The Clay Lady Way ®

The Clay Lady Way includes over 35 years of her experience with tested products, classroom/studio management and single-firing technique that guarantees your student’s success (and yours)!

Discover The Clay Lady’s products for art teachers as well as artists!

The Clay Lady Way includes over 35 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!

 

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 over 35 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!

“Take what you think, take what you feel, mix it all up and make something real.”

- Danielle McDaniel~The Clay Lady®

Danielle has 4 product lines and The Clay Lady Way® teaching modality for art teachers!

Now with NEW products, The Clay Lady Way is for teachers AND artists! Low-fire Glazes, WaterColors and Textured Glazes expand the surface decoration palette beyond a slip covered project! Explore using traditional bisque fire for the Low-Fire Opaque Glazes or using the Textured Glazes over a Clay Painted surface of WaterColors for a majolica technique. The options are endless for you!

“The Clay Lady Way is not just a method but a philosophy all art teachers would benefit from by knowing.”

-Tennessee Elementary Teacher

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The Clay Lady Way includes over 35 years of her experience with tested products, classroom/studio management and single-firing technique that guarantees your student’s success (and yours)! The Clay Lady Way instructional materials include step by step projects, products for ‘make and paint’ in one sitting and single firing schedules. For the experienced teacher or beginner, The Clay Lady Way is full of new techniques and ideas!

The Clay Lady’s Product line is proudly manufactured by Mid-South Ceramic Supply Co.

A Selection of The Clay Lady's Instructional Videos

Intro to Teaching Clay to Children

Teaching Kids, The Clay Lady Way

The Clay Lady's Line of Products

Advanced Techniques

Part 1: Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Part 2: Introduction to the Potter's Wheel

Throwing a Chip and Dip on the Pottery Wheel

Throwing large Pieces on the Pottery Wheel

Throwing a Plate on the Pottery Wheel

Throwing a Ring Holder, Candle Holder or a Juicer on the

Pottery Trimming Tutorial

Control at the Wheel with the Clay Lady

How to Throw a Cylinder with The Clay Lady

How To Clean Your Wheel with The Clay Lady

Glazing 101 with The Clay Lady

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