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Evelyne Schoenmann

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In Topic: Who Of You Is Making Funeral Urns?

20 March 2015 - 11:41 AM

Of course it is a very personal decision of how we want to be buried: in an urn, as an ash glaze, as a future tree, whatever. I think it is important that we think about it at all, and not only when we are 100+ years old.


Pres: I understand very well what you mean in urging your wife having a plaque somewhere. But aren't we just thinking for the ones that survive us? Maybe they don't want to come to X or Y or Z to bring flowers or some such? Or do we want to stay just a bit longer in the memory of others, reminding them with a plaque? Just a thought!


Benzine: I wonder: are you talking of the cremains of your loved ones, or are you thinking of telling another ceramist that, after you died, he/she should do the ash glaze with your ashes? And maybe that wouldn't be easy at all, to find somebody who will really do it (remember, you can't check.. ;) )


Rebekah: again, my deepest felt condolences. He died way too young.

Did you make that urn to practise, or will you make more and sell them to funeral homes? Think of what forum member What? wrote about the size of the urn and also of the lid....


What?: welcome to the forum! Thanks for your thoughts here. Would you mind filling in your profile page, so that we at least know where you come from? We like to hear more from you.


Thank you all again for your thoughts. Keep them coming!



In Topic: Who Of You Is Making Funeral Urns?

16 March 2015 - 06:23 AM

Thank you all so much in continuing to write stories about urns, death and all that's going with it...


I too are struggling with the Death thing, Darcy, but I like to tackle it by writing the article. And Alabama: I like the SHAKE part. I want to be together with my husband too in an urn, and the shaking is only a mixing the ashes a bit better... Awwwww, it's so strange to write about all that. I always have a feeling of starting to giggle uncontrollably, out of insecurity and nervousness....


I have huge problems too with the ash glazes! I couldn't do that. And also with dividing the ashes. I want to get into an urn whole, (no pun intended), I mean ALL of my ashes, not just a part.


Keep the infos and your notions about this topic coming please! Thank you and kudos to you all.



In Topic: Who Of You Is Making Funeral Urns?

13 March 2015 - 07:26 AM

I'am overwhelmed! Thank you all so much for contributing. My sincere condolences to those who lost a loved one only lately!


The idea for the urn-article started in my head when I've read about the contest one of my friends (Sandrine from the ceramics school V.I.A in Vallauris) organizes. Another friend, Robert Lawarre III, made an urn for this competition that's looking like a turtle. Seeing that I thought, well, maybe one can look at the theme also in a way one doesn't normally expect. I want to cover the theme from historical use of urns to competitions with turtles as urns. Please keep your eyes and mind open to the theme and contact me whenever you find something you think "that would be great in the article about urns". You can contact me also by email via my website (see below-signature). Thanks.


I appreciate your help! And of course I will show you the article after it's published (autumn or winter 2015).





In Topic: Porcelain Throwing Method

12 March 2015 - 12:17 PM

Chris: and.... John Britt is throwing with a sponge on the outside. Sucks up some of the water I guess.

In Topic: Porcelain Throwing Method

12 March 2015 - 03:08 AM

Thanks for sharing the Britt video, Lisa.


He works nice and fast. But he uses a lot of water?! I don't throw on bats but on the wheel head. I wouldn't be able to take the piece off for hours using water like this. I think I have to drill me some holes in the wheelhead for the bat possibility....