Helping Schools Create
Safe Spaces
For students and teachers

Create Space for Healing and Learning in YOUR SCHOOL

Healing through Art

Sculpted Clay uses original theatrical productions paired with residencies and professional development workshops to help educators create positive school culture and trauma-sensitive learning environments for Students AND Teachers.

Calling all
Principals and School Leaders!

Book Sculpting Clay or How I Became Mother of Unicorns as a highly engaging Back-to-School Keynote Address!

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What is Sculpted Clay?

Born out of 20+ years of educating youth in juvenile detention facilities, public schools and private institutions, Sculpted Clay Productions utilizes the transformative power of theatre and mindfulness practices to strengthen social-emotional connections in school environments.  

Theatrical Productions

Three original productions designed to engage middle/high school students, elementary school students, and educators from all walks of life

Professional Development and Residencies

Each professional development and residency is coupled with a theatre performance as a vehicle of engagement. Together, they are designed to jumpstart critical conversations around social-emotional wellness and school culture.

Research Based Approach

Each offering is designed using research infused, inquiry-based methods by curriculum writers and career-long education specialists

Discover What we offer

Sculpted Clay offers unique programming for students and teachers



Sculpting Clay or How I Became Mother of Unicorns

Middle/High School


Standing on the Edge



A play for Young Audiences

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What are People Saying About Sculpted Clay?

“I searched for a PD (professional development) for my teachers. Through this pandemic I have heard multiple times on what we should do for students– and throughout this entire period my thought has been what can we do for teachers so that they can do this for the students. This was the PD for that and this was the feedback that I received from teachers already… that this was for them and they appreciated it…it was everything that I thought it was going to be.” 

Dr. M. Bond, Principal, Fox Creek Junior High School

I am a better artist and educator simply by having the opportunity to attend this professional development. She’s all that!!”

–Cullen Waller, Music Department Chairperson

“I think for adults it’s hard to imagine what impact this residency had but I can confidently say that the impact is HUGE. To have this intelligent, interesting, creative ADULT validate your thoughts and ideas and genuinely want to hear what you have to say is an intensely powerful experience.”

–Stefanee Martin, Former Student

“This professional development workshop during our regularly scheduled staff PD was outstanding! My colleagues and I were completely engaged throughout. I was particularly impressed with her professionalism, knowledge of curriculum and ability to make each of us feel like rock stars! You can’t go wrong working with this dynamic thinker, organizer, writer, creator, teacher, and all around artist.” 

–Christopher Assing, Teacher Mentor

“We have so much genuine love and respect for Ayesis Clay. As a parent, I thank her for being such a positive influence on my daughter.”

–Veronica Batie, Parent

“This was an awesome workshop! It gave me great tools to use for myself and that I can adapt for my students.”

–Dahlia Holmes, NYC Teacher

For Educators

Sculpting Clay or How I Became Mother of Unicorns

Fantastical projections accompany this compelling story of one woman’s journey of overcoming trauma, holding onto hope and inspiring her students and their families. 

This unique 2-hour presentation is guaranteed to hold your staff’s attention. Not your typical professional development!

About the Keynote

Solo show that can be performed in spaces ranging from classrooms to full sized stages. Run time: 45 minutes (show only, not including workshop)

Unicorn Teachers

Unicorn Teachers is the accompanying professional development that helps schools create systems to combat secondary traumatic stress in educators and lessen the effects of teacher burnout. Run time: 60-75 minutes

For Students

Standing on the Edge Residency

An arts-integrated program designed to create teams of student leaders who are trained in creative facilitation strategies and SEL competencies in order to implement the creation of safe spaces for their fellow students.

Suitable for grades 9-12.  

Residency and SEL Ambassador Program

Master teacher-led residency culminating in:

  • YOUR STUDENTS ON STAGE! A performance of the play, Standing on the Edge, with a multimedia assisted talkback geared towards creating open dialogue amongst teens as well as with their caregivers

  • the creation of The EDGE, a student-led organization that works to increase social emotional wellness on your campus through the elevation of student voice, increasing a positive school culture, and galvanizing peers to be their best selves!

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