“Mess is the motor of creativity”
… 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? Scroll this page and see what works for you! 

pottery classes:

  • 6 week wheel series. $150+clay: This is our most popular offering here at Pineapple Studios! We have classes geared toward beginners, advanced throwers, and hand builders, so that there is something for everyone! 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. Check the Happenings page to view our schedule and see which class is right for you! (PS: wear clothes that can get dirty!)


  • private lessons. Includes 2 people. $45/hour: These are the perfect solution for those who prefer daytime lessons! We offer private lessons Tuesday-Sat 12-4pm with advanced registration. Try it just once, or make it a monthly tradition, because private lessons are meant to suit your schedule and needs. Private lessons can be on or off the wheel, your choice, and they make for an excellent event or celebration! Head on over to the “Contact Us” page so we can chat about available dates with you. (PS: wear clothes that can get dirty!)

paint your own pottery

Are you more intrigued by surface design? Or a wine & design night for your birthday? Interested in booking the room for a private party? Sure! Wondering if we offer discounted rates for fabulous nonprofits? YES! Head on over to the “Contact Us” page to chat about available dates and details.



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, the ocean, and powers those two things have when combined. She can be found working on orders almost daily- so swing by and say hello!

Describe your pottery in one word: comforting                                                                     What is your favorite thing to make? my signature cups





meet Lauren

After graduating from ECU in 2012 with a BFA in Ceramics, and a BS in Communications, Lauren worked at the Pit County Arts Council at Emerge in Greenville, NC. There, she was the pottery studio coordinator and clay instructor for a variety of kids and adult classes. In 2014, she moved to Wilmington to fulfill a Resident Artist position at Pineapple Studios for a year. During that time she began to teach adult throwing classes at the studio, where she continue to do so.

Describe your pottery in one word: fluid
What is your favorite thing to make? large vessels and pitchers





meet Maria

Weaving together her work as a conceptual/visual artist with her passion for yoga and healing, Maria is continuously in awe of the transformative power of the human spirit. Maria focused in ceramics & mixed media sculpture to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Appalachian State University. She has learned that when art making is used as a contemplative practice, our individual and collective creative flow becomes infinitely spacious.

Describe your pottery in one word: Curious!
What is your favorite thing to make? Installations of multiples!