IADCCT Convention

logo conventioin 2020

MVCT [Mahoning Valley Ceramic Teachers] is preparing for the Annual IADCCT Convention in Las Vegas in February. Carol is President of the group, Jim is a member as well, and so are several of our studio’s students. Laura Gilbert VP went last year; this year Carol & Jim, Laura, and Sheryl will be attending.


There are six Make-n-Takes to choose from (each of us gets to do three) on Friday.

sneak peak


Then two sessions Saturday and two more on Sunday.

2020 convention pieces


David Hoff is doing an all-day workshop after the convention. [Many of the workshops we have done in the studio, including the Snowman and Friend we did this month, are David Hoff workshops.

Snowman with Friend


Members are invited to share a piece of their own work in what is called “Shareware”. A finished piece is displayed at Convention and the tech sheet is downloadable from the IADCCT website. MVCT has decided to paint a series of plates showing Dinnerware through the Ages, a replication of pieces on display at the Museum of Ceramics in East Liverpool. Each of the chapter members is painting a plate and Carol is arranging a display which will also include photos taken at the Museum.

Goodie Bags

Each chapter donates a small gift to the “goodie bags” that are handed out to participants at the convention. MVCT is making Award Pin Ribbons. This is an idea borrowed from our scout troop where they were made for Mothers’ Pins.  Ours will be on a red & white ribbons with pinback and porcelain medallion with the IADCCT logo.

mother's ribbon

Auction Items

Not sure exactly what our chapter is donating, but we are thinking about sharing our Painter’s Package that we did for Retreat in August. It includes a notebook, apron, tote bag, coffee mug, brush caddy, paint palette, and water bowl. The project was inspired by Duncan Ambassador Marge Quick from Alaska.

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

Why do we go? 
to learn new ceramic techniques

When do we go? 
Weds, February 5 to Tues, February 11th

What’s in it for me? 
MVCT Mini-Retreat on March 8th to share




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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