Essentials Class

Essentials I & II taught by
Duncan Ambassador Dru Woodward
on July 7, 2018


There were nine new students working on their certification plus Carol updating hers. Carol & Jim have been certified Duncan Teachers since 1974.


We did seven projects and learned how to use the various Duncan underglazes: Concepts, French Dimensions, Cover Coat, and EZ-Stroke.


We were working ALL DAY from 9:00 in the morning to 10:00 at night. And there’s glazing to do when we get back home.

  • There were blueberry, chocolate chip, and banana nut muffins plus coffee and tea available upon arrival.
  • We enjoyed a pot luck lunch with Jen providing sloppy Joes. Yum! Lots of good food. We set up in the dining room like we do for family dinners.
  • Jim & Jeremy were our caterers for a delicious turkey dinner later in the day. Jim cooked and Jeremy set the table.
  • Everyone agrees to do the same for our next training, Essentials III & IV in August. There was a special request for Jim to make his wonderful ham dinner!

Fun workshop

Waiting for all to arrive to do today’s F U N workshop, a Sand-Painting technique on the medium piggy bank.

Sand Painting Pig Duncan Class

Carol’s Carousel
Where having fun is why we come!

These nine ladies are half way to becoming
Certified Duncan Teachers!

If you would like to become certified,
come join us for the next training in August.

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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