Garden Critters

Yesterday we talked about Fairies and Fairy Gardens. So today I want to focus on the bigger gardens, and bigger things to put in them. Last year we got out the mold for pur Garden Frog.  About 12″ long this guy is a huge frog. Paint him in natural colors or use a crystal glaze for a unique finish. He could either sit on dry land in your garden or in shallow water in your pond. Glaze inside and out if used in the water. We have a nice turtle as well and you will find him sitting out front in our rose garden.

The ceramic squirrels we have are a bit bigger than the real squirrels around here.  The one sitting up is 9″ tall and the one standing is 10″ long. They can be found in the front garden along with the ones that scamper from tree to tree.  There is also a life-sized chipmunk to keep them company.

We have a whole family of realistic rabbits. (And also real ones. To tell the difference see if they move. LOL)  The large rabbit looking left is 15″ and the standing rabbit is 12″.  Their three bunnies are each about 6″ and are already outside in the front garden.

Other molds include a mama raccoon and a baby raccoon, a mama fox and her “fox kit,” and deer in various sizes.  Many of these have not yet been poured and there are multiple molds to each, so hopefully all the parts are there. Unlike the life-size critters  mentioned above, these are smaller in stature.

Even the kids can make  these critters. We had several successful workshops last year with homeschool kids, 4-H kids, and “kids” from the MRDD workshop.  We will start to pour these next week but make sure to call ahead and order what you want. They are pretty good-size pieces and we do not have the shelf space to keep many on hand.

Check out the album Woodland Animals to see the pictures .  For some reason the program is not letting me insert any pictures today.  Or better yet, come on over and check out our gardens for yourself!

Carousel Creations
Where having fun is why we come!

So why not come to class , bring the kids along, and make some critters for your garden?




About carolscarouselcreations

I am a retired math teacher. My jusband and I have been pouring, cleaning, firing, and painting ceramics since 1970 and have been teaching since 1972. We are both Duncan certified and members of IADCCT (International Association of Duncan Certified Caramic Teachers) and MVCT (Mahoning Valley Ceramic Teachers), a local chapter in North East Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. We have a home studio where we teach Technique Workshops and have Open Class time. We also have a party van which we take to local nursing homes. A new addition in 2020 is our online Facebook Live classes/demonstrations. We have two Etsy stores AfAfKidsNFriends for our African-American pieces and CarolsCarouselShoppe for our carousels. Find us on Facebook at CarolsCarouselCreations or send us an email to
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