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Rebekah Krieger

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#56437 Expectation And Appearance

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 10 April 2014 - 09:26 AM

Yeah, my daughters friends like to come down and watch me throw (i have a 15 yr old, 13 yr old, 10 yr old and 4 yr old son)  My girls always come down to get their friends back LOL ;) 

#56263 Expectation And Appearance

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 07 April 2014 - 07:54 PM

oooh la la-  thinking of taking a raku workshop in the near future…   :P

#55815 An Apology

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 30 March 2014 - 10:38 PM

Tyler-  I appreciate what you say. My husband is dyslexic and has worse spelling than I do, but he is an award winning fiction writer.  I couldn't imagine writing some of the beautiful things that he can put into words. My middle daughter is dyslexic, but she is the most kind hearted and empathetic person that I know. She picks up on the moods of people based on body language and facial expression faster than anyone else I know.  Her communication style is through feeling and empathy. 

#55809 An Apology

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 30 March 2014 - 09:21 PM

One great thing about being on the planet  is that there isn't a day passes wherein you haven't learned something new about yourself or your surroundings. So TJR please keep clarifying my use of English and my ceramic concermns. 

Interesting that the person one of  the corrections was directed at didn't notice as he was too interested in the other content of the replies.

When do we stop correcting the language of ourselves and others?

OK to correct toddlers and the grunts of many teenagers, then somewhere we become uneducable?? above correction? beyond caring?

Cringe thingies happen when I see any text with my name on it with mistakes in the content.

Hard to distiguish between typos and spelling sometimes,


Some of us just have other things that demand our attention. I don't consider myself "beyond" caring, but if someone else thinks I am, perhaps I should choose some things for them to pay further attention to. We all have different priorities, they are personal to each of us. Nobodies are more important than the next persons. As I said, I am glad there are people out there that care about those things that I don't because otherwise it would never be done.  I just wanted to clarify this in case your comment was directed at me. Peace 

#55795 An Apology

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 30 March 2014 - 07:47 PM

We all have topics that we care more about than the next. I personally just don't care to take the time in casual conversation, and my apple computer tends to change the spellings of words incorrectly half the time before I notice it.  If I took the time to fix all of it, I would have no time to raise my family.  People that care about things that I don't' care about help balance the universe and make the world go round. ;)   … that's my way of telling you TJR - you complete me ;) 

#55367 What Has Been Your Worst Re Encounter Of A Piece Of Your Pottery?

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 25 March 2014 - 08:53 AM

I love that! 

#55154 Different Ways To Sign Pots

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 21 March 2014 - 06:56 PM

I use the rubber sculpting blending tool thing (not sure the name)…  this week at nceca somebody mentioned that they put a black spot of slip in the bottom of their pots, and then carve out their name (write with needle tool probably) 

#55033 What Has Been Your Worst Re Encounter Of A Piece Of Your Pottery?

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 19 March 2014 - 10:21 PM

My mother in law serves food in a bowl I made in my 3rd firing…. I am sure you can imagine how bad it is. 

#54386 Artist Statement

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 11 March 2014 - 12:38 PM

I think the part that I am struggling with is that at this point, I don't have an established aesthetic.  I don't want to "puff up" my work because at this point I am not spending much time on true artistic expression.  I am just working on perfecting my forms and tightening my throwing skills, experimenting with glazes etc. I am in the process of mastering the basics so I can freely express myself with the skills established. With that practice, I am making cereal bowls, mugs, and oil warmers. I guess I don't feel they are "great works of art that require understanding" yet.  I haven't worked in clay long enough to develop my aesthetic, and i don't want to sound like the tool who thinks it does.  




The only real "deep feature" I enjoy about my pots are that they are made by human hands.  I personally feel a deep connection with ancient cultures by doing the same thing all of them have done.. making my own vessels, using them, and adding a deeper meaning to the monotonous daily activities most modern humans disconnect with.. such as taking a drink from a cup or eating soup.  It's a feeling I am going for at this point because that is as far as I have gotten. I have 2 years of working with clay, which is nothing.  I feel almost like an idiot calling my work "art" because I have so much more I want to express with clay that  i haven't been able to do yet.  

#53456 Does It Matter What We Call Our Work?

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 26 February 2014 - 09:18 AM

Right now I have been completely sucked in to a new adventure researching color potential
of chemicals in foil saggars. I am approaching the half century mark of working with the wonders of ceramics, and I found something new to engage my direction. I am throwing orbs. I look back over my career and noticed that I return time and again to this form as a blank canvas for experimenting with glazes or surfaces.
crystalline glazes 1971-1975
crater glazes 80s
pit firing 80s 90s
stoneware and porcelain 60s--present
90 - present saggar firing
So, I call myself all types of things: potter, ceramic artist, artist, it depends on the audience.Not sure I want to know what others call me!


us "others" call you amazing! 

#53389 Nceca Best Things To Do In Milwaukee - From A Native ;)

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 25 February 2014 - 03:26 PM

(my apologies ahead of time, I am not a writer and I cannot find the spell check in this editor) 



If you want to take advantage of being in Milwaukee/ Wisconsin there are some things that I feel (as a local) you should see.  
1-  Milwaukee is known for its rich german heritage. The best place to get a beer (and a fish fry) in Milwaukee is the Old German Beer Hall 1009 N Old World 3rd St (Milwaukee)  - Don't forget to partake in the Shotski ;)  My personal favorite is the Hafbrau Amber, the beer radish, and the pretzel with home made cheese dip. (the dip is beyond amazing) To me, it's the best way to acknowledge you are in Milwaukee.  
2- There are more Polish people in Milwaukee/ Chicago area anywhere in the world other than poland.  The best place to get polish food is Polonez  [/size]4016 S Packard Ave, St Francis, WI 53235  This is not a place for fine dinning and atmosphere - it's a place to feel home. The food tastes like your polish grandma made it.  It is all family recipes - authentic polish food.  
 Since the event is close to fat tuesday, National Avenue bakery is known for the best Paczki's (a polish donut) 
3-  CHEESE- There are many small places for cheese, and big ones. But the best selection without the hype is: Cedar Calley Cheese store. It will be near the highway on your way to Sheboygan when you go to the Kohler Arts Center.    W3115 Jay Road  Belgium, WI 53004   (there is also a great place for bratwurst in Sheboygan if you have never had one) 
4-  Kohler Andre State park -  1020 Beach Park Ln, Sheboygan,  This park has a mix of woods, sand dunes, and Lake shore park trails. A great place to go hiking and experience a variety of the outdoors experience Wisconsin has to offer.  [/size]



5- Milwaukee Museum Of Art (it's on one of the tours) It's a must! (my favorite exhibit is the infinity room, which was removed temporarily and may be back now)[/size]
6-  The Mitchell Domes -[/size] [/size]524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee.    If you are inspired by botanicals and plants this is a great place to visit. It is a plant conservatory 3 domes with varying themes.  One is tropical plants, desert, and the third dome changes for seasons and events.  I love to walk through the domes with a sketch pad and sit.  It's my secret weapon to beating winter weather, the domes are climate controlled and feel like spring / summer!! 
There are a lot of other things to see, but these are things that I think would fit the location of the event and are more area specific compared to other cities.



7- If you golf and if the weather permits (the snow melted enough to see the ground)   Whistling straits golf course is #2 in Americas top 100 public courses.  N8501 County Road LS, Sheboygan

#52370 This Is What Bloating Looks Like

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 13 February 2014 - 12:23 AM

I was worried about what I was going to see when I clicked into this thread….  but then the ADD in me became quickly distracted by the pretty glaze "drippies" on Mark's mugs and I forgot what this was all about.  

#52283 Some New Obvara Pieces

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 12 February 2014 - 11:41 AM

*bows on floor…. (there is no emoticon to suit my reaction) 

#51479 Consignment, Reasonable Expectations

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 31 January 2014 - 10:36 PM

I am enjoying all of the advice. 


Norm- thanks for giving me the biggest craving for foie gras! 

#51431 Nceca 2014 Milwaukee

Posted by Rebekah Krieger on 31 January 2014 - 10:17 AM

Yeah!! Talk about pushing it to the last minute, I finally just registered! I am beyond excited to attend my first convention. Now to download the app and figure out what I am going to see.