Good Dirt Clay Studio

Located in Athens, Georgia, Good Dirt is a community clay studio with year-round pottery classes for adults and children and a gallery with a fine selection of work by professional artists.  If you have ever been interested in how pottery and ceramics are made, we hope you'll drop in and see us.  Our focus on community = something for everyone!

 

Artist Application 

We're honored that you'd like to join our Holiday Pottery Sale!  Thank you for wanting to be a part of it all - we can't wait to show you off to Athens.  The sale date will be Saturday, December 14th from 10am - 5pm. 

To be considered for the sale, please fill out the following form below in its entirety. Really. You need to have everything to me before you are accepted. We won’t be jurying your work- it is essentially first come, first in, as long as ALL materials are to me, including acceptable photographs.

We need the submitted (emailed) form, your $35 application fee (all money goes towards group advertising), and 3-4 photos of your work as well as 1 of yourself submitted to us via email before accepting you into the sale. 

Spots will go to the first 20(ish) artists to submit all materials correctly and in their entirety.

Please be sure to read each section and thoroughly understand the process and commitment.  We will let everyone know who is in the sale once we've received 20 applications in their entirety.

Thank you!  I think we will create a beautiful show together! And, I love you all.

Photo guidelines

Images get people interested, or not. They let people know if we’ll have quality work, or not. Good images = good attendance = good sales. Take the time to put your best foot forward. All quality images will be used in the promotion of the sale. Poor images will not be included on the site or in marketing.

  • If you and I went back and forth on the quality of your photos, or your photos didn’t end up being featured, let someone take photos for you. If I featured you on IG & FB, you’re good to submit ones you take yourself.

  • 3-4 clear, well-lit quality new images must be submitted of your work.

  • 1 image of yourself, preferably working in clay, also of good quality. This can be the same image as last time.

  • Images with a trashcan, fire extinguisher, toilet paper, slab roller, tampons (yes, this has all happened) etc in the background, images that are poorly lit, images where the entire pot is not in the photo, etc will not be considered for promotion

  • This year, I won’t be doing any heavy editing or going back-and-forth with anyone detailing what to fix. You’ve got this.

 

Please complete the form below

Name *
Name
Everyone will be featured on our web site. This is the text that will appear regarding your work/background/whatever you wish to talk about. Please put it in first person ("I") format. Yes, you may use the bio from last time. No, I don't still have it. If you do recycle the bio from last time, re-read it to make sure this it's still accurate and says what you'd like to say.
12 Days of Pottery Scavenger Hunt *
This is a powerful way to help both yourself and the sale, marketing-wise. Everyone will be donating something, to be fair to all participants. Not everyone has to do the hunt, but I need more people willing to do it than not willing.
If you want to be featured in a more prominent way and help with advertising content for the sale, please send to me by 11/1 EITHER: a short timelapse video (does NOT have to include face, can just be hands working), video, or short text with you discussing some form of process. This will be only about 60 seconds (or a few short paragraphs) and can be on how you find inspiration, how you create, how you throw, how you create surface -anything. It can have words (talking to the camera) or just show your hands creating something. If you do a video, please write a little something so I'm not awkwardly making up an intro. Please let me know if you're planning on doing this so I can sort out the marketing posting schedule for social media.
Let me know your ideas here for free/low cost ways to market the event, or anything else your brain wants to share with me. I'll read over and consider all suggestions. I may not be able to use all the ideas, but I appreciate your input and creativity!
Please check each box to acknowledge you understand & agree to the following: *