Clay Carbon

We are adding some black-and-white coloring book sketches of dragons to our website.  Clay carbon can be used  to transfer images to plain bisque.  If there is something that you have drawn, found in a coloring book, or found online, you can put it on a mug, plate, bowl, vase, or any other plain piece of bisque. Then finish by painting the design and adding color using Concepts underglazes or acrylic stains. Dragon Drawings are found under the tab for Classes, then Patterns.  In addition to the coloring-book page, I have included a color picture and just a little information on each dragon.

Clay carbon was used on these as well. I downloaded clown pictures, scaled them to the size I wanted, and made children’s cups with them. I also did this for some Klingons in our Star Trek club.  Both of these pictures were taken after painting with Concepts, but before being glazed and fired. Cups and other utility items must be glazed to make them hold water and also to be food safe.

Nowell 1139 Cleveland Browns treeThe design on this Cleveland Brown’s Tree was from a logo I found on the internet. I am not making these to sell, only for our personal use and to show students what can be done with any design and clay carbon.

So maybe you want to make a tree for someone who is an avid Ohio State fan, or Pittsburgh Pirates fan. Use your imagination. Measure the space where the design will go, download what you want to use, and scale the picture to fit the space before printing it out.

There is another set of pictures from Club David that you can find in the same location on this website. Patterns  Jim and I each took some brush-stroke classes  from David Hoff, a traveling Duncan instructor, and will share those with our students as time permits.  Club David is a subscription service where we can download a new project from him each month. The pieces that we did in class are displayed in the studio. Again, we used clay carbon to transfer his designs to our plates before painting them. Here are a couple of his projects.

Carousel Creations
Where having FUN is why we come!

Logos, Holiday themes, pictures, names–
personalize anything using clay carbon and paint.


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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