Decal Diva

This is the  Workshop offered on Thursday, August 18th in which you learn how to apply decals to previously glazed and fired white ware. For purposes of the workshop Dollar Tree items were purchased. (Cups in our studio cost $5 to make so this is a really good deal.) Also, we purchased a box of assorted decals from another studio owner, mostly flowers but many other designs as well. Getting a “deal” on these decals is what allows us to offer this workshop for only $20. You get 8 pieces — 4 cups and 4 plates or bowls (or 2 of each) plus decals for all and your lesson. Decals that I purchased individually will be available at an extra charge. Because the decals need to be fired,  you can pick up your finished items the following week.

Purchased White Ware

  • This plate is 9 3/4″ square (11″ diagonal) It is slightly sloped in from the edges as shown in the picture.
  • The bowl is 7 1/4″ diameter and 2″deep.
  • The cup is 4 1/2″ deep, 3 1/2″ top diameter, and  holds 14 ounces
  • The dinner plate shown below is still available at the store but is difficult to work with because of the ridge.

Sample Cups

These sample cups still need to be fired but give you some idea of what you can do. (Don’t know why they won’t rotate as the picture is vertical.)

Sample Plates

Square plate with corner decal and dinner plate with carousel decal (extra charge).

Sample Bowls

Same bowl with different treatments — center floral design or small flower border.


It is very important that you register for this workshop and let me know which pieces you want as soon as possible (first come, first served).  I purchased 20 cups and 10 each of the square plates and bowls. The store did have more plates and bowls but I took all the mugs they had in stock at this location.  If you say you are coming and don’t show up you still owe $10 for the items.

If you want to learn to use decals but are not available Thursday evening, let me know and we will work out another time.

Carousel Creations
Where having Fun is why we come!

So come be a Decal Diva next Thursday



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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