Pottery Classes for Kids

Our pottery classes for kids and teens will focus on creativity and exploring the endless possibilities of clay. They’ll have a chance to learn the basic methods of handbuilding—coiling, pinching, building with slabs and sculpting—and what goes into making bowls, mugs, containers, and sculptural art pieces. Our young students will be guided step-by-step through all of the processes, but there’s always room for them to take control over their own art projects and tailor each one according to their own creative needs. Good Dirt LA always encourages individuality!

One-time class (Age 6 and older): $38 – SIGN UP ONLINE –
Class includes clay, firing, and selection of glaze.


This is a “drop off” class: After teaching for many years our owner believes that children are less inhibited in their creative exploration when they are not being watched by their parents or other family members. We know how much you value spending time with your little ones, but do request that parents not stay to observe the children’s classes. Thank you for understanding!


Kids Pottery Classes at Good Dirt LA

Current 2017 Kid Classes Schedule

  • Intro to Pottery (iLEAD) 3/30
  • 9:30am – 11am
    1/22 & 1/29
  • 2/5 & 2/12
  • 2/19


Q. How should my child prep for class?
A. They should arrive dressed in comfortable clothes and shoes. The clay that we use won’t leave permanent stains, but it’s best to pick out something that they (and you) don’t mind getting a little dirty. If your child or teen has long hair, make sure he/she brings an elastic band to pull it back. Also, trimmed nails are ideal for handling clay, especially for the teens taking a pottery wheel class.

Q. Will their pieces be safe to eat on and drink out of once complete?
A. Yes! We only use health-approved clay and glaze materials.

Q. When will my child’s artwork be ready?
A. All work goes through two kiln firings. The first is a bisque firing. The second is a glaze firing, making the pottery safe for food and drinks. Because of this long process, the students’ work will take approximately three weeks before they’ll ready to be picked up.

Q. What happens if my child’s artwork gets damaged at the studio?
A. Unfortunately, due to the nature of clay, things happen during the drying process and/or in the kiln that are beyond our control. We care very much about your children’s work and if it becomes damaged, we’ll try our best to fix it. However, we make no guarantees that the item will be restored.

Q. What happens to my child’s pieces if we forget to pick them up?
A. We hold onto artwork for 45 days. After that point, they’ll be given to charity. Thank you for understanding, as we have limited storage space!