Summer Workshops

We have been doing some brainstorming this morning, trying to decide what workshops folks are looking for. We have come up with  a tentative list for the remainder of summer. Our students and those who follow our web and Facebook pages will always get advance notice before workshops are announced to the public via the Buy-Sell-Trade pages.

Weekly Workshops for Grownups

These workshops are designed for teens and adults. They are offered during our regular Thursday evening Open Class time which begins at 6:30. If that does not suit your schedule, you may request the same lesson at any open class that week. You may also request a private session any afternoon or evening (including Sundays) for a group of four or more. All workshops are $20 unless stated otherwise. This includes bisque, paints, second firing, snacks, and an extra session if needed. Please sign up ahead of time so that we have enough bisque on hand. Keep in mind that it takes several days to prepare  your piece and that a mold can only be poured once each day. Last minute registration will result in picking something from the shelf.

Catskill 0231 Welcome Iris Insert (Stepping Stone) (CC)Workshop #1 Stepping Stones. Thursday, July 14th
We will learn to use Fashenhues translucent stains to paint an Iris stepping stone for your garden. Other designs will be available.

OCS Magical Butterflies

Workshop #2 Beautiful Butterflies, Thursday July 28th
This is a David Hoff brushstroke workshop where we will use Concepts underglazes to paint a butterfly design on a plain plate. We will transfer the design using clay carbon.  (rescheduled).

Marbelized Bowl CC from Dayton Workshop

Workshop #3 Magical Marbleizing, Thursday, August 4th
After glazing a plain piece with a dark color, we will layer several different colors of Concepts underglazes marbleizing each dot as we go.

plain teapotWorkshop #4 It’s Time for Tea, Thursday, August 11th
This is a silkscreen workshop where we will transfer floral designs to a plain teapot and then add color. To use the silkscreen a special thickener is added to the underglaze. Other silkscreens are available.

daisy decalWorkshop #5 Decal Diva, Thursday, August 18th
You will learn to apply waterslide ceramic decals to a set of four plain white, glazed cups and plates. These will be Dollar Store items as we cannot make them at this price. These daisies are an example only. We have hundreds of different decals for you to choose from.

Dona 0234 Squirrel Harvest JarWorkshop #6 Fall Fun with Fashenhues, Thursday, August 25th
We will use Fashenhues translucent stains to paint the Fall Harvest Jar, a pumpkin  container with squirrels on the lid and base. [repeated from last year.]

Duncan 0257 small leaf dishesWorkshop #8 Colorburst Crystals, Thursday, September 1st
Choose from  premixed crystal glazes or use a solid color and add your own choice of Colorburst Crystals to create a unique colorful pattern. You will make a set of three or four fall leaf candy dishes.

dona 348 soft pumpkin stackWorkshop #9 Patchwork Pumpkins, Thursday, September 8th
We will use acrylic stains to paint a “soft” pumpkin-stack candy dish for fall. You will learn how to add patterns and detailing to make it look like it’s made of cloth.

BYRON 0241 LARGE SCARECROW (CC)Workshop #10 Silly Scarecrows, Thursday, September 15th
Choose from a variety of ceramic scarecrows to paint with acrylics or Fashenhues. Featured is the Large Scarecrow with Pumpkin. This whimsical scarecrow stands 12″ tall, is 9″ wide and is 6″ front to back. He sits on a smiling jack-o-lantern in his patched overalls with a crow sitting on his shoulder. Workshop fee for this guy is $25.00 and you may not finish in one session.  However, a selection of smaller scarecrows is also available for the standard workshop fee.

And then it is Fall. Check back later for a list of our Fall Workshops .

Date Night and Kids Krafts Workshops will be added in the next few days.
Date Nights are on Saturday evenings and Kids Krafts are on Saturday afternoons.

Carousel Creations
Where having FUN is why we come!

So come on over and have some fun with our summer workshops.

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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