“Follow the Carousel” Drawing

Christmas Day arrives

— in Northeast Ohio it is a quiet day with a little snow on the ground. The Warneke Family celebrated yesterday with our Annual Christmas Eve Day Brunch. Twenty four guests were seated around the very long brunch table in the living-dining room. With an elaborate follow-the-leader trek around both the hot food table and the Christmas breads table, all enjoyed a brunch of ham, cheesy scrambled eggs, tater tots, and a variety of muffins, kolache, and cookies.  Following the meal all retired to the family room for gift giving and later, a game of Trivial Pursuit.   So today it is sleep late, take down the tables and take out the trash. Then watch some movies and just relax.

Christmas Day Drawing

Follow the Carousel DrawingAnd the winner is MuppetPower76@gmail.com. Now I have no idea who this is or I could actually announce a name. This person just won a $25.00 gift certificate to Carousel Creations, This certificate is good for lessons, bisque, or a finished piece; buyer pays for special order items such as music boxes and for shipping if items need to be mailed. Congratulations!

And all the other entries win a $5.00 gift certificate for participating. Note to all — check out the catalog and let me know what you need poured. Then let me know when you want to come.

Upcoming Events

This week is Kids Krafts Christmas Break Ceramics Camp.

  • Tuesday — Play with Clay

  • Wednesday — Glaze Raking

  • Thursday — Bubbles in a Bowl

  • Friday — Silkscreen Snowman Cocoa Mug (or plate)

Pictures may not reflect actual project but show the technique being taught.
All workshops are $10. Buy three and get one free (all four days for $30).
All ages, starting with three-year-olds. Preschoolers will need parent help.
Parents can  make their own piece and may choose something from the shelf.
All workshops begin at 6:00 p.m. and are scheduled for about 2-1/2 hours.
MUST call for reservations

No Limits Ceramic Workshop

Thursday, January 4th at 9:30. Clients from the No Limits workshop (where Jeremy works) will be coming to the studio and making silkscreen snowman mugs and/or plates.

If you know someone who attends a workshop for the disabled, or a senior center, or lives in a nursing home, or  you know someone who works in one of these facilities, let them know about our private workshops. And don’t forget that the Party Van will take the workshop to their facility.

Christina & Cory Baby Shower

Saturday, January 6th at 6:00 p.m. we are having a baby shower for our next great-grandchild.  Friends and Family members will each paint something for the baby. The shower will be Skyped between Austintown and Green Bay as there will be painters at both locations.

Carousel Creations students are invited to participate as we can use some extra painters. There is no cost to you (Great-Grandma & Great-Grandpa are footing the bill.) You don’t get to take anything home as they are all baby gifts. But you get to come and paint and have a good time.  I must know that you are coming so we pour enough pieces.

Ceramic Studio Owners/Teachers of Northeast Ohio & Western PA

Sunday, January 7th, 2:00 to 6:00 Charter / organizational meeting of this group. Bring questions, ideas, and suggestions of how we can network to help each other in our businesses without being competitive. If you are a teacher, or run your own ceramics business even if you don’t teach, consider joining us. If you know of someone who should be part of our group, please let me know.

North Coast Clay Pots Chapter of I.A.D.C.C.T.

Sunday, January 14th 10:00 – 2:00 (at Nancy’s near Toledo) Duncan Country Keepsakes Box is the project. Since it is not an official meeting, we may be able to bring a couple of guests. If you are interested in going with us please let me know and I will inquire.

Ceramic Box Fashenhues Workshop

  • Sunday, January 21st, 1:00 – 5:00
  • Monday, January 22nd, 6:00 – 10:00 (also Open Class)
  • Wednesday, January 24th, 6:00 – 10:00

$20.00 workshop fee. Older children and teens can do these as well
Please register so we pour enough boxes. Selection show will be available. These are the gifts we made the grandsons for Christmas — called them a Pocket Saver, for keys, coins, cuff links, and more.

Carol’s Carousel Creations
Where having Fun is why we come!

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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 CarolsCarouselCreations@gmail.com
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