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Evelyne Schoenmann

Member Since 03 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 19 2016 01:10 PM
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In Topic: Qotw: What Other Things Beside Clay Have You Mastered?

15 July 2016 - 04:10 AM

Ah! Very interesting mastered interest here! Let me see what I can add....

 

I mastered playing the piano, that's for sure.

I can restore antique furniture.

I am very good at networking and organising.

Hubby says I am a good cook (blush).....

 

Let me reflect some more. That can't be all?! Be back soon....

 

Evelyne

 

 

Addendum: what I NEVER will master is not getting upset when this sign appears: You have reached your quota of positive votes for the day....


In Topic: Qotw: What Form Do You Use To Experiment On A New Aesthetic?

13 July 2016 - 07:58 AM

My three ritual work series are "tripods" and "bi-discs" and "chawan". I always use the original form to test carvings/glaze/design/ surfaces etc. BUT only on the discs and the chawan. It takes me 4-6 weeks to do and finish a tripod, so no trials there!

 

Thank you Joseph for the interesting question! and thanks to all who answered.

 

I really have a feeling of interchanging and comparing notes in these QOTW. And that glues us together even more. Don't you think so too?

 

Again, and please, you, the forum members and QOTW answerers make so much of this thread. If you ever have a question for your fellow potters we could discuss here in the QOTW, please contact me via p.m. Thank you!

 

On to the next Q and on to my new guest....


In Topic: Qotw: What Form Do You Use To Experiment On A New Aesthetic?

06 July 2016 - 05:17 AM

What a coincidence! I just read a post of Robin Hopper on facebook. Here is what he says about our QOTW (he always writes everything in capital letters because he otherwise can't read what he writes. So this is not meant as shouting!):

 

 

EXPLORING CERAMIC FORM AS THE CANVAS TO PAINT ON.

MY CERAMIC LIFE WAS ALWAYS A DUAL PERSONALITY, PRODUCTION WORK ON THE ONE SIDE AND PAINTERLY OR SCULPTURAL WORK ON THE OTHER.

I'VE ALWAYS GIVEN MYSELF EXCERCISES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF FORM. I REALLY LIKE PRECISION. WHEN ONE HAS REALLY LEARNED THE DISCIPLINES OF ACCURATE THROWING ON A POTTER'S WHEEL (IT NORMALLY TAKES ABOUT 15 YEARS) ONE CAN USE THAT DISCIPLINE TO CREATE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN WHATEVER PERSONAL DIRECTION IS CHOSEN. I INITIALLY TRAINED MY MYSELF IN REPETITIVE PRODUCTION IN THE FORM OF FUNCTIONAL WORK. THIS BUILDS SUPERB SKILLS IN THE THROWING PROCESS. FOR MOST OF MY WORKING LIFE I RESTRICTED MYSELF TO ONLY USING FORMS THAT HAD A BASIS IN TWO-DIMENSIONAL GEOMETRY. I PLAYED WITH CIRCLES, SQUARES, RECTANGLES, PARABOLAS, OVALS AND TRIANGLES. THESE ARE CALLED PURE OR ORIGINAL FORMS.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL VERSIONS ARE THE CUBE, SPHERE, PARALLELIPED, CONE AND PYRAMID. THERE ARE
RATIOS THAT FOLLOWED THE GOLDEN MEAN OR THE FIBONACCI SERIES. IF YOU ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH THESE LAST TWO FASCINATING AND SIMILAR GEOMETRICAL CONCEPTS, IT WOULD BE INSTRUCTIVE TO "GOOGLE" THEM.

IGNORE THE SURFACE FOR THE TIME BEING AND JUST CONCENTRATE ON FORM.


In Topic: Qotw: Are We Potters Crazy?

05 July 2016 - 05:10 AM

Hi my forum friends. Again please excuse my not being oline as often as I want to be. The last few month, especially the last few weeks were crazy in another meaning as "potter crazy". My mother-in-law gave her best to try to prevent my hubby and I to leave for Italy. Including simulating a stroke to perfection. Also the Doctors fell for it.... Her roommate gave her away after 5 weeks.

We are in Italy now since yesterday. Yay, there's a life also for hubby and me sometimes.

 

Thank you all for your answers in this QOTW. I am happy to not being the only crazy potter. Weather here in Italy is great. Sunshine, temps in the 90 F already at 9 o'clock in the morning. Guess what I will do coming weekend!...... Yessssss, a pit fire of course, and on the side a trash bin fire (for Obvara). I am so looking forward to it! If I would live in the vicinity of Pres, I would volunteer to kiln sit at nights!

 

Let us stay as crazy as hatters..... Love!

 

Evelyne


In Topic: Qotw: Can You Do Whatever You Want To A Bought Piece Of Art?

05 July 2016 - 04:47 AM

I like to welcome "The Kings Fortune" to this QOTW. Thank you for your philosophical thoughts! I am sure most of the forum members are with you in this theme.

 

And also ayjay is right to say: If I liked something enough to buy it with my own hard-earned cash, I'd be buying it cos I like it as it is.

 

It is of course always a question of the situation. Like The Kings Fortune said at the end of his answer: If the destruction of an artwork can save a single life, some would argue that it would be worth it.

 

I only disapprove of the fact that people destroy art because they want to make a statement. For making a statement, using words is the right answer.... IMO