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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

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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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 … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Craft Shows

Earlier posts have mentioned the Second Saturday Artisan & Vendor Shows at Courtyard Square in Salem (scroll down for more information) Themes: February Valentine’s Day, March St. Patrick’s Day, April Easter. If we continue there will be Mother’s Day in … Continue reading

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January Tree Sale

We have been posting trees on Carol’sCarouselCreations FB page and sharing with another tree page. There are: Small sierra spruce Small Nowell 341 Holland 705 Funky Tree Faceted Tree Jolly Tree Large trees Grinch trees Most of these trees are … Continue reading

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Off to a Slow Start

Open Classes still available, just let us know you are coming: Monday @ 6:00, Wednesday @ 11:30 and 6:00. Second Saturday (as discussed in the last post) at least through April: Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter themes plus … Continue reading

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Second Saturday

The second Saturday of each month we will be at the Courtyard Square Small Business & Artisan Market, 645 E State St, Salem, OH from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. (I know that I mentioned this before and you can … Continue reading

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