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 May 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, May 11th from 10am - 5pm. 

To be considered for the sale, please fill out the following form below in its entirety. For the last sale, I accepted incomplete applications, but this time 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 5 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 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

  • If you and I went back and forth on the quality of your photos, take them to KA Artist Shop and let them take professional photos for you. If you didn’t hear peep from me as to the quality of your photos, you’re good to submit ones you take yourself.

  • 5 clear, well-lit and new images must be submitted of your work.

  • 1 new image of yourself, preferably working in clay, also of good quality.

  • No images from previous sales may be used.

  • Choose well-lit images.

  • Do not shoot your pot on a cluttered surface/with toilet paper in the background/next to your purse, the slab roller, etc.

  • Multiple pots may be in a single image, just make sure they are arranged in a visually pleasing way.

  • Make sure your whole pot is in the photo.

  • Give me room to crop. Don't take the photo so tight that I don't have options.

  • Make sure the photo isn't grainy or blurry.

  • Take the photo from an angle that we can see what the pot is. Taking shots from multiple angles and choosing the best is a good idea.

  • When in doubt, take it to a professional. KA is pretty cheap. Here’s a link. I would suggest their full-service option.

 

Please complete the form below

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This year, we'll be promoting a little bit differently. I will be selecting 10 artists to do a video feature on our social media leading up to the sale, based on images submitted, idea submission (in the next question), and willingness to be on-camera. You are not required to be on-camera. All artists will be featured on our "Pottery Sale" page of our website.
The short videos of the 10 artists selected will be part of a promotion called "Art School with..." Each artist chosen will demo and briefly talk about a technique used in their work (you don't have to give away your secrets). Videos will be brief, 1-2 minutes in length. What would you demo regarding your work? For example, I would probably demo/talk about drawing (how I choose images, lay them out, fit them to the pot, why I incise the pot directly without drawing it out first, etc). NOTE: If you have no desire to be a featured artist, you can just put "n/a" in the text box.
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 check each box to acknowledge you understand & agree to the following: *