Sculpted Clay Productions

About Us

Sculpted Clay uses theatrical productions, workshops, and online coursesĀ to help educators create trauma-sensitive social and emotional learning environments for both Students AND Teachers

To that end, we seek to:

Provide a program of thought-provoking theatrical works and educational experiences, including workshops, residencies and online courses addressing the successes and challenges of teaching in today’s society

Ayesis Clay

Founder and Artistic Director

Ayesis has spent 20 years developing her skills as an actress, director, and teaching artist. Her vision for Sculpted Clay is simple: to use the transformational power of Theatre to encourage and strengthen relationships, social awareness, and mental health.

 A bit about Ayesis:

Taught and mentored students dealing with traumatic events in Juvenile Detention Facilities
Taught in a large, urban high school with a high number of students who experienced trauma in and out of the school system
Developed an award-winning arts program with a strong focus on the social/emotional development of teens during their crucial years
Coached first year and veteran teachers on topics ranging from curriculum to self care
Trained by Kaiser Permanente on Trauma-informed approaches in schools and Insidious Trauma among Educators
Facilitated mental health and wellness workshops to over 700 Public School teachers
Taught self-regulation and co-regulation techniques to teachers in order to create and strengthen connections with students
Created a methodology that uses the intersection of social/emotional learning, mental wellness best practices and arts integration in order to combat the effects of trauma in educators
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