“Follow the Carousel” Drawing

Christmas Day arrives

— in Northeast Ohio it is a quiet day with a little snow on the ground. The Warneke Family celebrated yesterday with our Annual Christmas Eve Day Brunch. Twenty four guests were seated around the very long brunch table in the living-dining room. With an elaborate follow-the-leader trek around both the hot food table and the Christmas breads table, all enjoyed a brunch of ham, cheesy scrambled eggs, tater tots, and a variety of muffins, kolache, and cookies.  Following the meal all retired to the family room for gift giving and later, a game of Trivial Pursuit.   So today it is sleep late, take down the tables and take out the trash. Then watch some movies and just relax.

Christmas Day Drawing

Follow the Carousel DrawingAnd the winner is MuppetPower76@gmail.com. Now I have no idea who this is or I could actually announce a name. This person just won a $25.00 gift certificate to Carousel Creations, This certificate is good for lessons, bisque, or a finished piece; buyer pays for special order items such as music boxes and for shipping if items need to be mailed. Congratulations!

And all the other entries win a $5.00 gift certificate for participating. Note to all — check out the catalog and let me know what you need poured. Then let me know when you want to come.

Upcoming Events

This week is Kids Krafts Christmas Break Ceramics Camp.

  • Tuesday — Play with Clay

  • Wednesday — Glaze Raking

  • Thursday — Bubbles in a Bowl

  • Friday — Silkscreen Snowman Cocoa Mug (or plate)

Pictures may not reflect actual project but show the technique being taught.
All workshops are $10. Buy three and get one free (all four days for $30).
All ages, starting with three-year-olds. Preschoolers will need parent help.
Parents can  make their own piece and may choose something from the shelf.
All workshops begin at 6:00 p.m. and are scheduled for about 2-1/2 hours.
MUST call for reservations

No Limits Ceramic Workshop

Thursday, January 4th at 9:30. Clients from the No Limits workshop (where Jeremy works) will be coming to the studio and making silkscreen snowman mugs and/or plates.

If you know someone who attends a workshop for the disabled, or a senior center, or lives in a nursing home, or  you know someone who works in one of these facilities, let them know about our private workshops. And don’t forget that the Party Van will take the workshop to their facility.

Christina & Cory Baby Shower

Saturday, January 6th at 6:00 p.m. we are having a baby shower for our next great-grandchild.  Friends and Family members will each paint something for the baby. The shower will be Skyped between Austintown and Green Bay as there will be painters at both locations.

Carousel Creations students are invited to participate as we can use some extra painters. There is no cost to you (Great-Grandma & Great-Grandpa are footing the bill.) You don’t get to take anything home as they are all baby gifts. But you get to come and paint and have a good time.  I must know that you are coming so we pour enough pieces.

Ceramic Studio Owners/Teachers of Northeast Ohio & Western PA

Sunday, January 7th, 2:00 to 6:00 Charter / organizational meeting of this group. Bring questions, ideas, and suggestions of how we can network to help each other in our businesses without being competitive. If you are a teacher, or run your own ceramics business even if you don’t teach, consider joining us. If you know of someone who should be part of our group, please let me know.

North Coast Clay Pots Chapter of I.A.D.C.C.T.

Sunday, January 14th 10:00 – 2:00 (at Nancy’s near Toledo) Duncan Country Keepsakes Box is the project. Since it is not an official meeting, we may be able to bring a couple of guests. If you are interested in going with us please let me know and I will inquire.

Ceramic Box Fashenhues Workshop

  • Sunday, January 21st, 1:00 – 5:00
  • Monday, January 22nd, 6:00 – 10:00 (also Open Class)
  • Wednesday, January 24th, 6:00 – 10:00

$20.00 workshop fee. Older children and teens can do these as well
Please register so we pour enough boxes. Selection show will be available. These are the gifts we made the grandsons for Christmas — called them a Pocket Saver, for keys, coins, cuff links, and more.

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Where having Fun is why we come!

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Christmas Drawing

There are only 25 people signed up
for the Christmas Day drawing.
Are You one of them?

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Christmas Give-Away

Don’t forget to “Follow the Carousel”. Only a few days left.
Winner to receive $25 gift certificate, everyone else gets $5.
What’s keeping you?clipart gift certificate

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Special Christmas Break Kids Krafts Ceramic Camp 2017

What do you do with the kids on Christmas Vacation?
Send them to our four-day Ceramic Camp where they
will have fun learning lots of new painting techniques.

Note that if you sign up for all four days, you only pay for three.

clipart gift certificate

Want  a Gift Certificate for
some special little girl or boy?

Give us a call and we will print one for you.


Special Christmas Break Kids Krafts Camp 2017

Carol’s Carousel Creations
Where having Fun is why we come!

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Seven Days ’till Christmas

Seven Days to

finish you gifts — we are open all week.

Seven Days to

“Follow the Carousel” — sign up for our drawing.

Seven Days to

 Christmas Break Kids Krafts Ceramic Camp (26th to 29th)
watch for posts and fliers coming soon

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Where having Fun is why we come!

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Twelve Weeks of Christmas: Week 12

On the twelfth day of Christmas
My true love gave to  me
Twelve drummers drumming 

Holland 1794 Fife & Drum Plate CC

This fife and drum decorative plate is $8.00  in bisque or $15.00 painted.
Other pieces on our Twelve Weeks of Christmas Special are shown below.
Prices are given in the table; for quantity prices and companion
selections please search for or scroll down to the original post.
These prices will be honored on orders placed before December 31st.
Please allow time for pouring, cleaning, firing, (painting),
packing, and shipping — usually one or two weeks.

Eleven Pipers Piping
Ten Lords a Leaping
Nine Ladies Dancing
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Gold Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

Twelve Days of Christmas Bears

Twelve Days of Christmas Bell Ornaments

Twelve Weeks of Christmas Specials — Price Chart

Twelve Days of Christmas Specials -- price chart

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Where having Fun is why we come!

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Hope you had fun with our Twelve Weeks of Christmas Specials
We have the molds so you can make these pieces at any time.

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Gift baskets for sale

reprint from today’s Facebook post:


All the schools were closed and no one wanted to come out and paint ceramics. I was able to finish up some Christmas gifts in Fashenhues and Jeremy glazed a couple more of his pieces. The kiln is firing so everything that was cleaned or glazed last night will be ready tomorrow, late afternoon.


There are six baskets for children to paint available on the shelf. They sell for $15 each or two for $25. Each basket contains a Cute Kitty, Comic Mouse, or Scottie Dog (shown below) 5.5″ tall plus another piece of bisque. Also, small tubs of paints & a brush, FREE LESSON coupon for Kids Krafts, free lesson coupon for adults, small bag of candy, and mini candy canes. A $25 value, this is a real bargain!

Christmas gift baskets

Kitty Mouse Dog

Carol’s Carousel Creations
Where having Fun is why we come!

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Why not buy a gift basket for your children
so they can have fun painting at home

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