Twelve Weeks of Christmas Event: Weeks 1 to 3

We started off this promotion first with a preview of the Twelve Days of Christmas Bears. These were so much fun to paint! The bears are $4.00 each in bisque or $40.00 for the complete set of 12.

Christmas Bears 1-3 CCCHRISTMAS BEARS 4-6 CCCHRISTMAS BEARS 7-9Twelve Days of Christmas Bears 10-12 CC

and then the Twelve Days of Christmas Bell Ornaments.  These are double sided and sell for $2.00 each in bisque or $10.00 for the set of six. In order to display all twelve days, such as hanging from a mantle or on a wreath, you will need to purchase two sets.

The promise was to add another “day” of the song each week and announce it here on Sunday. Unfortunately that didn’t happen with the lockup of our page, so I am getting you caught up to date with the preview weeks and weeks 1 to 3.

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me …
A Partridge in a Pear Tree.

And we have this  very practical Partridge in a Pear Tree Trivet to use on your dining table. Bisque is $6.50.  I painted mine black to match some other trivets I have, but you can use whatever color matches your kitchen décor.

partridge in a pear tree trivet

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me …
Two Turtle Doves, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

We have a lovely Dove Candle Holder. Using a semi-translucent glaze brings out the fine detailing. Again, choose a color to match your décor. You can use real or battery  candles, either  votive or tea light.  Bisque is $6.00 or two for $10.00.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me …
Three French Hens, Two Turtle Doves, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

This week’s special is a Personal Chicken Casserole Dish. Perfect for individual servings, it measures 5.75″ high. Bisque is $6.50 for one or $15.00 for three.


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That’s all folks!
We are now caught up and I will just add the item of the week each Sunday.
This is not a special workshop, you can paint them anytime
and any way you want to, or even take them home to do.
Make sure to order what you want so we know how many to pour.

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Friday the 13th


We are finally back online. The problem with posting has been resolved by our webmaster and I can now continue with the blog and update the catalog. Several changes need to be made to the catalog including new photos, changes in some of the prices, and adding new pages that were never actually written. I will keep you apprised here in the blog whenever changes are made to the catalog.

Ohio Ceramic Supply Open House

The Third Annual Open House since OCS went under new management was held September 22 & 23.  Jim and Carol both attended workshops / classes on both days.

  • mold-making (Jim)
  • creating pieces with fabric (Carol)
  • bottle cap leather-look pumpkin painting (Carol)
  • clay puzzling giraffe (Jim)
  • glaze raking (Jim & Carol)

We will be offering classes on some of these techniques so watch for announcements.

Cyberflyers I.A.D.C.C.T.

The September meeting was a Retreat via Skype. Members shared projects, techniques, and tips. We will be trying out the Cranberry Bubbles project, and then sharing with our students.

Cranberry Bubbles

North Coast Clay Pots I.A.D.C.C.T.

Jim and Carol both attended the September meeting of this chapter in Tiffin Ohio. We actually did two projects — one with Raku and another with horsehair. Jim will be teaching these techniques at some time in the future. Watch for an announcement. [left is Raku, Jim’s is top center, Carol’s is top right; right is Horsehair, Carol’s is front center, Jim’s is taller vase, second from left; all are on display in the studio]

The October meeting is this Sunday, October 15th in Risingsun Ohio. It is a Pumpkin Seminar and we were told to bring greenware already painted in orange cover coats.  Will post pictures when finished.

Fall Workshop Schedule 2017

Please check out the tab at the top of the page for Wednesday Workshops, Friday Kids Krafts, and monthly Saturday night Date Nights. It is important to let us know ahead of time if you are interested so that we pour the bisque.

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Let us know if you see something you would like to make.
Bring your friends & family with you.
And start to think about your Christmas list.


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Transition week 8/27 – 9/2/2017

This is a transition week, with the Summer Workshops ending and the new Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule beginning. Here are this week’s classes:

Sunday, August 26th 1:00 – 5:00

Pumpkins & Mums Harvest PlatePumpkins & Mums Platter Workshop repeated; Pilgrim Mice Workshop cancelled; also Open Class

Monday, August 28th 6:00 – 10:00

Open Class

Tuesday, August 29th 1:00 – 3:00

Austintown Senior Center — small bisque items to stain

Wednesday, August 30th 6:00 – 10:00

Daddy 0389 boy mouse & 0390 girl mouse pilgrimsPilgrim Mice Workshop (call right away if you want to do this); also Open Class

Thursday, August 31st 6:00 – 8:00

deco idea birthday plateKids Krafts Birthday plate

Friday, September 1st 6:00 – 8:00 & 6:00 – 10:00

fall-leaf-dishes-cc.jpgKids Krafts Leaf Dishes; also Open Class

Saturday, September 2nd


Please note that on the Fall Schedule classes are
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Monday is just Open Class,
Wednesday is Adult WS,
Friday is Kids Krafts.
Date Nights are the first Saturday of each month.

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Hope to see you there.

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Carousel Party Van


We have had inquiries from ten different places, many of which have already booked parties. These include a senior center, four workshops or group homes, and five nursing homes. Some want us to come on a regular basis.

Party Cart

We have purchased a new three-shelf cart for our mobile classes. It is stocked with paint pallets, brushes, water bowls, water jugs, towels, and aprons. All we need to do is add the bisque and appropriate paints. Since we are handicap accessible we just wheel the cart up the basement lift, down the garage lift, and up the van ramp. All facilities can accommodate us so there is no lifting or carrying involved


So far Baby Ziggy in stains, Make-A-Mug with Concepts underglazes and rubber stamps or silkscreens, and stepping stones with Fashenhues.


If you know or a group who would like to have us come out, please tell them about us OR tell us about them. Not everyone is able to get out and come to the studio. Thanks for your help.

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Updated “The Coffee Shoppe” Page

duncan 0018 Love cup


I replaced the pictures on The Coffee Shoppe,  our page for cups and smaller mugs. See The Corner Pub for larger mugs and steins. Many of the pictures were distorted to fit into the tile format. [The Coffee ShoppeThe Corner Pub] Descriptions and sizes will be added later.  All cups and mugs are $5.00

Make-A-Mug Workshops

Duncan 0077 stack mugare a good introduction to ceramics for new groups such as senior citizen groups, clients at workshops for the disabled, residents of nursing homes, scouts, homeschoolers, and so on. We usually provide an assortment of plain mugs so that they can choose their own designs. Silkscreens are provided and rubber stamp letters if they want to add their name. Other cups/mugs can be requested.

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If you haven’t yet made yourself a coffee mug, come on over.
Personalized mugs also make great Christmas gifts — add cocoa, tea bags, or candy.
Choose from an assortment of special mugs or design your own.


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Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule

Regular Adult Workshops are Wednesday evenings.

However, we can repeat the activity on Monday at our Open Class or schedule a special time for your group on Thursday evening.  Teens are welcome. All classes are 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.  Workshops are $20 unless stated otherwise. Open Class is $5.00 + the cost of your bisque. Snacks & drinks are provided at all classes and workshops when available.

Date Nights are the First Saturday

Workshops are scheduled for couples (teens and adults) They are $25.00 for both people unless stated otherwise. If you choose to make something other than the featured items it is $10.00 + the cost of your bisque. Snacks & drinks are provided at all classes and workshop when available.

Kids Krafts are Friday evenings

The scheduled workshop is a featured activity but kids (3 to 93 years old) may use the time as an Open Class and work on something else. All classes are 6:00 – 8:00 but older kids may stay longer if needed to complete their project.  Most younger kids do not have the attention span to work longer than this. Many projects can be done by preschoolers buy they will need assistance. Workshops are $10 unless stated otherwise. Open Class is $5.00 + the cost of your bisque. Snacks & drinks are provided at all classes and workshops when available.

Note: Pictures and posters will be available later. You can find most of these items in the catalog — just pull down the catalog tab on the menu bar.

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September 1
Leaf dish Crystal glaze
September 2
Duncan chess set Glazes
September 6
Apples of Autumn bowl or plate Club David underglaze
September 8
Cute Critters stain
September 13
Fall harvest jar Fashenhues
September 15 KIDS KRAFTS Little Witches  
September 20
Wine & cheese board
(on cutting board)
David Hoff WS
September 22 KIDS KRAFTS Football player or cheerleader small $10.00; Smiley $15.00 stains
September 27
Button-jointed witch Stains, buttons, strings
September 29 KIDS KRAFTS Halloween Jar lid covers stains
October 4
Fall inserts Fashenhues
October 6
Pumpkin head kids or skeleton babies stains
October 7
Beer steins Underglaze
October 11
Soft ghost or turkey stains
October 13
Pumpkin cup glazes
October 18
Witches boot Stain & flowers
October 20
Nutcracker candle holder stains
October 25
Sunflower plate Duncan WS
underglaze over matte
October 27
Shell soap dish or fish dish glaze
November 1
Indian angel Fashenhues
November 3
Turkey bowl or s/p Glaze
November 4
Pilgrim mouse boy & girl stains
November 8
Baked potato bowl or corn bowl glaze
November 10
Indian toby mug underglaze
November 15
fruit basket teapot Multiple glazes
  (optional pitcher, etc.)  
November 17
Bells that ring Silkscreen & clear glaze or use colored or crystal glazes.
November 22
Holiday hat silkscreens
November 24
Nightlight tree $15.00 glaze
November 29
Music box soft tree Stains
December 1
Santa or Snowman tea stack $10 OR Snowman Snack Stack $15 underglaze
December 2
Pair of large elves stains
  Hershey 0188
December 6
Bell plate underglaze
December 8
Santa cookie plate underglaze
December 13
Old World Santa Fashenhues
December 15
Santa with Bag stains
December 20
Ornament Sale  stains
December 22
Ornament sale stains
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Caroler Set

Featured Item

Holland 0683 to 0690 Caroler Set (CC)This is the Holland Caroler Set 0683 to 0690. The molds are on the pouring table right now for three orders. If you want to make this let me know while the molds are still out. This is our sample, painted with Fashenhues. Bisque is $30.00 per set or $40.00 cut out with light kit. Please specify whether to cut out the windows when ordering.  [Laura, Gail, & Joanne — cut out?]

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Other holiday sets will become  featured items in the next few weeks!

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