The Clay Lady Way®

What Is The Clay Lady Way?

The Clay Lady Way is the descriptor used for over 35 years for the modality of teaching clay simply and efficiently to students of all ages.

  • It is a simple and successful modality for art teachers to teach their students with projects, inexpensive products, and single firing.
  • It is an effective way to learn the potter’s wheel and being a clay artist.
  • It encompasses a line of products and educational material to support any clay endeavor!

Entering her 40th year of teaching, The Clay Lady Way now describes Danielle~The Clay Lady’s concise and understandable instruction for art teachers, potters, and clay artists of all ages.

Enjoy learning The Clay Lady Way via Danielle’s many videos and books!

A Simple, Enjoyable Way to Teach Clay to Students

#1 Effective Projects and Lesson Plans

Let The Clay Lady support your clay-making or teaching endeavors by sharing 40 years of experience, hand-built projects, curriculum, wheel lessons, class management, & firing schedules via instructional books, DVDs or inservices.

#2 Make, Paint & Complete Project in One-Sitting

The Clay Lady’s Clay Paints are the heart of The Clay Lady Way. Clay Paints are prepared slips, formulated to use on just-made projects. Choose from 19 colors that do not change color in a low-fire C/05 firing. The Clay Lady’s Clay Paints are very inexpensive with an indefinite shelf life.

#3 One-Time Firing Method

Let projects air-dry, then clear glaze and fire only once to complete. The Clay Lady’s once-firing schedule guarantees no blow-ups! Projects come out of the kiln colorful, shiny, food-safe, and will last forever!

Discover The Clay Lady's Products for Art Teachers as well as Artists!

The Clay Lady Way includes over 40 years of experience with tested products, classroom/studio management and a single-firing technique that guarantees your students’ success (and yours)! The Clay Lady Way instructional materials include step-by-step projects, explanation of products for ‘make and paint’ in one sitting and single-firing schedules. For the experienced art teacher or the beginner, The Clay Lady Way is full of new techniques and ideas!

The Clay Lady’s Products are for teachers AND artists! Prepared Slips, Low-fire Glazes, WaterColors, and Textured Glazes expand your students and your art’s surface decoration palette ! Explore using Clay Paints for single firing or traditional bisque fire or single fire for the Low-Fire Opaque Glazes. Use the Textured Glazes over a Clay Painted surface of WaterColors for a majolica technique. The options are endless for you!

The Clay Lady’s Clay Paints

The Clay Lady’s Low-Fire Glazes

The Clay Lady’s Watercolors

The Clay Lady’s Texture Glazes

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

A book full of information about throwing, glazing, firing, as well as pricing, setting up a studio, and the calling to be an artist.


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