Workshops for week of June 17th

clipart mugsMake-A-Mug Workshop

Students who attend the Open Workshops on Monday and Wednesday this week will get to make a coffee mug for FREE to leave in the studio. We will be learning to use silkscreens and will put our names on the mugs. (If taken home they are $5.00 each.) Studio fee still applies. There will probably still be time to work on your other projects.

Kids Krafts Fridays

Kids Krafts this week is trying SOMETHING NEW! Instead of a ceramics project we are going to be doing fabric painting. I have 3 totes and 3 aprons in stock but reservations will guarantee that you get what you want. See poster for details.

KK 6-22-2018 Fabric Painting POSTER

Monthly Studio Fees

Beginning July 1st students will be able to purchase studio time for $20.00 per month.

  • Come as often as you want.
  • Receive $5.00 credit towards any workshop fees.
  • Regular studio or lesson fee will now be $6.00.
  • Not refundable and not transferrable. Good only for the month purchased.
  • Please remember that shelf space is available for regular students only.

Changes in the Studio

It has been a busy week!

  • cleaned, restocked, and labeled bisque shelves removing samples (will try to resume pouring next week)
  • cleaned, moved, and organized the 3 wooden display shelf units and added 4 black & white shelf units.
  • boxed up the holiday samples
  • stacked paint racks and moved supply shelf to increase floor space.
  • moved refrigerator unit, trash can, and laundry hamper

There is still a lot to do but we are making progress.

Last Week’s Workshops

Ice Cream Bowl WS.jpg

We did our ice cream bowl workshop on Monday, with four painters (one didn’t get finished). Don’t they look professional? Everyone had fun doing this and I enjoyed actually teaching a class.

The Kids Krafts Grilling Plate WS was last Friday. First picture was the inspiration for the workshop; then Rory with her plate (she came on Friday). We scheduled another session for Tuesday and had six more kids, plus two who were ill and did theirs at home. All together we did 9 plates with 10 kids. The kids sponged on the sky and grass with a dobber, added flowers with the brush handle and did hand prints in yellow, orange, and red. Moms painted the grill and added the lettering. Everyone seemed to have fun making unique handprint plates for Father’s Day. They also got to color a Father’s Day card while Mom was finishing up the details.

The Garden Shower for John & Malaina’s Wedding was held Saturday night with seven painters. The little flower pots were party favors. The three bunnies and three stepping stones were painted with Fashenhues (one wasn’t finished when the pictures were taken). The turtle, duck planter, kettle planter, strawberry girl flower pot, and garden frog were all done buy first-time painters. Shown here before firing, they turned out pretty nice. Thanks again to everyone who came.  We snacked on garden veggies & fruits, cheese & crackers, and dirt pudding; then played some rather challenging garden trivia games. Remember that we can do a Garden Shower for you! Just ask for details.

Carol’s Carousel
Where having FUN is why we come!

So come and bring a friend
to our many fun summer workshops!
And let your kids come on Fridays to Kids Krafts!
There’s something new every week.




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Workshops Repeated

The Soaring Kites workshop will be rescheduled later in the month as we were unable to purchase all of the materials needed.
The Kids Krafts handprint workshop is being repeated Tuesday, June 12th from 4:00 to 6:00. If you would like to make a Father’s Day Plate and this time does not work for you let me know.
Call 330-219-8001 to register.

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Where having FUN is why we come!

Just wanted to make sure everyone saw the changes.

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Birthday Workshops


Both of next week’s workshops will be on Wednesday, June 13th. Kids Krafts WS is at 1:00 and Grownups WS is at 6:00. If you come on Mondays and want to do this project we can do it then, too. There will be no classes on Friday due to an out-of-town wedding. Both of these are really FUN workshops and we will celebrate with cake and ice cream. Please let me know you are coming.

KK 6-13-2018 Baseball Ice Cream Bowl POSTERWS 6-13-2018 Ice Cream Bowl flowers & laceI am so excited about teaching this grownup workshop. It is a project that we did at the Cyberflyers I.A.D.C.C.T. Regional Event in Fresno the first weekend in May. Hoping that we have lots of interest. It was really fun to do and not as hard as it looks. Learn to use matte glazes and paint with Q-tips.

Carol’s Carousel Creations
Where having FUN is why we come.

So why not come and bring a friend?
Learn a new technique next week!

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Follow the Carousel Winner

Thanks to all of you who followed the carousel during
the Great American Baseball Tour.
We hope that you enjoyed reading our blog
as much as we did writing it.

The winner of the $25.00 Gift Certificate is Dru Woodward. Congratulations, Dru!

Gift Certificate Follow the Carousel VOID

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

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Studio Reopens

We are home from vacation & anxious to get back to work.
Come join us at one of our many new painting workshops.
There are many new techniques, new molds, & new ideas.
If you don’t see what you want please let us know.

This week in the studio:

Kite WS

Dru with KitesMonday & Wednesday, June 4 & 6 from 6 to 10.
We will learn sponging and blending colors in the sky, will use masking tape and contact paper to blank out spaces, will use sprinkles Concepts on the path and shimmers glazes on the flowers, and will sgraffito in the kite lines. Lots of new techniques that you can incorporate into other pieces you want to make. Duncan Oh-Four Bisque provided. $20.00

Father’s Day Handprint Plate

Friday, June 8 from 6:00 to 8:30 — ALL AGES

daddys grillin plate snapshotKids Krafts is making a Daddy’s Grilling Plate where the kids add their handprints to a barbecue grill. Mom will need to do the detail work if the kids are very young. Several different kids can print onto the same plate. $12.50 for one or $20.00 for two plates in case you want to make one for Grandpa, too!  We will have some coloring pages for the kids to do while Mom is painting.

Open Classes

clipart paint palletYou are still welcome to come during Open Class time Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 and work on something from the shelf. Perhaps your friend wants to do the workshop and you don’t; that’s okay, come anyway.

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Where having FUN is why we come!

So come on over — and bring a friend!

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Great American Baseball Tour — Day 46

clipart home sweet homeWednesday, May 30, 2018

Today was the last travel day, from Indiana to Austintown. It is so good to be home and sit in our own chairs and put our feet up. We will take tomorrow to sleep late, unload, and unpack. Then on Friday we will pick up Jeremy after he gets back from work. Saturday is Card Club, Sunday is a Family Picnic & Meet the Baby, Monday starts classes again…..

Next New Adventure

  • As many of you know, several years ago Jim and I did some research on Ancestry and wrote a Family Tree book which we sent out to everyone including cousins. With the supplement on Kings, Clans, and Castles it was about 500 pages. Warnekes, Weavers, and Mikesells
  • Then in 2013 we hosted a Warneke Family Reunion. For that event we served food and held games and crafts that related to the Warneke family heritage — French Canadian, Slovak, and German. We were also able to extend several more branches of the Warneke tree, and shared that with the family.
  • Since my clipart dadadoptive mother and my biological mother were sisters, I already had that branch of our ancestors. However, all I knew about my biological dad was his name and I wasn’t even sure how to spell it! Yesterday the results of my DNA test came back and I found a cousin. (BTW Collins came back as my cousin, which is exactly right.) So we chatted back and forth a bit and she game me some names to get started with. Her dad and my dad were brothers and she knew the name of our grandfather. With that information and some family tree searches I  am now going in a whole new direction.  I also sent messages to others who matched in the DNA search and am waiting for their responses. It is too bad we didn’t send the kits in earlier as she lives in California and we may have been able to arrange a meeting in person.


  • Classes begin Monday
  • No pouring until next week
  • Need to unload molds, paints, etc. from the trip
  • need to pick up order at OCS
  • last day to follow the carousel and be entered into the drawing
  • Jeremy will draw the winning entry on Friday

Carol’s Carousel Creations
Jim & Carol Warneke

  • Thank you to Joey for mowing the lawn

  • Thank you to Vanessa for watering the plants

  • Thank you to Alice for opening up the studio on Mondays & Wednesdays

  • Thank you to Laura for taking entries and picking up supplies at the Midwest Ceramic Show

  • Thank you to Jimmy & Deana for taking care of Jeremy all this time

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Great American Baseball Tour — Day 45

clipart carTuesday, May 29, 2018

Another travel day. We decided we weren’t really up to another 500 mile day so took a leisurely drive to Winimac, Indiana to the BraunAbility factory where van conversions are done. We arrived just as the office staff was walking out the door but did get to talk to someone from the sales department. Had we been there on a Friday we could have taken a tour. They don’t stock replacement parts but Eileen is going to order them for us through a place in Akron (Jim needs a new ramp hinge, and some other parts).

Here’s the building and some of the vans waiting to be converted.

Next we drove to Granger, Indiana where we are spending the night. You may remember Joe, Jim’s Best Man at the 50th, who we met up with in California. He and his wife live nearby so we met them at a Pizza Restaurant right in the parking lot of our hotel. We had a very nice visit with both Joe and his wife Ardith. Now to chill out for the rest of the evening and head for home in the morning. We are close to the turnpike.


Here is a real MINI van — it is only about 2″ long! Can be used alone or as an add-on to other pieces. Same with the VW bug (there is a larger one also, see day 1) and the antique car (about 4″).  The Van and the VW are both $2.00 in bisque, the antique car is 4″ long and bisque is $4.00. We have a triangle ashtray that takes add-ons and we often made it with the antique car in the “old days” when ashtrays were popular.

REMINDER: The Great American Baseball Tour is nearly over and June 1st is this Friday. If there is anything that you want from the specials offered during this trip, Friday is the last day to order at the stated price. Of course, you can order anything at any time but some items are on sale.

That’s all folks! Only one more travel day.

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Jim & Carol Warneke

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