Out with the OLD, In with the NEW

December 2018

  • We have mailed or delivered all of the online orders
  • We have glazed and fired all of the snowman plates
  • We have poured all the greenware and the last bisque firing will be tomorrow.
  • This is the last week of classes: Monday, 12/17 and Wednesday, 12/19 (call if you need to come another time)
  • We will be closed Saturday, December 22nd until Monday, January 7th

It has been a very good year.

Personally, we celebrated out 50th Anniversary with a Renewal of Vows and Reception in February; then a seven-week trip to see all the western MLB stadiums. Some ceramic accomplishments this year:

  1. We attended the Cyberflyers Regional Event at the Duncan Plant in Fresno, California
  2. We picked up African-American molds and bisque in Oregon.
  3. We picked up more molds in Illinois, Michigan, and Akron, adding to our  African-American Collection, our Carousel Collection, and our Disney molds.
  4. We traveled to Delaware where we learned how to pour the masters and make our own Alberta Carousel Molds.
  5. We established the Carousel Party Van, where we bring the ceramics to you. Our clientele included nursing homes, disabled adult workshops, and group homes.
  6. We hosted Duncan Essentials training for students interested in becoming Certified Duncan Teachers.
  7. We hosted several Duncan University Classes.
  8. We established a new Chapter of IADCCT (International Association of Duncan Certified Ceramic Teachers). We call ourselves MVCT (the Mahoning Valley Ceramic Teachers).
  9. We continued to offer Open Classes two or three times a week as well as additional Workshops where folks learn a new technique.
  10. We also hosted some special events such as a Mommy & Me Tea Party and several Date Nights.

Goals for the New Year

  1. Expand Party Van list
  2. Introduce African-American Collection
  3. Improve social media advertising
  4. Add day classes to the schedule.
  5. Make progress on remodeling and redecorating projects.
  6. Work on Carousel Collection
  7. Hire some help! (Bartering ceramic bisque & lessons for help in the studio)

Carol’s Carousel

Where having FUN is why we come!

Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!

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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