About Ohhappyclay

Welcome to Oh Happy Clay!

The purpose of this website is to provide a resource for teachers who want to use clay in the classroom. Clay is one of the most versatile materials; it allows you to form something from nothing. Clay’s greatest advantage is that as a three-dimensional material it can be added and subtracted with only the human hand. It comes from the earth, and as a natural art material, it can be formed and molded into your creative ideas. Clay is dirty. It is messy. It can explode in the kiln while firing. So is it worth it? Why should we use clay? The answers are here along with resources that will assist you with putting your newfound knowledge into practice.

-Jeni Hansen

jeni throwing on the wheel