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.


Previous students who have taken a minimum of 12 classes may be eligible to use the studio for Creative Time. Creative Time is open studio time at $50 for 3 hours. Please reach out to us for more information at [email protected] or [email protected]. 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.

2021 COVID-Adapted Class Options

All class prices include instruction, clay, glaze, firing, and use of studio tools!
One-time Private Class (2 students): $165 total – 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!
4- Mixed Levels Classes (2 students): $275/person – Sign Up
Our signature class! An open format class in wheel-throwing and handbuilding where the students determine the projects. To make sure you can finish all your work in 4 classes this class is 3 weeks on, 1 week off, so 4-classes take 5-weeks.
6-Week Pottery Bootcamp (4 students): $400/ person – Sign Up
Our most popular option for beginners – this structured 6-class course covers all of the basics of wheel throwing, handbuilding, and glazing through a set 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.


2021 Cancelation Policy

If you sign up for a seat and need to cancel your 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.

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 you 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.
If you miss a class we will add a $30 gift credit to your mindbody account for you to use in the future for classes, creative time or gift cards. We will only offer this credit for one cancellation per 4 pack per person.

NEW AT GOOD DIRT LA

Creative Time -$275 / person for 6-sessions (up to 3 people)
Creative Time is a drop-in option for intermediate potters to use the studio on their own. Our 6-week bootcamp or 8-mixed levels classes at our studio is the prerequisite for Creative Time.

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.