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#1 Evelyne Schoenmann

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 04:45 AM

Good morning my friends. Here in my Italian home the weather is still fine and the temps approx. 19°C. But I hear that in Switzerland it's only 9°C and grey in grey. Sadly I have to drive back to Switzerland coming Saturday...

 

Today I have a new guest. Sydney Gee, who is new in the QOTW forum part and who is very welcome to the club! Her question is the following:

 

"I was wondering, has there been a ceramics in action forum board or qotw? I was thinking it would be cool to have a discussion where users can post photos of their pots in action, serving at weddings, morning mugs of coffee, planters...etc."

 

Well, yes, we all have ceramics in action, don't we?! Come on, brag a bit and show us your works in action.

 

Good idea for a question Sydney. Thank you!

 

Have all a happy week

 

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#2 glazenerd

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 07:13 AM

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 12:56 PM

My first post misunderstood the in action part. here is a Birdbath of ^01 terra cotta soda- fired at the bray during my residency there in 2002.

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 01:14 PM

Sometimes customers send me photos of my pots in their houses. I wrote a recent blog post about them:

 

http://www.goodeleph...they-leave-home

 

And since I published this, I've received a bunch more. I plan to use these in my show announcement emails next year.


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#5 Rae Reich

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 02:25 PM

My first post misunderstood the in action part. here is a Birdbath of ^01 terra cotta fired at the bray during my residency there in 2002.


The very reason I've been reluctant to plumb my bird baths! Seems cruel to lure the birdies down to cat range :/. Nice, Marcia. I love the turquoise and terra cotta combo.

#6 Rae Reich

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 02:28 PM


A large expanse of crystals, undercab lights essential! Beautiful!

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 03:28 PM

Thanks to the joys of social media marketing, there are days in my life where I spend entirely too much time posing pottery for the Internet >.<. The things we do to sell pots....

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 06:10 PM

this is Bentley.  and his bowl which got dented when i put it on a shelf.  it was still flexible enough to be bent so another dog bowl joined the pile of dog bowls.Attached File  bentley and bowl 001.JPG   124.89KB   1 downloads


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#9 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 09:28 PM

is Bentley an English setter?
Or a Springer Spaniel?
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Posted 12 October 2016 - 11:21 PM

he is a dog, four feet of love.  because i had asked for one, the shelter called him a cocker spaniel.  he clearly is not since he is taller and heavier than any cocker.  his stance says there is a bulldog somewhere in his heritage and his feet are enormous.  should have been called bigfoot.  


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 01:54 AM

I don't generally consider my pots to be functional because of the way I alter them - cut, distort, carve holes etc. but a friend sent me this photo of two pieces she won as prizes at the golf club. Quite ingenious to use plants that grow in gravel I thought!

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 09:56 AM

nice!  


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 01:31 PM

One of my woodfired Chawan being used for a thick tea ceremony at the main Urasenke Headquarters in Kyoto.

 

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best,

 

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 08:35 AM

One of my woodfired Chawan being used for a thick tea ceremony at the main Urasenke Headquarters in Kyoto.
 
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Beautiful - reflection of the crystals around the rim in the brocade mat!

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 06:51 PM

John...you look good with a bun...



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 09:04 PM

John...you look good with a bun...

 

I do.  :)   But that is not me.

 

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 09:06 PM


Beautiful - reflection of the crystals around the rim in the brocade mat!

 

 

That's the art of the Chajin selecting the implements for the ceremony..... I had nothing to do with it (other than on the pot).

 

And yes.... that was a great decision for that particular brocade.

 

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 10:28 PM

re:above--I know nothing about chawan/tea ceremony, but indeed the chawan and the brocade are stunningly perfect together. 

 

Here is a fairly recent piece "in situ" in an office at the NH Governor's Commission on Disability. Attached File  20160907_132259sm.jpg   96.64KB   0 downloads


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 07:13 AM

 

I do.  :)   But that is not me.

I knew that too.



#20 Evelyne Schoenmann

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 08:56 AM

Very beautiful ceramics in action! I got verrrry hungry when I saw GEP's pictures. Nerd: what a great glaze in the kitchen! Lee: is this blueberry ash glaze? Very beautiful. Marcia: how many birds were eaten by the cat? ;-) Diesel: I like the design! Oldlady and Bentley, the perfect team: one is producing and the other is using (the bowls). John, like the others already said, the set fits perfectly to your chawan! You must have been proud of yourself when they selected your chawan for the tea ceremony! Celia, I like especially the cut forms!

 

Thank you all for the pictures in action. I hope more will come in. Especially from our co-moderator Sidney (hint hint).

 

Since I am not doing functional it was hard to find ceramics in action in my Italian house. But maybe the fruit bowl will do?

 

Evelyne

 

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