In addition to showcasing the work of some of the area’s most talented artists, the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum also provides pottery lessons to locals and museum members. The Lineta Pritchard Pottery Studio is graciously funded by The Chapin Foundation, along with extra support from the Brittain Family, Carolyn Burroughs, Nancy Cave, Sharon and Mike Clayton, Cynthia and Eddie Dyer, Vern Hearl and Britt Pritchard. Founded in 2018, the studio offers six-week sessions on wheel techniques, as well as hand building pottery.
The collection pictured includes work by students in the class. The textured bottom bowl is by Roxy Summers, tiny vases are by Jessica Bacon, the vase figure and cup saucer by Caryl Brown, and the small agateware and fluted bowls by Matt Owens.
Students that take part in the class also have access to the Open Studio Hours while they are students in the six-week pottery program. Class sizes are small, with only three students per class, which allows for personalized instruction. The instructors, Natalie von Loewenfeldt and Derek Edwards, are experienced artisans that will help you learn how to create fun and artistic figures, bowls and more. For more information, be sure to visit the museum website at myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.