About The Studios 2018-02-20T14:23:08+00:00

The Clay Lady’s Studio

The Clay Lady’s Studio is a 3,000 square foot studio designed to offer C/6 classes in pottery, hand- building, and sculpting. The studio holds 23 wheels, 7 kilns, two full size slab roller, extruder, and a full array of Opulence Glazes as well as tools and supplies for any clay endeavor. Our professional instructors are practicing potters with a heart of a teacher.

Taking pottery classes at the Clay Lady’s studio has been such a wonderful stress reliever for me. I had been considering it for a while when a friend bought me a gift certificate to nudge me that extra step to sign up for my first session. I’m so grateful she did because it’s now something I look forward to every week. I work all week long sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Then, for 3 hours each week, I am able to escape and create pottery with my hands and my imagination. The folks in the sessions with me are so friendly and Danielle – the Clay Lady – is a great teacher. She teaches with patience and expertise and is always so willing to go back over the material when a refresher is needed. Love it!

Megan G., Student

2018 Pottery Classes

  • All levels of experience are welcome in every class, ages 16 and up
  • All new students are required to attend first two classes
  • Every class provides C/6 instruction on the Pottery Wheel and Hand-Building
  • The class fee of $175 does not include starter tools and clay that can be purchased at Mid-South Ceramics – the supply store on our campus – the first day of class for approximately $40
  • Call to register for classes 615-242-0346
2019 WINTER SESSION: Registration begins NOV 5, Starts week of JAN 7
2019 SPRING SESSION: Registration begins MAR 4, Starts week of MAR 25
2019 SUMMER SESSION: Registration begins MAY 20, Starts week of JUNE 10
Day Time Fee Instructor
 Monday Evening  5:30 – 8:30pm           9 weeks  $175  Alexie Smith
 Tuesday Morning  9:00am -12:00pm     9 weeks  $175  Melodie Grace
 Tuesday Evening 5:30 – 8:30pm           9 weeks $175  Lyndy Rutledge
Wednesday Morning 9:00am – 12:00pm    8 weeks  $175  Danielle & Joseph McDaniel
 Wed Open Studio  12:00 – 3:00pm         9 weeks  $45  Lab
 Wednesday Evening  5:30 – 8:30pm           9 weeks  $175  Danielle & Joseph McDaniel
 Thursday Evening  5:30 – 8:30pm           9 weeks  $175  Meredith Holder
 Friday Evening  5:30 – 8:30pm           9 weeks  $175  Audra Ladd
 Saturday Open Studio  10:00am – 2:00pm    8 weeks  $45  Lab

*You must be enrolled in a pottery class to register for Lab Time.

Senior Citizens Discount $155

For Information on Sculpture and Glass Classes Click Here!

Kids Clay Opportunities!

Fieldtrips to the Clay Lady’s Studio

Field Trips include a hands-on workshop with The Clay Lady in The Studio to make, paint, and finish a clay project as well as a pottery wheel demo, a tour of Mid-South Ceramics and The Artist Co-op & Galleries. 
We have schedules and accommodations for groups of 25-150 seeking an educational and creative experience. Fee includes all instruction, supplies, glazing and firing. $8 per artist (25 artist/$200 minimum…No maximum) We book 12 months out. Projects are fired and ready for pick-up in 2 weeks.

I would like to thank all of our new friends at the clay lady’s campus. My five year old daughter and I had a very memorable and wonderful visit today. As soon as we walked in the door we were flooded with warm welcome and a heightened inspiration for all the beauty in the world hidden in this majestic place.

Randi F.

Clay Lady Projects

Clay Day Information and Registration

Our Clay Classes are a perfect treat for kids of all ages and our Potter’s Wheel Classes are perfect for kids 8 years old and up! Children 5 years old and under should bring their adult. Families are welcome! We hope you will join us for a Clay Day in 2019, to be announced soon!

“Take what you think, take what you feel, mix it all up and make something real!” – Danielle, The Clay Lady

2019 KIDS Summer Clay Days with The Clay Lady


  •  Thurs, June 13, 12:30-2:30 Potter’s wheel…$50

  •  Thurs, June 27, 12:30-2:30 Potter’s wheel…$50


  •  Thurs, July 18, 10:00-11:30am People Masks…$10, 12:30-2:30 Potter’s wheel…$50

  •  Thurs, July 25, 10:00-11:30am Apple Bowls…$10

Register Here for 2019 Summer Clay Days