• The Mind Cannot Forget What the Hands have Learned™

    …students enjoy working with clay, and I love working among them, teaching, helping, and listening. It’s so gratifying to hear them using anatomical terminology when they don’t even know I’m listening.

  • The Mind Cannot Forget What the Hands have Learned™

    I have seen a dramatic increase in student interest, enthusiasm, and understanding. I even have parents telling me how much their kids love anatomy and using the ANATOMY IN CLAY® Learning System.

  • The Mind Cannot Forget What the Hands have Learned™

    I am not exaggerating when I say that (the) ANATOMY IN CLAY® System has changed my life as a teacher and an artist. It has provided me a way to share with my students a tactical knowledge of the body.


What we do

We believe in the power of hands-on learning. Students who sculpt body systems develop an indelible understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, and the structures we share. ANATOMY IN CLAY® Learning System provides human and animal learning systems that build confidence and mastery of form and function.


  • Models

    Use our models to teach skeletal, muscular, and other body systems in a powerful and effective way. Our product line includes handcrafted models for a variety of vertebrates, including humans, dogs, and horses.

  • Education

    Learn how to use our systems to help your students master anatomy and physiology. We offer a variety of workshops and self-guided training materials to fit your learning style and busy schedule.

  • News

    Join thousands of educators nationwide who use our learning systems. Newsletters and news stories detail community events. Take a look at peer-reviewed, published studies that underscore the effectiveness of our models in teaching anatomy and physiology.


Check out what is going on this week at the Anatomy in Clay® Centers in Denver!

This week at the Anatomy in Clay® Centers is a first. The center is a base of learning for 20 students, most of them from around the world, and they are learning anatomy on a brand new model of a human figure stretched in the position of a climber working his (or her) way up a sheer rock face.

The new model was designed by Anatomy in Clay® founder Jon Zahourek, who is leading the class through Friday. The classes include exercises in motion so students better comprehend the function of the muscles they are building.

We are excited to host the students from Germany, India and the United States. They are attending a medical camp that is being run by X-SCI, an Experiential Science Research Collaborative at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The collaborative focuses on identity-based experiential learning and holistic learning.

Under the X-SCI approach, experiential science learning is all about personal close encounters with the content, processes, and emotions of science. Their philosophy emphasizes learning from direct first-person experience and a holistic perspective that includes the self-construction of knowledge as well as emotions, attitudes and beliefs that combine to form a learner’s “science identity.”

Sounds like a great fit for the Anatomy in Clay® approach to learning!

We can’t wait to see what the students discover and learn—part of their assignment is to produce a brief documentary about their experience.

This students applied and were selected to become “Bayer Science Teens” through the Bayer Foundation. They will spend this week working on building their models. Next week, they head to Colorado Mountain College in Leadville to learn wilderness medicine, survival, and more about physiology. They will also acclimate to elevation because the final event is climbing Colorado’s tallest peak, Mt. Elbert.

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