Happy Thanksgiving 2022


The Warneke Family Thanksgiving Celebration was today with seventeen attending. We are all “stuffed” and the kids are all gone home. After the traditional dinner, we played a new game where you had to give your teammates clues using only one-syllable words. Did you know that idea has more than one syllable? Two people tried to use that word and got bonked on the head with an inflatable no stick.

Two family events happened this week. Our granddaughter Jessica married Joshua on Friday night at the Cleveland Zoo. The wedding dress was beautiful, and the party was wonderful with way too much food and drink. Jeremy kept Vanessa dancing all night and wouldn’t let her even take a break! Jessy & Josh didn’t make it to the Thanksgiving celebration today as they are off on their honeymoon. The Zoo Christmas lights were lit up and we got to see some of them on our ride to and from the parking lot.

Our oldest grandson, John, and his wife had their second child this week, a baby girl named Rose. Big Bro Callum stayed with Grandma Terrie for three days. This makes great number six for Jim and me. They are in Wisconsin, so we don’t get to see them very often.

Back to Work

We have taken a few days off getting ready for the events. But starting tomorrow we will be back to work cleaning up the studio and pouring molds, especially trees. Classes will resume on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:00 and Wednesday at 11:00. If your work schedule doesn’t coincide with our hours, we clean greenware Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings and can also make appointments for other times upon request.

We will also have our traditional LIVE on Thursday even though it is a holiday for everyone else (our kids celebrate with their in-laws). I have a couple of different ideas and will post closer to the day. Remember that the LIVE is every Thursday at 7:30 Eastern tine on Facebook Group Carol’s Carousel Classes. If you haven’t yet joined the group, just sign up and we will approve you so you can watch.

Order Trees

Several people have contacted me asking about trees. We don’t have enough turnaround to pour and stock a variety of trees. This year’s new addition is the birdhouse tree and the mold for the base just arrived. We have twenty-three trees for you to choose from. And don’t forget about our Old World Santas (thirty-nine) and Elf on the Shelf! We have been busy painting samples of the Old World Santas and have thirteen on display.

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So come on over and bring a friend!

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Order your Old World Santas today and get 20% off. Click here Old World Santas for the catalog page. When ordering include the mold company name and number and also the name of the piece. Allow at least a week for your Santa to be ready to paint. So, $12.50 Santas will be only $10.00 and $10.00 Santas will be only $8.00. Sale is good Thursday, October 27 through Sunday, November 13th.

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Party Van

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Paint & Sip Workshops are held in the main area at Coaches Bar & Grille in Salem. $30 gets you all the supplies needed to paint the piece including the lesson + a glass of wine to enjoy while you are doing so.

The first one will be on Tuesday, October 11th at 6:00. The October project will be the Fall Harvest Jar, a pumpkin with four squirrels and autumn leaves. Jar is glazed on the inside in order to be food safe. We will be painting with Fashenhues tonight Tickets can be purchased at Killy’s Kauldron up until Saturday, October 8th. If all goes well, we will make this a monthly event on Tuesday evenings.

November project is a quilted turkey plus two quilted small pumpkins to make a nice centerpiece. These will be painted in acrylic stains, sprayed, and taken home the same day. If you want a lollipop holder, request that holes be drilled (Dum Dums will be provided). Tentative date is Tuesday, November 15th/

December project is a Jolly Tree with your choice of design: Santa face, Elf face, Grinch tree, or Nightmare Before Christmas. These will be painted in acrylic stains, sprayed, and taken home the same day. Tentative Date is Tuesday, December 6th.

January project will be a choice of Snowman dinnerware: a Snowman Snack Stack (four sections to hold chips, cookies, etc.); a Snowman Tea Set (stack includes teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl) + two snowman teabag holders; or two Snowman Mugs (large mugs with a face, hat, and scarf, large mugs). All are painted in underglazes (Duncan Concepts) and must be glazed and fired after painted. They can be picked up the following week at Killy’s Kauldron. Tentative date is Tuesday, January 20th.

February project is a Date Night for Valentine’s Day. The project is Mickey & Minnie Mouse (in stains). Tentative date is Tuesday, February 14th.

March project is a Leprechaun Decanter for St. Patrick’s Day. (OR you may choose between an Italian Butcher, Kentucky Colonel, Hillbilly Moonshiner, OR American Indian decanters, Indian Brave with Buffalo, Indian Maiden, Indian Warrior, Grizzly Bear, or Cougar). Decanters must be ordered in advance and will be glazed inside to hold spirits. The stopper will be corked so that it seals. We will paint the designs using acrylic stains and they can be taken home the same day. Tentative date is Tuesday, March 14th.


We also take the Party Van to schools, churches, workshops, nursing homes, and private residences. All supplies are loaded on a cart that is rolled into the van, then into your room. Included are bisque, paints, brushes, palettes, towels, water bowls, aprons, tablecloths, and whatever accessories are needed for the project chosen. Costs range from $7.50 to $20.00 per person depending on the project chosen and the number of painters. If projects are serviceable, they will be painted in glazes or underglazes so must be fired. They will be returned in about a week.

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Where having Fun is why we come!

So let us bring the fun right to your door.
Schedule a birthday party, baby or bridal shower, or just a fun evening.

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My turn!

Guess it was just a matter of time until I came up with positive Covid test! Just feels like a cough that went into a really bad head cold but enough to make one feel pretty yucky, and unambitious. We did manage to get nearly caught up on orders — just a couple of big-ticket items for Jim to finish up and a few small orders that keep rolling in. So, we are looking forward to the fall Party Van classes and more students returning to make holiday gifts. Tuesday night Live videos will return just as soon as we are feeling well enough to broadcast. Thanks for tuning in.

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Trees & Ornaments

Live Tree Sale

Check out our Facebook page Carol’s Carousel Creations for the Live tree sale. All of our sample trees, finished trees that we have in stock, are being sold at bisque prices. You can see the trees during the Live event and there is also a list on Carol’s Carousel Classes, look for the document. This SALE is good through the end of July.

Live Tree Class

We painted a small Christmas tree and a Daisy tree during the Live on Carol’s Carousel Classes two weeks ago. Check it out. You can also order bisque or finished trees at 20% of during the rest of July.

Live Ornament Class

We painted some angel bells in underglazes during the Live on Carol’s Carousel Classes earlier this week. Then painted Alberta ornaments, cookie-cutter ornaments, and others with stains. During the start of the Live we showed how to find the ornament pages in the online catalog on this web page. Bisque ornaments are half price during the sale.

Live Other Christmas Stuff

Join us this coming Tuesday on Carol’s Carousel Classes to see what’s up next. You can order any Christmas bisque or finished pieces by July 31st for 20% off. Again, check out the catalog tab at the top of the page.

To order Christmas items

send an email to CarolsCarouselCreations@gmail.com or a PM to any of the Facebook pages. Include a list of what you want, your address for shipping, and your email for billing. Make sure to get your order in no later that July 31st.

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Santa Sale

As part of our Christmas in July Celebration we are having a sale on our Santas.

  • Finished samples are on sale at bisque prices. Most Santas sell for $20 finished and $12.50 in bisque.
  • Finished Santas that you order are on sale at 20% off, so a $20 Santa would be $16.00.
  • Bisque Santas are on sale at 20% off. If on the shelf it will be shipped out right away. If ordered, it will take at least a week to pour, clean, and fire.
  • All sales are plus shipping unless picked up at the studio.

See our Facebook page for pictures of Samples and Bisque that is on the shelf.
Carol’s Carousel Creations

Tuesday’s Live on Carol’s Carousel Classes will be painting one of the bisque Santas. Join us at 7:30.

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Christmas in July

Wow! It looks like I have forgotten to post for several weeks. We had the Salem super Cruise and then the No Limits Yard Sale where we had craft booths. Then this weekend we just kind of recuperated. Then yesterday we had a Party Van Event at a local day care with sixteen painters. So yes, we have been busy, Also, had another birthday and apparently lost a few more memory cells as I keep forgetting to do things!

What to watch for in July:

Santa Sale

  • We have over forty Old World Santas in our collection.
  • Finished Santas will be sold at bisque prices.
  • Bisque orders paid for in July will be discounted 20%.

Tree Sale

We have twenty-six trees in a variety of styles and sizes.
Finished trees that are on the shelf will be sold at bisque prices.
Finished trees that are ordered and paid for in July will be discounted 20%.
Bisque orders paid for in July will be discounted 20%.

Ornament Sale

We have over two hundred and fifty ornaments in our collection, most are Christmas.
Finished ornaments will be discounted 20%.
Bisque ornaments ordered and paid for during July will be half price — most will be $1.00.

Sample Sale

Any Christmas items that are on the shelf as samples will be sold at bisque prices.
We may have an online Sample Sale on Facebook Live.
Finished orders paid for during July will be discounted 20%.
Bisque orders paid for during July will also be discounted 20%
This includes the African American Caroler Set and the Christmas Carousel Horses.

In the studio.

If you are a student and order a large number of trees, you can request them one at a time or you can take them home, either to paint at home or to store at home until ready to paint. We do not have sufficient space in the studio to store large numbers of trees.

Sale ends July 31. All orders must be paid for in advance.

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The Garden Center

It’s that time of year to pull the weeds, plant the flowers, and put some natural woodland animals or cute critters in your gardens. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of items that may be of interest (and we have updated our prices).

Garden Center

Scioto 2085Mama Fox20”$35.00
Scioto 2087Kit Fox11”$18.00
Scioto 2073Sitting Squirrel9”$15.00
Scioto 2074Standing Squirrel10”$15.00
Kimple 1999Chipmunk For Log5¼’$  8.00
Kimple 2000Quail For Log $  8.00
Kimple 2002Pheasant For Log $  8.00
Nowell 318Garden Frog12”$12.00
Scioto 1496Garden Turtle9”$10.00
Scioto 2067Mama Raccoon13”$20.00
Scioto 2070Baby Raccoon8”$10.00
Byron 004Large Owl13”$15.00
VIP 1118Double log base (for critters)11”x 5”$  8.00
Scioto 1077Realistic Rabbit Left5”$  8.00
Scioto 1078Realistic Rabbit Right5”$  8.00
Scioto 1079Realistic Rabbit Standing6”$  8.00
Scioto 1080Large Rabbit Looking Left15”$15.00
Scioto 1081Large Standing Rabbit12”$15.00
Scioto 1194?Deer Lying Down Right18”$25.00
Scioto 1197Sleeping Fawn9”$15.00
Scioto 1201Deer Lying Down Facing Right10”$15.00
Scioto 1218Standing Fawn (Deer)13”$25.00
Scioto 1345Grazing Deer  
Scioto 1346?Looking Straight  
Scioto 1347?Looking Straight  
Scioto 1373Cow13”$15.00
Alberta 818Rooting Pig13”$15.00
Clay Magic 2860Droogie Dragonfly12”$20.00
Clay Magic 3855Beetle Bug Car7½”$10.00
Clay Magic 3858Retro Camper8”$10.00
Clay Magic 3859Ziggy Chameleon13½”$20.00
Clay Magic 3943Baby Ziggy6¼”$7.50
Iandola 363Flat Lamb Grazing14”$15.00
Iandola 364Curly Lamb11”$15.00
Iandola 365Large Curly Lamb19 ½”$20.00
Iandola 367Little Bo Peep19”$20.00
Kimple 0863Small Yard Duck Standing9”$10.00
Kimple 0864Small Yard Duck Grazing10”$10.00
VIP 1109Mallard Or Wood Duck $10.00
Gare 818Large Duck Decoy12”$10.00
X-74Small Duck Decoy3½ 5½$  7.50
Alberta 36-42,44,52Small Flowerpot Gnomes & Snow White5 ½”$  5.00
Alberta 589Medium Napping Gnome9”$12.00
Alberta 504Large Standing Gnome17 ¼”$25.00
Alberta 679Large Gnome With Shovel16 ½”$25.00
Alberta 692Large Gnome With Watering Can17 ¼”$25.00
Alberta 693Large Gnome On Tummy13 ½”$25.00
Alberta 721Large Gnome Suzie17”$25.00
Catskill 226Steppingstone Welcome Goose8”$10.00
Catskill 231Steppingstone Welcome Iris8”$10.00
Catskill 232Steppingstone Halloween8”$10.00
Catskill 233Steppingstone Thanksgiving8”$10.00
Catskill 234Steppingstone Christmas8”$10.00
Catskill 235Steppingstone Bunny8”$10.00
Catskill 236Steppingstone Valentine8”$10.00
No NameSteppingstone Mouse In Daisies8”$10.00
Clay Magic3960Heart of the Garden9 ½”$10.00
Clay Magic 3951Charming Teapot Fairy House8×9$16.00
Clay Magic 3952Enchanted Teapot Fairy House11×8$16.00
Kimple 918, 968, 970Base, House + 3 Bunnies $20.00
Macky 5323, 5324, 5325Nibble Nook Mouse House: base, house, + 3 mice6 ½”$20.00
Riverview 867Butterfly House (Or Birdhouse) $16.00
Duncan 213aHanging Ashtray / Feeder / Planter6 ½”$  9.50
Duncan 98aHanging Ashtray / Feeder / Planter6 ½”$  9.50
Dona 493s,BPansies  & Ribbon Lantern10”$10.00
Duncan 102aPatio Lantern $10.00
Duncan 679aTrinidad Harbor Shell Planter $10.00
Weaver 451Horse Planter13”$12.00
No NameStrawberry Shortcake Planter~ 8”$  8.00
Daddy 282Pipe Planter With Ship (+Lid)9×6$10.00
These are all bisque prices. That is, the cost to purchase the unpainted piece to paint yourself.
Finished pieces are typically 1 1/2 times the bisque price but that can vary according to the detail.

Give us a call.

These may or may not be available on the shelf so call ahead and order what you want. Allow at least a week for pouring, cleaning, and firing.

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So come on over and bring the kids. They can make things for the garden, too!

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New Live Schedule

Announcing a change in our schedule. Since Michael Harbridge has moved his broadcasts to Thursday evenings, we have moved ours to Tuesdays. Same time, same place, different day of the week,

Play with Clay Birdhouse

Tonight we started the new schedule with our clay birdhouse. It was a project from the IADCCT 2021 Virtual Convention and also won a trophy at the Midwest Ceramic Show last year. We used a soda pop can to mold the “house” wrapping clay around the can, then adding a bottom, and eventually a roof. We used texture mats to add designs to the clay cylinder and roof; then leaf forms to make leaves for on the roof; and a mini extruder to make decorative vines. After it dries for about two weeks, we will fire and then glaze the birdhouse. If you missed the broadcast, you can view the video at Carol’s Carousel Classes group on Facebook.

Underglazed Birdfeeder

Join us next week when we will use underglazes to add flowers and vines to a hanging birdfeeder.

In the Studio

It’s that time of year to make outdoor decorations. Besides birdhouses, butterfly houses, and bird feeders we have lots of realistic garden critters, lanterns for your patio, cartoon characters, gnomes, and fairy gardens. So come on over and get started on your outdoor decorating.

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Fashenhues Certification Class

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. nine enthusiastic painters joined Ruth Ann Jackson Butler here in the studio for an intense workshop learning all about how to use Fashenhues. We painted five pieces: a faux cement cross with rose & barbed wire and a garden stone with flowers & a decal saying (Friday), an eagle head figure and a colorful rainbow trout (Saturday), and a Santa Christmas wreath (Sunday). We had three out-of-town visitors, Tina from West Virginia, Steve and Diane from Elyria; three from our studio, Laura, Sheryl, and Linda; and three Warnekes, Jim, Carol, and Jesse.

Ruth Ann and her husband, Larry, traveled to Ohio from their home in Texas to do the training. Steve and Tina both became Fashenhues dealers as well as certified teachers and picked up their starter kits of supplies while they were here. Carol was already a dealer but took this opportunity to add to her stock as well.

Ruth Ann took pictures of the painters and also of each project which she posted on her page. I have shared the pictures from Friday and Saturday on the Carol’s Carousel Creations page. I am sure that there will be more taken on Sunday which we can post later.

Our Thursday Night Live on Carol’s Carousel Classes has a non-fired class the first week of each month. This Thursday we will be doing a Mother’s Day tree in Fashenhues so tune in at 7:30. We also do classes here in the studio where you can learn to use Fashenhues or have us bring the Party Van to your home or place of business such as nursing homes or day care centers.

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Where having Fun is why we come!

So come on over and see how easy it is to paint with Fashenhues.

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