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!

Carbon trapping rules.

I just got this jug out of the kiln on Friday and it already sold on Sunday before I even had a chance to put a price on it. The shino carbon trapped beautifully. Part was surely luck, part great firing technique, and part a neat glaze trick. By using an ash glaze with a soluble alkali component, more soda ash and other soluble salts precipitated on the exterior glaze surface. I love it when a plan comes together...