Kim Murriera

Midwife Terri Nash and Creative Arts Therapist Kim Murriera offer a special workshop exploring the process of embryology through clay.

From a single disc of clay we partake in sculpting the profound metamorphosis of the first four weeks of Life. This is an invitation to engage in a hands-on learning experience of our gestational journey and gain insight into this profound process.

Terri Nash

Participants will learn in detail major landmarks of embryological development in the first four weeks of gestation by:

  • Gaining a deeper understanding of anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems.
  • Learning in depth processes that govern conception and implantation of the developing embryo.
  • Creating a clay model of an embryo that metamorphically displays the physiological development of the first four weeks of human gestation.

Workshop Options:

Full Day Workshop

Two Half Day Workshops

Entering Form and Coming of Age can be scheduled as companion workshops.


Health Care Professionals

High School Students

Everyone Else

Health Care Professionals

  • Midwives
  • Medical Students
  • Nursing Students
  • Physical Therapists
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Doulas

As a complement to health care professional studies this workshop combines
comprehensive embryological development with a hands-on learning experience.

Topics to be Covered:

  1. Ovulation
  2. Conception
  3. Blastulation
  4. Gastrulation
  5. Cardiac development
  6. Primitive brain flexures

High School Students: This workshop stands alone as a thorough and comprehensive education of the first four weeks of human life. We tailor the medical terminology of this process in an age-appropriate manner. It is our recommendation that this workshop be presented to 11 or 12th grade students.

Everyone Else: Participants of any background are welcome and will walk away with a deeper understanding of our origins.


Christiane Breme originally created this work in Germany for eleventh grade students as a complement to their anatomny and physiology studies.

His book is entitled: Embryology experienced through modeling in clay

2012 publisher: www.aapverlag.ch