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

Good Earth Pottery and Garden is located between Calvander and 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!
We further welcome you to organize your own class times with
family/friends if we can fit you in.
Enroll today! We Pro-rate!

You are invited to Sign-up for our
2013 May - June Term today! 919-918-3848  

Mondays May 6 - June 3 (4 weeks) (Holiday May 27th, Memorial Day)
Students, Adults, Retirees  9:30 - 11:30 a.m. $100 includes 1/2 bag of clay, glazes, and firings
Grades K-8                        4:00 - 6:00 p.m. $100 includes clay, glazes, and firings
Tuesdays May 7 - June 4 (5 weeks)
Students, Adults, Retirees   9:30 - 11:30 a.m. $140 includes 1 bag of clay, glazes, and firings
Grades K-8                        4:00 - 6:00 p.m. $140 includes clay, glazes, and firings
Wednesdays May 1 - June 5 (6 weeks)
Students, Adults, Retirees   9:30 - 11:30 a.m. $155 includes 1 bag of clay, glazes, and firings
Grades K-5                        3:00 - 4:30 p.m $125 includes clay, glazes, and firings
Students, Adults, Retirees   5:30 - 7:30 p.m. $155 includes 1 bag of clay, glazes, and firings
Students, Adults, Retirees   8:00 - 10:00 p.m. $155 includes 1 bag of clay, glazes, and firings
Thursdays May 2 - June 6  (6 weeks)
Students, Adults, Retirees   9:30- 11:30 a.m. $155 includes 1 bag of clay, glazes, and firings
Grades K-8                         4:00 - 6:00 p.m. $155 includes clay, glazes, and firings
Students, Adults, Retirees   7:00- 9:00 p.m. $155 includes 1 bag of clay, glazes, and firings
Fridays May 3 - May 31 (5 weeks) (Holiday June 7, last day of school year!!!)
Students, Adults, Retirees   9:30 - 11:30 a.m. $140 includes 1 bag of clay, glazes, and firings
Grades K-12                       4:00 - 6:00p.m. $140 includes clay, glazes, and firings

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 has 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. In 2011 David enjoyed teaching 4th graders at Efland-Cheeks mini-pots with Victoria Frisch. David also does NC Face Jug Workshops at his own studio, Good Earth Pottery & Garden. Over the years, David has also done a variety of workshops for a host of organizations including: Duke Classics Department, Doris Duke Gardens, UNC-CH Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, The Ackland Art Museum, and The Beijing Royal School. We can do one for you!

Suzanne Gould teaches some classes, occasionally. When necessary we do have other substitute teachers fill in who have been trained at the studio for several years. Suzanne is a retired 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. She is now offering private art lessons to senior high students interested in an art portfolio building opportunity.

Space is limited, so call 919-918-3848 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 only if they pay two weeks in advance of the next session.

Make-ups are scheduled only during current term. Mid-term enrollments are possible. Tuition includes Open Studio, which is an additional 3 hours of studio time for currently enrolled adults on most Sundays from 2-5, or in another adult class, space permitting. 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 enjoyable attitude 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. Thank-you!" - David Gould

Good Earth Pottery & Garden is a place for peace, kindness, and mutual support.

You are welcome to call to sign-up or ask some questions at 919-918-3848 or email David at