New Year 2017


  • Next week we will be open every evening for anyone who needs to finish up their gifts. As usual, please let me know that you are coming. I already have folks coming Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
  • Although we will do another pouring before shutdown, there will not be time to get items poured, cleaned, and fired in time for you to paint them before Christmas.
  • If you want something ready for after shutdown, let me know now and we will go ahead and pour it while the pouring table is still available.


We will be closed Christmas week for the Holiday; then for 1 to 3 weeks in January for remodeling. That is, putting in the handicap bathroom in the basement. Keep watch on this page and our Facebook page for our Grand Reopening!

2017 Winter Workshops


January — “Star Bright Snowman” Sip & Paint (BYOB).
The snowman design (shown here on a square plate) will be transferred to a bisque sled using clay carbon, then painted with Concepts underglazes. The sled will then be glazed and can be used either as a decoration or as a table trivet for hot dishes. (dates tentative). $20.00

Sunday, January 22nd from 1:00- 5:00 OR
Wednesday, January 25th from 6:00 – 10:00

flirting-owls-hoffFebruary — “Flirting”
We will paint these cute flirting owls onto a plate. The design will be transferred to bisque , then painted with Concepts .For couples there is an alternate owl picture available. The plates will be food safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe. $20.00

Sunday, February 12th from 1:00 – 5:00 OR
Wednesday, February 15th from 6:00 – 10:00

duncan-0236d-leprechaun-boot-bank-2March — Leprechaun Boot Bank
We will use Fashenhues to paint this large whimsical boot with Leprechauns. If you have not used Fashenhues before you will want to attend this instructional session that teaches how to easily paint items with a lot of detail. This is a messy technique so be sure to wear old clothes. $20.00

Sunday, March 5th  from 1:00 – 5:00 OR
Wednesday, March 8th from 6:00 – 10:00



Early April — Soft Basket with Bunny Handle
In this project we use acrylic paints to detail a ceramic piece so that it looks like it is made of cloth. This technique was also used on the Soft Ghost and Soft Turkey last fall. $20.00

Sunday, April 2nd from 1:00 – 5:00 OR
Wednesday, April 5th from 6:00 – 10:00


club-david-1408-quick-easy-fun-poppy-with-silkscreenLate April — Silkscreen Flower Design
Students will choose from assorted flower silkscreens and apply them to a plain piece such as a plate, vase, or teapot. The design is transferred onto the piece by pressing thickened Concepts through a silkscreen, usually with black. Then color is added using one-stroke Concepts.  $20.00

Sunday, April 23rd from 1:00 – 5:00 OR
Wednesday, April 26th from 6:00 -10:00

Although you are welcome to work on any technique during any Open Class, Workshops provide more detailed instruction for the first-time student. Once you have learned a new technique you will be more confident bout doing it on your own.

Regular Open Classes

We will have Open Classes on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00. The extended days were for the holiday only. Please remember to register for the days you plan to come so that we have enough workstations set up. Watch for the starting date mid January.

Cost for Open Workshops is $5.00 per visit plus the cost of the bisque. Don’t forget to order your bisque ahead of time and remember that it takes at least three days for pouring, cleaning, and firing. Best to allow a week. Likewise, allow a week for glazed items to be fired and ready for pickup.

Carousel Creations
Where having Fun is why we come!

We will be coming back in January and
hope to have a new selection of items for you to paint.
Meanwhile, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Stay safe and be Healthy.





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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