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!

Basic Info & FAQS

Yay! Registration is now open for 2019 Summer Camps! Want to see a list of all the camps we’re offering this year? Then, click here to check it out!

Want to skip all this info and just sign up already? Then, click here and we’ll see you this summer!

Camps will begin the week of May 20th and run for 12 straight weeks from 9 a.m. to noon.

The cost is $150 for tuition plus materials fees ($15 for 4-6 year old camp and $25 for the other camps). The materials fees cover the cost of clay, slips (paints), glaze and firing.

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.

So, who's teaching your kids? We are very very fortunate to have professional Art Educators as the bulk of our teaching crew for your child's Summer Camp.  Their "day jobs" are as local art teachers in the elementary and middle schools in the area. There's a good chance that the teacher might even know and already have a relationship with your child!

Good Dirt Campers will get a free tee as a thank you from us!  Just make sure you let us know what size (we're getting ADULT SIZES this year) when you're checking out.

Making pottery works up an appetite!  Please pack 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!)

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 here or on the blue "Sign Up" button and find the camp you want.  Want to see the whole schedule as a PDF? Click here. See you this Summer!

Still have questions?  Then shoot us an email and we'll be happy to answer them.

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! Please note that we can’t hang on to uncollected art for too long. We’ll be doing a clear out of all orphaned pottery at the end of August.

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.