Pottery Classes for Adults

Our inviting Zen-like atmosphere will encourage you to relax and take your mind off everyday life. There’s no pressure to make the perfect pot—we want you to enjoy the experience of working with clay. Good Dirt LA is all about artistic self-discovery! As of January 1, 2021 all of our classes will be bookable online. Please e-mail [email protected] for more information.

2021 COVID-ADAPTED CLASS OPTIONS

All class prices include instruction, clay, glaze, firing, and use of studio tools!

You can purchase Gift Cards Here

One-time Class (Capacity 3 students): $75 per person – Sign Up
A 2-hour class for brand new students – you will make two projects that our studio staff will glaze and fire for you to pick up. Please note: If you plan to attend an intro class with a friend or two, when signing up for this class, you must make a unique account and sign up individually for each person attending.
6-Week Mixed Levels (Beginners / Advanced Beginners) Class (3 students): $375/person – Sign Up
6 intimate 3-person classes covering centering, throwing, trimming, basic handbuilding and glazing. These classes mimic our “before” times mixed levels class with a smaller group. You may not complete all of your work by the end of class 6. Our studio techs will be happy to glaze anything you run out of time to glaze yourself for you to pick up with your finished pottery!
8-Week Pottery Bootcamp (5 students): $535/ person – Sign Up
Our most popular option for beginners now expanded to 8 weeks to make sure you are perfectly set up to join us for Creative Time at the studio- this structured 8-class course covers all the basics of wheel throwing, handbuilding and glazing through a series of functional ware projects.
*This class is outdoors at a private location 3 blocks from our studio. Location details will be provided after sign up.


NEW AT GOOD DIRT LA

Creative Time -$275 / person for 6-sessions (Max 3ppl)
Creative Time is a drop-in option for intermediate potters to use the studio on their own. Our 8-Week Bootcamp is the minimum pre-requisite for Creative Time. Approval of your instructor is required.

If you are an experienced potter from another studio who would like to use the studio for Creative Time we would be happy to review your work to see if it is a good fit. Email us with images of your work and some information about your previous experience: [email protected].

Virtual learning at Good Dirt LA

Online Handbuilding Bootcamp (6 students) $300 / personSign Up
A 6-week course of beginner and intermediate hand-building projects that you can make at home! Classes are synchronous and held via Zoom. We provide materials and will also fire and glaze all of the work you make in this class. If you would like to glaze from home, greenware can be decorated with Amaco velvet underglazes and we can fire these pieces with a clear glaze at the studio!

On Demand ClassesSign Up
From creative handbuilding projects to beginner and intermediate glaze lessons for Creative Timers, our evolving On-Demand offerings have learning options for every potter! On demand projects include the cost of project kits, glaze, and firing!

Interested in a private online class? E-mail us at [email protected] to book a private online gathering. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or simply want to get together virtually with friends, we want to help make the event special! We also offer Gift Cards, which you can purchase here on our MINDBODY online store.

2021 Cancelation Policy

At this time, we do not offer refunds on any purchase of creative time, classes, workshops, or boot camps.

If you need to cancel a One-Time Private Class or One-Time Intro to Pottery Class, you can re-book the class without penalty, as long as you cancel your initial reservation at least 24 hours in advance. Cancellations made after the 24-hour mark will not be eligible for an account credit or rescheduling.
If you sign up for a seat in a Mixed Levels 6-Pack, Online Handbuilding Boot Camp, Outdoor Pottery Boot Camp, or Outdoor Kids’ Class and need to cancel your entire registration, we will credit 100% of the class fee to your Mindbody account if you cancel a minimum of 2 weeks / 14 days before the first class. We will credit your Mindbody account 50% of the class fee for cancellations made a minimum of one week / 7 days before the first class. Cancellations after the one week / 7 day mark will not receive credit. This credit does not expire and can be used to sign up for future classes or to purchase products or gift cards.
We cannot offer makeup classes for missed sessions of any of our class series offerings. If you need to miss a class and let us know at least 24 hours before the class time, we will count this as an early cancellation and add a $30 gift credit to your Mindbody account. This is a credit, not a refund. We will only offer this credit for one (1) cancellation per class series per person.
For 2021, we have one exception to our cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your classes at any time due to a positive COVID-19 test result, exposure, or symptoms we will credit your Mindbody account for the balance of the value of the class. As with credits for other cancellations, the cash value will not expire and can be used for any other class or product, including gift cards. This is an honor system, and we trust you to both be cautious about potentially exposing our staff and other students, and to respect how difficult this past year has been for businesses like ours when taking advantage of our cancellation policy.