January in the Shop

Welcome to February, the month of Romance and all things hearts! We posted a tree sale in January in order to clear our shelves of sample trees. It looks like a forest in the studio, with all the trees ready to ship out! Someone asked about Grinch trees, so we posted some pictures and got lots of orders for them. Those we have to make as well as several other trees that were sold, but then ordered by another person.

All of our Valentine trees were sold. So, we made three more for next Saturday’s show. Then did the logo tree with the Valentine Truck silkscreen during a live on underglazes, and a valentine spruce tree in red Fashenhues during another live. So now we have five trees ready to take to the show. We will go ahead and take pictures of these and post them on our main page, Carol’s Carousel Creations, in case anyone wants to purchase them.

Christmas items were surprisingly ordered in January. Besides more trees, we are making a Scottish Santa, a Santa the looks like it’s carved out of wood, a complete Holland Caroler set, and the Twelve Days of Christmas Bears. We also have folks asking to come to the studio and paint their own trees. And the gal who cleans greenware for me is spending all her studio credits on making trees!

UFOs are a must — that is, all those Un-Finished Objects that are sitting on your shelf. The beginning of the year is a great time to focus on either finishing those pieces or taking them home to do later. Right now (with COVID) shelf space is not an issue as quite a few students have not returned. However,when they come back students will be limited to only one shelf.

Carol’s Carousel Classes hosts Live events every Thursday at 7:30 EST. If you haven’t tuned in, you may want to take a look. Last week was the non-fired session (Fashenhues) and this week is Play with Clay. We will be making Brown Sugar Bears for the March show. Be sure to let us know you are there by posting in the chat or by giving us a like. Thanks for watching.

Carol’s Carousel Creations

Where having Fun is why we cone!

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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