Painting the Carrousel

We had a wonderful time at the Carrousel in Mansfield on Wednesday. Here are a few of the pictures we took. We were unable to get a nice full-view picture of the carrousel because it is in a building. But Jim took many pictures of the horses and other animals to get ideas for painting. Our animals are not exactly like these, different position or different saddle and other decorations on the animals.  One thing that I found interesting is the lack of decoration on the inside of the animals. It is painted, but not detailed or jeweled.


We also visited the gift shop where they have a varied selection of souvenirs. However, I was disappointed at the selection of actual carrousel items. My sister and her granddaughter each got a beautiful throw which actually has the Richland Carrousel logo on it. They had quite a few small, music box carrousels but that was about it.

Sharon, the Co-Director, was showing me some items under glass that are on consignment. We got to talking and she may be interested in taking some of our items to sell. Of course, she would have to see them first and we would have to agree on prices.  So now my mind is racing… they don’t have any individual animals, or jewelry, or mugs, or a cookie jar, or …

But first we have to build another mold shelf and a bathroom. Then I can actually start painting them.

Carousel Creations
Where having FUN is why we come!

So why not come over and make your own carousel?
We have lions and tigers and bears and zebras and giraffes and . . .


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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