Technique of the Week + Fall Events

for the week of September 29th

Azure Unicorn

open house Michael's unicorn

I took a workshop this weekend with Michael Harbridge at the Ohio Ceramic Supply Open House in Ravenna where I learned to do this technique. The design is applied with alcohol markers over a glazed surface. (You could use Dollar Store pieces but they will be decorative, not suitable for tableware). This picture is Michael’s sample.

This is the unicorn bust that I actually did. After letting it dry, it gets coated with a brush-on sealer. On the right is a faceted unicorn which is available for purchase in bisque at the ceramic supply store. The upper picture shows the piece better but the lower picture shows one done in the Azure technique.

Azure Unicorn Event

We are NOT doing the technique during regular classes this week. I have created a special Event to be held on Sunday, October 13th from 2:00 to 5:00 in our studio. Invitations were sent out to many of my “friends” but Facebook limits how many invites I can send. If you did not get one and would like to attend just send a message. We only have EIGHT pieces available right now. Since we need to share the markers I am limiting the workshop to this number. If you want to do the piece but cannot attend on this date, we can schedule another session later. Please let me know. It is important to register so that I know how many pieces to glaze for the event.

This is a good kids project. Cost is $20.00. Parents are welcome to attend and work on a different project if they want to. Open class fees are $5 plus the bisque.

Fall Harvest Box Event

Another event that is on the calendar is our Fall Harvest Box with four squirrels, fall leaves, an ear of corn, and acorns surrounding a pumpkin. The box is glazed inside to be food safe. We will be painting it with Fashenhues translucent stains. The outside will be sealed with a clear lacquer and can be rinsed off.

This event is on Sunday, October 20th from 2:00 to 5:00 here in the studio. Older children (tweens and teens) can do this project easily, as can seniors who have fine motor problems. There is little detain work and we can help you if needed. Again, I have sent invitations and you can respond OR just notify me that you are coming. We have TEN harvest jars ready to paint.

Dona 234 Harvest Jar CC.jpg

Holly Wreath with Small Titmouse Event

This is a David Hoff Brushstroke Workshop done in a majolica technique. The plate is first painted with a white satin glaze which is allowed to dry for 2r hours before painting. Therefore, we need to know ahead of time that you are coming. We will be tracing the design onto the plate, and painting with EZ stroke translucent underglazes. After firing, you can rim the plate with a band of gold (extra charge for gold and firing) and re-fire OR you may choose to use the red underglaze to rim the plate before firing. In either case, this finishes the picture by giving it a frame, Because this is glazed, you can use it to serve your favorite Christmas cookies or to give them as a gift.

Holly Wreath with Small Tit Mouse

The workshop will be held on Sunday, November 10th from 2:00 to 5:00 here in the studio. If you received an event invitation you can respond there. If not, just send me a message that you plan to attend.

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

Workshops give us the opportunity to learn something new
in a class setting with step-by-step instruction.

The workshop fee always includes everything —
lesson fee, studio use, brushes, paints, bisque, and even snacks!

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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