Handbuilding a Bud Vase

Our Story

Nestled in the old fishing village of Avon (historically named "Kinnakeet"), Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom is a cozy and welcoming place.

Our salt-crusted beach shop sits off the beaten path - but can easily be found with just a couple of turns off of Highway 12!

Every year, we welcome travelers from near and far who come to enjoy time at the beach. Summer is our busiest season and we love the hustle and bustle that vacationers bring. In the winter, as things quiet down, we enjoy being able to spend more time in the studio.

Come explore our collection of pottery, art, and fine craft; our showroom features over 30 local and regional artists!

Our Studio

We are lucky enough to have not one, but two studio spaces in which we work. Our handbuilding studio is located just off of our showroom and you will likely catch us working on our "Littles" collection when you visit.

The studio is equipped with a slab roller, two large working tables, and pottery making supplies including form molds and surface decoration tools.

Our resident artists each have a private space in another building just down the street where they create their wheel thrown pottery and glaze all of our pieces.

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Our Showroom

Wander through our gallery and explore the many layers of love that go into the making of each handmade piece. Our hope is that one (or two!) items will speak to you and that you will find something wonderful to treasure for many years to come. What a great souvenir of your time spent in the Outer Banks!

There is always something new coming out of the kilns and into the showroom. We invite you to come and park under our awesome 300-year old oak tree, browse our showroom, possibly catch a glimpse of one of our resident artists working in the studio, and of course take a minute to sit on our porch and enjoy the relaxing breezes of ocean air.

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Quality Craftsmanship

Our skilled artists hold themselves to a high standard of craftsmanship and take pride in every piece they create.

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Stunning Design

Personal tastes may vary, but one thing that is constant in our showroom is beauty!

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Small Batch Only

No mass production here. Every artist featured in our showroom only produces one-of-a-kind handmade items.