The Art Museum’s Lineta Pritchard Pottery Studio [est. 2018] includes six pottery wheels, an area for hand-building, stations for glazing and cleaning and a kiln room. 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 Lineta Pritchard Pottery Studio has been generously funded by The Chapin Foundation with additional support from The Brittain Family, Carolyn Burroughs, Nancy Cave, Sharon and Mike Clayton, Cynthia and Eddie Dyer, Vern Hearl and Bill Pritchard.History and Namesake
The Lineta Pritchard Pottery Studio honors a committed Museum leader whose hard work, commitment and sense of community – since the Museum’s earlier days – have helped make the Art Museum what it is today. Lineta Pritchard was recruited to join the Art Museum’ capital campaign in 1995; with her help, the Museum opened to the public in June 1997.
Over the years, Pritchard conceived and led the efforts to stage many of the Museum’s most recognizable annual fundraising events, including the Spring Tour of Homes and the Bag Ladies Luncheon. She initiated the Museum’s 15th Anniversary Celebration in 2012 and also created the Carolyn Burroughs Arts Patron Award in 2002 to recognize very special Art Museum patrons, including Carolyn Burroughs, who was the first recipient.
Perhaps her greatest achievement was working with the Myrtle Beach City Council to take over the mortgage of the Art Museum building in 2001, giving ownership of the building to the City.
“Our goal in establishing this studio is to provide a unique learning environment for diverse audiences, from grade schoolers to seniors, with a wide range of interests and levels of proficiency, but with a similar desire – to master a material with their hands and create something uniquely their own,” says Patricia Goodwin, Art Museum Executive Director. “Some may take a single session while others will become lifelong students. No matter which road our students take, the Art Museum will be an inspirational catalyst for our students’ personal journeys.”
Arielle Fatuova, the Pottery Studio Coordinator at the Art Museum since 2010, always envisioned the addition of a pottery studio to the education department. After years of hard work with a team of people who believed in the project, the Art Museum was able to make this dream come true. Arielle is a Coastal Carolina University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, focusing in ceramics and specializing in hand-built sculptures in clay.
John Johnson is a recognized ceramicist throughout the Carolinas with three decades of experience in pottery making. John taught ceramics in Little River, SC, at his own studio, Mud Bucket Pottery, and has perfected the art of pottery-making through experimentation, workshops and specialized courses. John believes in the continuous exchange of ideas and techniques with other artists who have helped him to bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary styles.
They say it takes a village. Creating, building and now outfitting the Art Museum’s first-ever Pottery Studio has required a village of designers, contractors, vendors – and some very special and generous donors. With a grant from The Chapin Foundation and gifts from our other generous community friends and donors, we had planned to be able to open our new Pottery Studio debt-free. And we’re close – but not quite there. Can you help put us over the top? We hope you’ll take a moment and make this very special dream for the community a reality.
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.
[meets twice per week]
Tuesdays and Thursdays | 1 – 4 pm
Wednesdays and Fridays | 1 – 4 pm
[meets once per week]
Tuesdays | 6 – 9 pm
Wednesdays | 6 – 9 pm
Thursdays | 6 – 9 pm
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
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Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.