Great American baseball Tour — Day 22

clipart paint palletSunday, May 6, 2018
I.A.D.C.C.T. Cyberflyer Chapter
Regional Education Program

We did two more projects today. (Jim didn’t make it so he had a chance to catch up on his rest. Besides being worn out, we found out later the pillows were duck down and he is allergic.)

Platter Background

In the morning we started our pen & ink project. Arlene was unable to come so David Hoff stepped in and taught her class. It was a very interesting, unusual technique to make the marbleized background on the platter. Since this needed to dry completely before painting on the pen & ink design, we went on to the next project.

Pumpkin on a Jar

teacher with pumpkin on jar plateNext we did a pumpkin design on a mason jar plate. Our instructor was Margie Bordner. We transferred the design using clay carbon, and painted with Concepts, loading our brush with two shades of color at a time, then detailing with a darker shade of the same color. It was a brush-stroke workshop.

[We use the same double-loading technique for shading in the Faces of the World projects. Many of  you already know about us buying molds to make African -American figures. We will schedule a workshop sometime this summer and teach you how to do this on any skin color.]

Pen & Ink Picture

pen and ink platterBecause we already painted the background on our platter clay carbon will not work, so we used tissue paper and fine permanent markers to transfer the design. Arlene had already drawn the designs onto the tissue for us (what a timesaver). We then executed the design with EZ-stroke black and a liner brush. After it is fired we will finish the border and the back with a new matte glaze called Leather Jacket.


clipart ice cream sundaeAfter dinner on our own, most of the group went to David Hoff’s house in Fresno for an ice cream social. He had a selection of ice creams, toppings, cookies, and brownies for us. It was a nice opportunity to visit with new friends as you are so busy painting during the day that visiting is impossible.  We also got to see David’s studio and many of the pieces he has done. His tables only seat eight students, which surprised me, but he does have seminars at his house.

We have taken David’s classes before and also belong to “Club David” where we can download a new technique every month. Several of the workshops we have offered are his designs — like the bluebird plate, the snowman we painted on a sled, and the pumpkins & mums platter.

Ceramic Workshops

  • The Mason Jar Plate is a fun, colorful project for fall that is pretty easy to do.
  • The Pen & Ink drawing is a great new technique and if we do a workshop, it  would have to be on two nights to allow time for drying.

Carol’s Carousel Creations
Jim & Carol Warneke



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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