The Clay Lady is


A Vibrant Artist Community

An Arts Education Center

A Teaching Philosophy

High-quality ceramics supplies

A learning resource

The Clay Lady is a real person; it’s also a teaching philosophy, and a thriving artist community dedicated to the idea that art and connection go hand in hand.

Purchase handmade art from our Campus artists

The CLC Gallery features art from artists in The Clay Lady’s Campus community. Every piece is handmade from a variety of mediums. Our Gallery is open to the public Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. Or shop anytime from our online gallery below.


NEW! The Clay Lady’s Lesson Book – Practical Lessons for the Studio and the Spirit of the Potter

Available now!


Who is the Clay Lady?

The “real” Clay Lady is educator, artist, and entrepreneur Danielle McDaniel. Her signature “process, not project” philosophy launched a storied teaching career, revolutionized clay in the classroom, inspired a growing line of glazes and supplies, built a vibrant artist community, and continues to instruct and inspire artists and makers around the world.

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Meet us on Campus

The Clay Lady’s Campus in Nashville, TN is the only art destination of its kind in the mid-South. This place is brimming with creative energy and lovingly built to serve, support, and showcase a wonderful artist community.

Want to simplify clay and tap into the fun?

Try it the Clay Lady Way. Check out my signature products, techniques, teacher inservices, and instructional videos.

Our favorite art supplies are made right here.

Mid-South Ceramic Supply Company is your source for high-quality clay supplies, tools, and equipment.

We’re the exclusive home of The Clay Lady’s products and proud manufacturer of Opulence Glaze.

Keep up with us!

Subscribe to The Clay Lady’s Campus emails for artist tips, class openings, event announcements, special workshops and more.

See Nashville in one stop

Visit The Clay Lady’s Campus to experience the Nashville Clayscape, a 192 square-foot public art installation by Tamara Gentuso.

The Clay Lady’s Campus hosts Firefly Artisan Fair

October 22, 2022, 5-9pm 

One night under the stars, guests can buy handmade art from Nashville artists, make art together, watch art being made, be inspired to create art, and build community under the stars. This event is for people of all ages and is family friendly.