HOW IT STARTED
What began as a home-based pandemic pivot-project born out of necessity, has since transitioned into a growing small business.
After eventually outgrowing her home studio and stepping away from large-scale group teaching, Wyeth established Pinch. She began working out of the creative hub that is The San Diego Made Factory in September of 2022.
With several years of combined teaching experience, Wyeth and her team specialize in small group, hands-on, private lessons for both children and adults. The private setting allows for an in depth look at ceramics, not often found within large group settings. She hopes that everyone who visits Pinch leaves with a unique piece of pottery made by their hands, as well as a love for the craft and a desire to try it again!
HOW IT'S GOING
Today Pinch is a fully operational 650 sq ft ceramic studio located within the heart of downtown San Diego, CA.
Pinch is a modern take on the classic ceramic studio! We aim to step away from the traditional studio setting + pottery lesson format, and instead provide a boutique pottery experience.
Equipped with 8 potter's wheels, three large handbuilding tables, a glaze station, and a 7 cubic ft kiln, we have a wide range of offerings.
In addition to lessons and workshops Pinch offers drop-in studio time, monthly memberships, as well as firing services!
Come Pinch with us!
GET TO KNOW US
(OWNER / INSTRUCTOR)
After graduating from college during the height of the pandemic, with a BFA in Sculpture and Integrated Practices, Wyeth began creating wares from her studio apartment in between juggling various jobs.
As her clientele grew, so did her pottery line, Whimsy.
You can learn more about Wyeth's work and read her story here!
After eventually outgrowing her home studio and stepping away from large-scale group teaching, Wyeth established Pinch.
Tessa grew up playing with sand and clay in Laguna Beach, and graduated from USD where she received her teaching credential in Elementary Education. She is a classically trained vocalist who has spent the past two years as a music teacher for grades K-6. She loves teaching and all things creative. Her favorite class in high school was AP Ceramics, so she enrolled in ceramics classes at City College, and has been steadily building her skills as an artist and teacher ever since. She looks forward to pursuing a creative life and encouraging others on their own artistic journeys. Find her on Instagram at @sweettceramics .