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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

The Garden Center

It’s that time of year to pull the weeds, plant the flowers, and put some natural woodland animals or cute critters in your gardens. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of items that may be of interest … Continue reading

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New Live Schedule

Announcing a change in our schedule. Since Michael Harbridge has moved his broadcasts to Thursday evenings, we have moved ours to Tuesdays. Same time, same place, different day of the week, Play with Clay Birdhouse Tonight we started the new … Continue reading

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Fashenhues Certification Class

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. nine enthusiastic painters joined Ruth Ann Jackson Butler here in the studio for an intense workshop learning all about how to use Fashenhues. We painted five pieces: a faux cement … Continue reading

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The Cookie Tree

If you missed this week’s Thursday Night Live, you need to go check it out on Carol’s Carousel Classes Facebook group. We replicated a project by Michael Harbridge where he showed a Shamrock Cookie tree that was done and demonstrated … Continue reading

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Midwest Ceramic Show Spring 2022

MVCT (Mahoning Valley Ceramic Teachers) had nine members attend the show this weekend, taking classes, demonstrating rubber stamps, and buying lots of bisque and supplies. To see what we did go to Jim Warneke’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003334540599) to see his … Continue reading

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Easter Eggs-Travaganza

Fired Products — Glazes & Underglazes Last week we painted a dozen eggs with a variety of glazes during our Thursday Night Live. We used the following and you can see them finished during this week’s Live on Thursday at … Continue reading

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Video Updates

I just love bringing ceramic techniques to our followers as I am a teacher at heart and love to share. This “business” of ours has turned into an online shopping center, which was never our intention. Of course, COVID has … Continue reading

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Carousel Molds

Orders First, let me say that we are working on pouring carousel horses this week. All customers who have outstanding orders have already been notified. The large horses are difficult to pour and clean without breaking the legs so please … Continue reading

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The Jolly Tree

This tree is quite whimsical with curlicues and a flat face and back. (I will post some pictures on the Facebook page but for some reason this program no longer accepts my pictures.) It is a Mayco mold and Bob … Continue reading

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New Approach to Second Saturday

We did our second craft fair last Saturday and sales were still a little lite. Still looking for ideas to make this worthwhile. Your suggestions are appreciated. Consignment with other shops in Courtyard Square such as pieces for wax melters, … Continue reading

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