Step 1: Making Masks

Pulled out the carousel fabrics and choose a couple for our masks: carousel animals and balloons for the ladies; bold stripes for the gents. And the carousel picnic scene for the bathroom curtain. ordered some elastic and downloaded a pattern.

carousel fabric

Step 2: Topping Tables

We need to clear the tables; wipe down with soap and bleach; and set the stations for social distancing.  The six-foot tables will have two stations; the eight-foot table will have three stations. That means we only have seating for six students and a teacher at any one time for workshops. For open classes we could set up two more five-foot tables in the kitchen, for a total of ten plus teacher. It is not quite the recommended six-foot social distancing (more like 3 1/2 to 5) but better than our usual setup.

table setup guide

Step 3: Visiting Video

That is, learning how to make and upload a video of our lesson OR how to broadcast live for those who wish to do the workshops at home.

smiley with camera

Step 4: Creating Classes

  1. Learning to Mud — Kelly salt & pepper shakers
    Kelly 0716 s&p with mud
  2. “Flower of Hawaii” — brushstroke workshop on Hyacinth Vase
  3. Metallic Rub-On Paste — on animal angels
  4. Flower Garden Plaque — “Artful Daisies” on lattice plate (similar to this one)
  5. “Lemons Times Two” — on pie plat

    Carol’s Carousel Creations
    Where having Fun is why we come!
    Hope to see everyone again soon.





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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