New Tripod

Learning to use the camera

We got a new tripod that holds a cell phone and is able to focus down onto the work area. Unfortunately, we had just gotten home from the store with it when it was time to broadcast the workshop. So, the first Facebook Live Workshop, Learning to Mud, was done with me holding everything up in front of my face. The second Facebook Live Workshop was done with the camera aimed at an angle towards the table so you saw my shirt and the workpiece but not my face. The first was done with my tablet and I watched on my computer. The second was done with my phone and it wouldn’t come up on the computer. So there is a giant learning curve and I need to practice before next week.


We have to-go kits made up for both the Learning to Mud ($20) and the Flower of Hawaii ($15) workshops. You can still order them for pickup or delivery or deliver by mail. And you can watch both videos on the Carol’s Carousel Creations Facebook page. We have them for the next workshop as well and for all to come in June and July.

National Donut Day

This Friday, June 5th, is National Donut Day. The Facebook Live workshop will be a ceramic donut bank or donut box and a coffee mug. Again, if you order your to-go kit ahead of time ($15) you can paint along with us. When you order your  kit let me know what flavor donut and icing you want so we get the right colors. Sprinkles are part of the mold but you can request specific colors for those as well.

donut bisque

For the coffee mug, it will be a random plain cup from our studio shelf. And there are six clipart designs you can choose from to paint on your cup OR create your own. (Mug photo is from a class Jeremy’s workshop did with silkscreens.)

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

So for now, we must have our FUN by
meeting online in our virtual classroom.

See you on Friday!


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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