at the Art Museum of Myrtle Beach

April 2023
Written By: 
Grand Strand Magazine Staff
Photographs by: 
courtesy of the Art Museum of Myrtle Beach

The Lineta Pritchard Pottery Studio at the Art Museum of Myrtle Beach celebrates five years since opening its doors in April 2018. At the Pottery Studio, you may learn to throw a pot, hand-build a mug or complete one of the many projects demonstrated during the three-hour class. The Studio is a hive of activity with six pottery wheels, an area for hand-building, racks of shelving, a separate room with two kilns and enthusiastic instructors to help people from all backgrounds learn to play in clay.

With small class sizes providing the opportunity for individualized instructions, students are introduced to the basics of hand-building, wheel throwing and glazing with demonstrations of additional techniques offered based on class interests and experience levels.

The Studio’s intimate atmosphere allows for six students per class, ensuring one-on-one attention that allows students to progress at a faster pace. Classes are offered in six-week terms, with each class running three hours in length—allowing each student the opportunity to immerse themselves in the skills required to turn a piece of clay into a finished work of art.

“There is nothing more rewarding than observing students discover their potential working from a lump of clay to a hardened ceramic, to a fully finished piece covered in the vibrant colors of the glass that make up the glaze,” says Pottery Studio Manager Natalie von Loewenfeldt. “It is truly magical for the instructor and student alike. It’s a transformative experience.