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!

Yay! Registration is now open for 2017 Summer Camps!

Camps will begin the week of May 22nd and run for 12 straight weeks from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

We offer camp for three different age groups each week:  4-6 year olds, 7-9 year olds, and 10+.   There is some flexibility to this if you want siblings to stay together - just ask us ahead of time!

Every week has a new topic that will guide the creative process. We've tried to represent all manner of interests from sculpting to throwing to environmental topics to Pokemon.  We hope you'll find one that speaks to your child's personality.

Making pottery works up an appetite!  Please pack a lunch, a snack and a water bottle every day to nourish your child's creativity.  We'll take a few play breaks, so make sure footwear and clothes are appropriate for mess and play (no flip-flops, please!)

We have camp t-shirts this year!  Just add them when you're checking out if you want to sport your Good Dirt pride!

If the camp you're interested in is full, shoot us an email and we'll add you to our waitlist for the week.  You never know - sometimes there are cancellations.

Ok. Ready to register and start your artistic journey?  Just click on the blue "Sign Up" button or the "Classes" tab and find the camp you want.  See you this Summer!

Where's my stuff?

What happens after camp? We'll dip the pieces in food-safe glaze and fire them in our kilns to create lasting keepsakes of your child's experience.  The process of drying, glazing and firing the artwork in our kilns takes awhile, especially given how prolific our campers are!  Usually, our turnaround time is 2-3 weeks. We'll give you a call or email to let you know when the pieces are ready to be picked up. They'll be labelled and stored outside on our shelving unit so you can swing by when it's convenient for you!

i need to cancel...

That's ok.  We know that sometimes life gets in the way and stuff happens.  Just let us know two weeks out that you can't come and we can either switch you to another week of camp or refund your money minus a $35 cancellation fee.  If it's two weeks or less before the start of your camp, unfortunately, there is no refund.  We turn away a lot of campers each year, and it's tough to fill a spot last-minute.