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Evelyne Schoenmann

Member Since 03 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 31 2014 10:35 AM

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In Topic: Pinch Pots

16 August 2014 - 07:21 AM

Great that you are doing Antoinette's e-course! You will learn to make your own tools out of almost everything (beer cans among others). For the pinch pots, cut a beer can in shapes you need for the pinched pot. Bigger ones, smaller ones, every shape you need.

I like the pinch pot that you made in the course! And also, like other members, I like the uneven rim. It's very personal.

Have fun!


In Topic: Does Your Dominant Hand Dictate Form Or Are You Ambidextrous.

14 July 2014 - 08:15 AM

Rt handed, wheel counter-clockwise ( an endangered term!  ;) ), left hand inside, can throw reverse (clockwise) if pressed to do so, ambidextrous to a good degree. (Former professional drummer... that helps that too.)






Same as John here, minus the drums. For pulling up: left hand inside. For bellying out: right hand inside. Ambidextrous because I was a piano teacher way back when....



In Topic: What Is Your Throwing Position?

11 July 2014 - 11:17 AM

I'am throwing on a Shimpo adjustable chair. I'am very satisfied with it.


Nonetheless, last Saturday when I was throwing a (too) big chunk to throw "off the hump" I got myself an inflamed tendon from elbow to the fingers and now I'am wearing (Doc's order) an arm brace for 2 weeks (night and day) to not get that "electric cow  fence feeling" in my hand every time I move the fingers. No potting for me for 2-3 weeks. Take care of your backs folks but also take care of your hands and wrists.



In Topic: Black Interior On Terracotta?

16 June 2014 - 04:39 AM

GavJ: welcome to the forum! I often heard of doing firings in Webber (or other) grills. My mentor, Bonnie Staffel, did grill ceramic firings way back. I never had the courage to put greenware onto or into a grill. I'am with Tyler there: always bisque your piece before alternative firing. Maybe you won't get the black inside then. The "going by looking at the glow level" is too arbitrary IMO. But I encourage you in experimenting with diff. alternative firing methods.



In Topic: Ceramics In Tuscany Iv Trip

14 June 2014 - 07:57 AM

Finally I'am able to post a few pictures of the Potters Council member visit to La Meridiana in Certaldo, beginning of June. Unfortunately most of the pictures are too big for the forum (even after resizing them to the smalles possible size). I will send all the pictures to Marcia on a CD and she can send them to the participants when she's back from Italy.

Below you see pictures of a wedging and throwing demo of Pietro Maddalena, and of the Obvara firing adventure. It was a beautiful day with lots of PC members in good spirits.