Seth took a long hiatus from pottery after moving to the City of Angeles, until he discovered Good Dirt LA and felt the urge to return to his roots. His reunion with the wheel has been a therapeutic and rewarding experience – one that can only be matched by outdoor escapades and the inspiration he draws from the wilderness. In addition to teaching at Good Dirt LA, Seth is an avid hiker, backpacker and a Wilderness First Responder. You can easily spot his work by looking for the signature bear stamp on his pieces.
Ariane moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of Fairfax, Virginia. After years stuck on the highway of corporate boredom, she found the off ramp last year, happily immersing herself in the world of clay. Clay allows Ariane to lose herself. The same way a good beat makes her pop, lock, and drop, clay makes her heart stop (and then start again). Clay is her lifeline, connecting her to earthly wisdom and the artful souls of her students and peers. She loves to learn from and connect with people, to be inspired by the community of which she is part, to feel their energy, and channel it into the clay—a humbling art that challenges her each time she touches it. She loves the gifts that come from the kiln, as they are a mirror, which helps her see beauty and forgiveness in herself, and inspires her to share it with others.