Learn how to make your own pottery in Myrtle Beach

Making your own pottery in Myrtle Beach is a great way to be creative and surprisingly relaxing!

There’s only one place you can learn to make your own pottery in Myrtle Beach and that’s at the The Art Museum’s Lineta Pritchard Pottery Studio in Myrtle Beach.  The studio opened in 2018 and includes six pottery wheels, an area for hand-building, stations for glazing and cleaning, and a kiln room.

We were beyond excited to try our hand at making a few pieces and quickly found that our instructor and Pottery Studio Coordinator, Arielle, was not only a patient instructor, but very talented and knowledgeable.

With small and intimate class sizes, instructors provide students (ages 16 and up) of all levels of experience with one-on-one attention, working with them to enhance their technical strengths and improve technique. Both wheel throwing and hand-building (i.e., pinching, coiling and slab-building) classes are offered.  The studio has also found a way to give back with therapy sessions for different groups.  They will begin classes for Veterans in January.

Through our experience, we found that making your own pottery allows you to clear your mind and unwind.  We left feeling relaxed and super proud of what we had created, even though it was our first time.

You can check out class information and pricing below:

Choose between 3-Week or 6-Week sessions
$225/members | $250/non-members
Discounts available to members at the Individual level and above.
tuition includes 3-week or 6-week session, 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings.

3-Week and 6-Week sessions are reserved for ages 16 and up.
Summer camps will be available for students 8-15. See below for more information.

3-Week Sessions
[meets twice per week]

Wheel Throwing
Tuesdays and Thursdays | 1 – 4 pm

Hand Building
Wednesdays and Fridays | 1 – 4 pm

6-Week Sessions
[meets once per week]

Wheel Throwing
Tuesdays | 6 – 9 pm

Hand Building
Wednesdays | 6 – 9 pm

Wheel Throwing
Thursdays | 6 – 9 pm

Hand Building
Saturdays | 10 am – 1 pm

Open Studio Hours
*Open-studio hours are free for all registered pottery-class students. Hours may vary during summer months.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | 10 am – 12 N
Saturday | 2 – 4 pm

Call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510 for all class registrations or register online by clicking here.