How much are tickets and when will they go on sale? We will have an early bird ticket sale starting on November 1st for the first 25 customers who register! Early Bird Tickets will be $300 and will be on sale as long as supplies last or until December 31st, 2017. From January 1st, 2018 forward, tickets will cost $325 until symposium begins on May 25-27, 2018.

Are scholarships available and can I get credit for my course at school? No scholarships will be available.  We can give a letter of attendance for Continuing Education Hours.

What time should I arrive? We welcome you to tour The Clay Lady’s Campus Friday 3:00-5:00.  Opening Reception and Registration begins at 5:00

How close is the airport from the Clay Lady’s Campus and do i need to arrange transport?

 Closest Airport:

BNA – Briley Nashville Airport

10 minutes from The Studio

Nashville has a robust Uber and Lift community

Where can I stay during the Symposium?


(With continental breakfast and airport shuttles)

10 minutes away from the studio/ 15 minutes from the airport. These hotels are in a nice tourist area called Music Valley by Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Grand Ole Opry and are near Cracker Barrel, Logans, Sante Fe Restaurant as well as numerous music venues:

  1. Hampton Inn at Opryland

230 Rudy Circle, Nashville, Tennessee, USA 37214
phone: 615-620-2500


  1. Courtyard by Marriot at Opryland

125 Music City Circle

Nashville, TN 37214

Phone: 615-882-9133


  1. Fairfield Inn by Marriot at Opryland

211 Music City Circle

Nashville, TN 37214

Phone: 615- 872-8939


  1. Gaylord Opryland Hotel

2800 Opryland Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

Phone: 615-889-1000


  1. Two Rivers Campground

2616 Music Valley Drive

Nashville, Tennessee 37214

Phone: 615-883-8559


How will the day be structured?
Please see the Schedule of Events

What meals are included?

The Clay Lady’s Campus Co-op Artists will cater the event; providing food for both receptions, both mornings hot beverages, morning snacks of breads and fruits, Saturday lunch of BBQ and sides, Sunday lunch of soup and sandwiches, as well as fruit, wholesome snacks and beverages throughout the day. We have provided food for most of our events with great reviews! Vegetarian and Gluten Free options will be available.

Who are the Instructors? 

Please see our Instructor Page Here!

Who is the Keynote? Linda Arbuckle – Learn More Here!

What vendors will be at the Symposium? Amaco, Skutt, Mayco, Standard, Shimpo, Mid-South Ceramics

Who will be on the panel? Ben Carter of the Red Clay Rambler Podcast will moderate a panel of the presenters. Learn more about Ben Here!

Will this demonstration only or will i get to make things? Demonstration Only

What will the class size be and what are the classrooms like? We will have a limited registration of 100.  Each studio holds 60 participants comfortably for a total of 120.

Who is the Clay Lady and why is the symposium at The Clay Lady’s Campus? The central location, adequate facility and educational mission make The Clay Lady’s Campus a perfect location for this event.  Both owners, staff and the team of over 45 Co-op artists have hosted numerous workshops and events with great enthusiasm and success as we create a community for artists in the Mid-South.


Contact: Danielle McDaniel~The Clay Lady

Address:  The Clay Lady’s Studios Campus

1416 Lebanon Pike

Nashville, Tn  37210

Phone:  615-242-0346

The Clay Lady’s Campus Includes:

The Clay Lady’s Studio:

3,000 square foot studio attached to Mid-South Ceramic Supply:

2,000 sf is fully equipped with 17 wheels, slabroller, extruder, 5 large electric kilns, adequate shelving, all tools and small equipment needed by clay artists for both wheel and handbuilding. 1,000 sf is classroom setting with seating for 50 with tables or 70 without tables.  These studios can be opened as one or divided.

The Artist Co-op & Galleries –

10,000 square foot building that is separated from the studio by a courtyard with tables, large deck, 2 gas kilns and a beautiful waterfall filled with Koi.  Not only filled with 25 private studio spaces for artists and three large galleries, there is an event room with kitchen.  We would be able to provide gallery display, adequate pottery exchange area, and plenty of space to provide food for Friday reception, morning coffee, snacks and lunches both days.

Mid-South Ceramic Supply –

10,000 square foot warehouse with retail space.

Will provide all supplies, tools and equipment each presenter will need for their workshop. There is also adequate clean warehouse space for additional vendor presentation area.

Studio B:

The third building on our campus, Studio B is an 8,000 square foot building that hosts 20 private studio spaces as well as a 2,000 square foot teaching studio.

Note: All these enterprises operate as one business and are connected with plenty of parking space.

What other art can I see while I’m in Nashville?

Activities and Venues of Interest within a 20 minute Drive of The Clay Lady’s Studio:

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

919 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203

Mon,Tue,Wed:  10 am – 5:30 pm

Thurs, Fri : 10am – 9 pm

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 1:00–5:30 p.m. (Café opens at noon on Sunday)


2nd Ave/Broadway

Historic Nashville, country music history and live music, quaint shops and restaurants

The Arcade

Located within walking distance of Broadway at 244 5th Ave. N, Nashville, TN 37246 is a covered walkway with shops, restaurants, and several art galleries including The Twist, Arcade 57, Andy Anh Ha, BelArt Studio & Gallery, Blend Studio, The COOP, Froelich Gallery, O Gallery, Studio 66, Suite 69, and Twist Art Gallery.

The Parthenon & Centennial Park

The Parthenon, owned and operated by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County’s Parks and Recreation Department, is the city of Nashville’s longest-lived art museum. Opened as an art museum in 1931, its galleries are the home of the distinguished Cowan Collection of American art, and feature several temporary exhibitions per year. The galleries are housed on the lower level of the Parthenon, the world’s only full-scale replica of the fifth-century BCE temple in Athens, Greece.

Open Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Located in Centennial Park: West End at 25th Ave., N, Nashville, TN 37203

Centennial Park is Nashville’s premier park. Located on West End and 25th Avenue North, the 132-acre features: the iconic Parthenon, a one-mile walking trail, Lake Watauga, the Centennial
Art Center, historical monuments, an arts activity center, a beautiful sunken garden, a band shell,
an events shelter, sand volleyball courts, two dog parks, and an exercise trail. Thousands of
people visit the park each year to visit the museum, see exhibits, attend festivals, and just enjoy
the beauty of the park.

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Art

Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Admission: $12/adult      Parking: $3/car

1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville Tennessee 37205


Cheekwood boasts amazing outdoor gardens and space to explore as well as several art galleries and installation spaces indoor and throughout the gardens.

Cheekwood is approximately 8 1/2 miles southwest of downtown Nashville and is adjacent to the Percy Warner Park and Golf Course on Forrest Park Drive.

There is always something happening in Cheekwood’s Botanical Gardens.  From the Robertson Ellis Color Garden bursting with season displays of colorful annuals, to the formal Martin Boxwood Garden, visitors can walk through the 55 acres and discover different styles and periods of gardens and study a wide selection of plants that can be grown in Middle Tennessee.