Using clay in the classroom can be a fun and exciting adventure. It is best to prepare yourself and your classroom before you begin. It will take time and energy to gather materials and learn new techniques but it will be worth it. This section will guide you through the basic supplies needed to use clay. I have outlined the necessary materials for basic clay instruction as well as a few optional supplies. I believe that every student should be given the opportunity to work in clay. If you have monetary concerns the only material needed is clay and the only tools needed are the artist’s hands.
If you have questions about materials, tools or supplies you should contact your ceramic supplier. I have a group of ceramic suppliers posted on Pinterest.