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Evelyne Schoenmann

Member Since 03 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 20 2014 12:31 PM

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In Topic: Lowfire Glaze Depression.

06 November 2014 - 08:00 AM

I second Benzine of course - layering is a great way to make low fire glazes look better. Much of testing though! What about texture? Coloured clay? Raku or, if possible, pit-, barrel- or smoke firing? Neriage? Marbling? I can think of a lot to make earthenware shine... Pottes Council bookstore is a great source. Don't give up!! ;)



In Topic: To Submit Or Not To Submit

06 November 2014 - 07:47 AM

I think one can learn a lot in submitting pieces in contests. One can learn things about oneself: "why am I participating? what do I want - recognition or fame? Is what I'am doing art or craft"? (yes, I know....).

I myself am participating in 2-3 contests a year, mostly in Europe. But what I learned a few months ago from a juror is that you have zero chance to be not even contemplated if you don't have a "language". In my eyes having a language means doing the same idea over and over and over.

I have too much fantasy and I want experiment with too many techniques to have a language. So in future I will save the money for those contests. In addition, what I noticed here in Europe is that the country that's organizing the contest has the most winners and finalists.....  And: if you know the jurors, that helps too (a friend is helping another friend along). Since I don't know jurors, and if, don't want to win only because I know x or z, I think hard in future before applying. I think it's very sad that what's important regarding contests is to know the right people, or having won one or the other really crucial contest like Taiwan or Mino (again with a little help from friends). If I would be a juror, important for me would be the piece itself, the idea behind it, the technique, the work and time invested etc. and NOT the right connections in life.



In Topic: Dry Glaze

24 September 2014 - 07:38 AM

Babs: the one I was talking about was very matt indeed. John thinks that the artist used really dry (powder) glaze and that IMO is a bit dangerous for the lungs!


Irene: thank you muches for the link! The one in your post is passing me to an error page. When I google Simon Fraser I also get an error page. How did you guys get to her Website? I would be very interested in this artist. Thank you once again!


Neil: thank you for all the interesting information. If I try matt glaze/dry glaze, it would be on a non-functional piece!


The artist I saw that piece in Dublin is Gloria Carrasco of Mexico. I converted the picture and I hope you can see it now.


Thanks again for all your help!



In Topic: Some Recent Obvara

24 September 2014 - 07:23 AM

Beautiful and stunning results Marcia! Congratulations.


I once used a flour mixture with grain/wheat in it but to no obvious result. Any flour will do! Obvara is great fun!!



In Topic: Dry Glaze

19 September 2014 - 03:48 AM

John could help me with my question about the dry glaze. Again, thank you very much to all who responded!


Have a nice day