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Evelyne Schoenmann

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About Evelyne Schoenmann

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    Ceramic Artist
  • Birthday 11/10/1957

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    Switzerland and Italy
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    clay clay and clay... oh and playing the piano

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  1. Yes, I am dirt magnet too. I wear old jeans and t-shirt (sweatshirt in the winter) and I have a collection of aprons from lots of ceramics schools. They don't cover much while throwing, so I have to wash my cloth pretty often. We unfortunately can't buy the split leg type aprons here, so Marci (hint hint) could you bring me one next year to our Symposium? I of course will pay for it!
  2. John, is this now one of the drinking vessels we discussed in K.C. second to last NCECA?
  3. The Big Show

    Congrats on the great show Mark! Enjoy summer break now.
  4. Pkqw: Week 20

    One is slip (and for mocha of course the tobacco spit ) Two is piercing Three is reduction (I know of a ceramist who uses mothballs in the El. kiln to get reduction. It works - but it stinks!! Don't try it folks) Four I guess is pinching (or coiling?)
  5. I can't enter the Operations and Benefits threads anymore. It says I use the wrong password. But I have only one (1) with which I sign in to the forum with no problems. Help anybody??

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    2. Evelyne Schoenmann

      Evelyne Schoenmann

      Thanks for any help! I appreciate it.

    3. Evelyne Schoenmann

      Evelyne Schoenmann

      Solved! Steve Hecker helped. GEP, is it solved for everybody now?


    4. GEP


      Yes, it is fixed for everyone now. Thank you, Steve!

  6. Can My Sculpture Be Considered A Mug?

    Welcome to the Forum, PotteryMarq! I looked at the picture you sent the link to and I had the impression to see one of those Gargoyles (or Krampus), and behind it the mug! That's a strong picture. You know, it's always the same question: is it art (non-functional) or is it craft (functional)? It seems you merge both and that's interesting. If you say it's functional then it has to be in a usable size, means you have to be able to drink out of a mug. If it's too big to drink out of it, well, is it art then? You say you are working with clay only for half a year? Congratulations, you seem to be a natural. I hope you stay on in the forum.
  7. Pkqw: Week 18

    Let me see: 1. John Ruskin 2. I think Vulkos (I love his work btw!) 3. Plasticity 4. I would say terra sigillata AND slip? (but never worked with ts, so don't really know)
  8. Sputty, I never thought of working with a child against an artisitc setback. I think this is a very very good idea and I thank you for your thoughtful suggestion!
  9. At the moment I have extrem problems getting back to work in my studio. After my broken leg and surgery end of last year, then hobbling around on crutches for 8 weeks and not being able to use stairs (my studio is in the basement of my house), and then when the foot got better my long stay in Asia, I was away from my studio for over half a year. Now back in Switzerland I go down to my studio almost daily, look around the rooms, and go back up again, thinking: "ok, I'll start to work again tomorrow".... and then tomorrow..... and then tomorrow (ad infinitum). Normally I am a resilient person, but I don't know exactly what's the matter with me at the moment. It's not procrastination. I want to start work again and I also have ideas for objects, but there seems to be something every day that keeps me from starting in the studio again. Work on the Computer for the Cheongju Biennale, work on the computer for the Symposium next year in Tuscany, then my wrist is hurting out of the blue, then I get a headache out of the blue..... you name it. This is an artistic setback all right and, I am sorry, for the time being I have no solution how to get out of it.... I am not sad, I like what I do outside of the studio, but oftentimes it makes me angry at myself for not just sitting down in my studio and just start again... How to get out of it? I pay good money for any tip you can give me Evelyne
  10. Salt Fired Pieces In Electric Kiln

    That goes without saying Neil...
  11. Is This The Norm In Arts Education?

    Oldlady: thank you for the welcome! Glad to be back in the forum and with my friends. Maybe Internet and GPS and whatnot aren't so very good inventions. We all lose the ability, for instance, to find our way through a city by reading schedules of trams, busses, trains; orient ourselves through our brain-compass and through landmarks, maybe even determin your position to the position of the sun... I know it sounds medieval, but this knowledge is important! I know of a chauffeur to a big shot here in Switzerland who not even knows in which country he is, driving only ever with one eye on the GPS. (rolleyes)
  12. Carlo Zauli (Faenza-Italy) Prof.Dr. Gaetano Ballardini (Faenza) Hans Coper (Germany) Robin Hopper (Canada) Eva Zeisel (Hungary and USA) Otto Lindig (Germany) Horst Kerstan (Germany) Edmund de Waal (UK) Roberto Lugo (USA) "this machine kills hate"... Lotte Reimers (Germany) Will think of more.....
  13. Is This The Norm In Arts Education?

    I can speak only for Switzerland. We have 3 major schools which are doing basic education in ceramics. I am project leader of the Cheongju Biennale in Korea this year and I organize the participants for Switzerland. I wanted to give students the opportunity to exhibit abroad, so I accepted 20 student's applications (they just graduated after 3 years of school). Then it started: they had no idea how to calculate an insurance value, no idea of transport modes, packing, customs papers, photographing their object for the catalogue, no idea how to write a biography. I had to teach them via "learning by doing"....and most of their objects were like pieces from kindergarten. I asked their teachers if they teach students also the exhibition side of an artist life and they said no, no time (during 3 years? Hello??). Speaking of "prepare pupils for life".... PS: I think I once saw wheels in the schools though...
  14. Salt Fired Pieces In Electric Kiln

    Jeff, why not use saggars in the El. kiln with the salted mugs? No damage to the elements!