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Evelyne Schoenmann

Member Since 03 Aug 2011
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In Topic: How Many People Here Subscribe To Magazines Like Ceramics Monthy, Studio Pott...

22 June 2016 - 06:53 AM

I subscribed to PMI and I get the New Ceramics magazine because I am writing for them. Sometimes I also read Ceramics Technical...

In Topic: Qotw: What Is Your Biggest Safety Fault?

22 June 2016 - 05:14 AM

First of all: thank you to Pres for saving me again and doing the QOTW for me!


And then I have to admit that I don't change the filter of my vaccum cleaner often enough. All the very very small pieces and the clay dust on the floor I vaccum up before I wash the floor with water. But I change the filter only when my husband, who is doing the vaccum cleaning of the house every Saturday, swears.... :rolleyes:


BUT! I changed it as soon as I've read this QOTW! With a very bad conscience....


Thank you Pres for the important question!!

In Topic: Qotw: Are You Already "thinking Big"?

08 June 2016 - 06:03 AM

Well, this QOTW was going up like a rocket.... Thank you Marcia for the idea!... and thank you Antoinette that you took the time (I know you were glazing and firing and packing at the same time) to answer a few of the questions our forum members had. Joseph: don't worry, I was just pulling your legs.... I know that Swiss ceramists are the best ;) :lol:


I hope the discussion about e-courses is not over and that more people on this forum come out and tell us what they would like to learn in an e-course!


Let the discussion continue!

In Topic: Qotw: Are You Already "thinking Big"?

02 June 2016 - 03:01 AM

As I said, I took both Think Big classes and I think that the format is very good. It is focused on America though. And the e-classes I took with Antoinette Badenhorst were really great. She is an exceptional teacher and lets you feel that everything you do and experience is all right.


I just want to respond to Joseph: I don't think your post turned out as a rant. It is important to know what people think about courses! You made a few really good statements. For me a course (be it e-course of direct workshop) is like learning to read, knowing how many characters the alphabet has and how I can put them together so that I have a sentence in the end. You call that basics, aren't you? So learning the basics, which clay for which glaze for which kiln for instance. Learning and trying different firing methods. Learning how a glaze is composed, what materials you need to get a glaze, etc. is absolutely necessary. Of course you can do the trial and error phase for years, but learning the basics from people who already know the basics, and then, with those acquired skills, you can make your own work, you can get brilliant results! As for the electric kiln: since open fires are forbidden here in Switzerland, and gas fires only either in the open or in a really good ventilated room, most of the Swiss ceramists fire in electric kilns. And I hope you all don't think that Swiss ceramics is less good than that of others who can do open fires?!!


I hope to see and read more posts about e-courses here! And I hope Antoinette finds the time to answer questions about her e-course (the video problem for example).



In Topic: Community Challenge #6

01 June 2016 - 03:40 AM

UhhhOhhhh I will be the first, and only one I fear, who will do an abstract self portrait. No (absolutely NO) sculpting talent here! A really great idea Joel. Let me think some more how I could tackle this challenge.....


And Joel: thank you very much for doing and continuing this community challenge! I hear from lots of people who are too shy to participate, but who learn a lot from the posts and the final entries. You get the community medal in gold! :D