March 14 to 16 Clay House Art will be exhibiting at the National Art Education Association’s Annual Conference hosted this year in the beautiful city of Boston. This will be our second NAEA and we absolutely LOVE the energy that comes from being around passionate art educators who are excited to try our products.

This year we will be doing something special for NAEA: A Studio Workshop, Exclusive products, Artmaking Station, Giveaways, and Special Guest Lectures are just a few things to look forward to in Boston. If you want to learn how to unlock the full potential of air dry clay, make sure to come to visit us at Booth 621.

Keep reading for our full schedule of activities and lectures.

-Phil and Angie

Co-founders - Clay House Art


 Artmaking Stations:


NAEA Exhibit Hall Booth 621, Station 2 


3/14: 10:00am-4:00pm

3/15: 10:00am-4:00pm

3/16: 10:00am-3:00pm

Studio Workshop: Thursday 3/14 1:30pm-3:20pm

This year we'll be presenting our Studio Workshop: The Definitive Guide to Using Air Dry Clay in the Classroom. We are pumped to have been picked from a pool of over 1,700 applicants and can't wait to lead this workshop. We'll be doing a fun artmaking project to mimic the experience of using air dry clay in a classroom environment. 

If you're interested in a copy of the slideshow presentation email and we'll send it over. 


Booth Exhibit

 Station 1

Our teachers will guide you through our 8 Clay Stations and explain the unique features, interactions, and artistic range of our clays. Each station is filled with art examples that are sure to spark your imagination. 

In this area, you'll also be able to buy our NAEA EXCLUSIVE sample pack. Inside the sample pack is 2 in 1 Light Clay, Stone Clay, Cream Clay, Floral Clay, and Clay Tools. Purchase of a sample pack also includes access to our hands-on workshop area where we will provide the materials to create 3 different air dry clay artworks.

Price: $10

Station 2

We wanted NAEA attendees to be able to experience the artmaking process with air-dry clay and designed our second station to serve as a hands-on workshop and special guest demonstration area. 

For participants of our Hands-On Making, we will provide the material accessories and instructions to create the following:

-Macaron Keychain 

-Mini Succulent Plant

-Note Clip

Special Guests

Clara Lieu

Adjunct Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Partner at, a free website for learning visual arts which features video tutorials, critiques, and more. Lieu has exhibited her artwork at the International Print Center New York, the Danforth Museum of Art, the Currier Museum of Art, and the Davis Museum and Cultural Center.

3/15, 10:00a-12:00p Stone Clay Face Relief

3/16 10:00a-12:00p Terracotta Clay Figure Modeling

Donna Frustere

Donna Marie Frustere was born in Westerly RI. Donna studied at Denver University, Haystack Mountain School in Maine, and The University of Maine where she received her BS in Art Ed in 1979. Frustere received her Masters in Art Ed from the University of Hartford Art School. Donna’s teaching Career spans from 1979 to the present. She has taught in the Private Sector to the Hartford Inner City Schools. Today Donna Teaches at FOCUS, “The Fresh Start School”, Center for Autism. Donna enjoys working on her art and teaching students of all ages, and abilities through the arts. Her workshops and Professional Development seminars have opened up the minds each participant on how to work not only with the general population of students, but also with the aging community and those on the Autism spectrum.

Donna is a Master Teaching Artists for the state of Connecticut’s, Commission on The Arts. Her work is part of the “Printmaking Network of Southern New England” where she has been a member since its’ founding in 1997. Donna held the title of Gallery President for 15 years for The Canton Artist’s Gallery on The Green, Canton, CT, served as Vice President of The Connecticut Woman Artists, and an active participant in many invitational and juried exhibitions National and International. Her studio is at her home in Avon Connecticut and in Westerly RI. She is an Established artist whose work reflects close family ties and roots. Her work focuses on what flows through her veins.

3/15 2:00p-4:00p Painting with Clay Light Clay for Students with Disabilities and the Elderly

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The Gallery Section is our chance to show off some of the Air Dry Clay artwork that we love. We have two series on display.

The first is a collection of Air Dry Clay interpretations of Modern Masters by our very own Angie Chi. 

The second is an imaginative showcase of Dinosaur World by the students of Happy Valley Studio 

 NAEA Discount

Attendees of NAEA get 15% off their ENTIRE ORDER using the code NAEA19