… so come get messy with us! No experience necessary… just the willingness to get dirty. We do our best to offer a great variety of workshops and artists, so be sure to check our Happenings Page to stay in the loop! Looking for information on our class series and private lessons? Explore this page and see what works for you! 

mess is the motor
of creativity


This is our most popular offering here at Pineapple Studios and it's great for beginners. Classes are held in the evenings and run for 6 weeks. Each series fills very quickly so advanced registration is required and refunds are not accommodated. (PS: wear clothes that can get dirty!)

6 week wheel series

$150 + clay

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We mostly offer studio access ONLY to potters who have completed either a six week series or three private lessons here at Pineapple Studios. Sound like you? Sign up below!

monthly studio access

$100 + clay

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This six week class series provides a supportive environment for the student wanting to learn the fundamentals of clay and wheel throwing. The overall focus of the course is to develop and further the skills necessary for throwing on the potter’s wheel. We cover basic clay preparation, cups, bowls, handles, and glazing. Class time includes demonstrations and open discussions intended to help further the students’ clay vocabulary and knowledge of the wheel. The intimate class size provides an ideal setting that’s great for beginners, lending itself to plenty of opportunities for one-on-one instruction.


Interested in privates lessons? We can't wait to hear from you!
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Absolutely! All classes are beginner friendly.

I've never done pottery before, is that ok?

Everyone is different in their ability on the wheel! Typically, people leave having constructed bowls and/or cups. Everything always looks fabulously unique.

What do I make in a private lesson?

Yes! You'd be booking 2 lessons. Making your time $90/hr. 

Can 3 people take a private lesson?

You must be at least 4 years old to take a private lesson. Parents must stay. You must be 16 years or older to participate in a private lesson or 6 week series unattended. 

What is the minimum age to work on the wheel?

meet jess - owner, instructor, and studio potter

Before opening Pineapple Studios, Jess attended ECU to receive her BFA in Ceramics. Similar to her love for yoga, she was drawn to pottery for its ability to express and to heal. Her work is inspired by the grieving process, tidal changes, lunar phases and the powers those things have when aligned. As a native american ceramicist, Jess values the way clay can be used for both storytelling and functional gathering. She can be found working on orders almost daily- so swing by and say hello!

Describe your pottery in one word: storytelling
What is your favorite thing to make? coffee cups!