Please Enjoy Pottery Classes with
David & Suzanne Gould
Good Earth Pottery & Garden - Sign-up Today!!

Good Earth Pottery and Garden is located between Calvander & Maple View Ice Cream.
We base all our classes on personal initiative, soothing clay, and your imagination.
We offer you the chance to create on the wheel, the slab roller, and/or hand-sculpt.
Whether you keep your creations, or give them as gifts, they are sure to bring your thoughtfulness and beauty into the world for many, many years to come.
 We support the unique person and artist you are!

You are invited to join us for our
2010  June- August Term today!  918-3848

Tuesdays                  June 8– August 31         (Holiday June tba)
Students, Adults, Retirees  7:00 – 9:00 p.m.     Tuition includes 1 bag of clay, glazes, and firings 

Wednesdays             June 9– August 25         (Holiday June tba)
Students, Adults, Retirees  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.     Tuition includes 1 bag of clay, glazes, and firings 
Students, Adults, Retirees  8:00 – 10:00  p.m.  Tuition includes 1 bag of clay, glazes, and firings 

Thursdays                 June 10 - August 26      (Holiday June tba)
Students, Adults, Retirees   5:00 – 7:00   p.m.  Tuition includes 1 bag of clay, glazes, and firings
Students, Adults, Retirees   7:30- 9:30 p.m.      Tuition includes 1 bag of clay, glazes, and firings

Open Studio Fridays June 11 – August 27     (Holiday June tba)
Students, Adults, Retirees   6:30 – 9:30 p.m.    Additional Shared Studio Time for enrolled students
You may sign up for as little as 6 weeks or come to as many as 12 weeks in the studio.  We can be more flexible in the summer.   Just let me know, and we’ll mark it on the calendar.   
Summer Tuition Rates: 6 weeks – 150, 7 wks -165, 8 – 180, 9 – 195, 10 – 210, 11 – 225, 12 - 240
Extra bags of clay: $15- clay only, $30 – clay, 2 firings and painting/glazing, Limit 2 at that price.
• Class minimum is three students.  Ensure your class is offered by bringing a friend(s), and doubling your fun!
       See you soon! - David

          David Gould loves making pottery and teaching pottery. David is a 1988 graduate of Northwestern University with a B.S.S. in Speech and an area of concentration in Art.   He also studied at UNC-CH for two years in the masters program of The Department of Speech Communication, where he taught Public Speaking.   David is the co-owner/director of Good Earth & Pottery in Chapel Hill, NC with his wife Suzanne Gould. He enjoyed making pottery as a child, collecting "Indian Clay" from down the creek behind his parent's house in Cincinnati, Ohio.  These days he is experimenting with local orange clay found under your feet from Orange County, NC.    His official time started with a classical apprenticeship in Sweden in 1979. After that beginning time, David also worked in Norway, Crete, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seagroves, and finally Calvander, NC.  David’s been making pottery/ceramics for 30 years now, and teaching for over 20 years.   David taught a variety of adult classes for Northwestern, Duke, UNC-CH, The Carrboro ArtsCenter, and The Woods Charter School.  He also enjoyed teaching children's ESL classes in Sweden and Crete. David taught second graders as Helen Maxwell's assistant for two years at Carrboro Elementary and fourth graders as Meg Millard's assistant at Frank Porter Graham.  For the last twenty years, David has enjoyed teaching over 1,000  children and hundreds of adults through classes at the ArtsCenter, CHCCS Middle School Face Jug Workshops with Hollie Novak & Missy Valentine, Elementary NC Face Jug Workshops with Janet Oldham at McDougle Elementary, and Suzanne Gould at Hillsborough Elementary, and at Kidzu, sponsored by The Chapel Hill Arts Commission.  David also does NC Face Jug Workshops at his own studio, Good Earth Pottery & Garden. 

          Suzanne Gould also teaches some classes, occasionally.  Suzanne is a public art teacher with twenty-five years of experience.  She is a National Board Certified Teacher, has been Teacher of the Year at Phillips Middle School, and was the Lead Art Teacher for the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools. When necessary we do have other substitute teachers fill in who have been trained at the studio for several years.

           Space is limited, so call today to reserve your bag of clay and seat in class. Your place in class is secure only if you have paid.   Please pay by check two weeks advance of your class.   Current class members receive first choice for the classes if they pay two weeks in advance of the next session. 

          Make-ups are scheduled only during current term.  Mid-term enrollments are occasionally possible. Tuition includes Additional Shared Studio, which is now on Fridays from 6:30 – 9:30 for currently enrolled adults. Unlike most other studios, our Open Studio time is instructional and you are supported and can improve your skills.  Pottery class size is usually 6-7 students.  This 6-7-person class size provides for a nice group dynamic while retaining individual attention.  You provide the individual initiative and projects, while David provides technical and thoughtful support. Relaxing clay time offers you a chance to unwind and have fun. “I look forward to helping you realize your unique, delightful goals.  I hope you understand ceramics is an organic science, and there is great variability in the process.   Some pieces may crack, and sometimes the glazes have unexpected results, but I hope you will enjoy the overall experience.  I try to be thoroughly kind and supportive to each individual in the studio, and expect the same from all the students.  Students who repeatedly engage in teasing, an overly critical attitude, or are otherwise non-respectful will be asked to be more respectful or be asked to discontinue classes.

Good Earth Pottery & Garden is a place for peace, kindness, and mutual support.       
       Thank-you!"  - David Gould 

You are welcome to call to sign-up or ask some questions at - 918-3848.