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Evelyne Schoenmann

Member Since 03 Aug 2011
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In Topic: Qotw: What Do You Think Of Art Critique?

02 September 2015 - 02:46 AM

There are a few very good answers here that hit the nail on the head!


For me:


Art Critics: are necessary and are welcome if the person doing the "critic" in a magazine say, or on TV, radio etc. is really competent and the critic is not judgmental but constructive.


Art Critique: is also welcome because I can learn a lot from critique of others. But for me the critique must come, also in this case, from a competent person and must be reasonable, like in Alabama's story. Given like that, I can take it, or leave it.

My husband is criticizing my works often, and often you can see steam coming out of my ears while listening to him with folded arms and a tapping foot :lol: , but it always is helpful in the end. But I agree, it isn't easy to take critique.



In Topic: Qotw: Do You Strictly Observe The Safety Rules In Studio?

02 September 2015 - 02:28 AM

Rae, I don't know if there are statistics, but you know what?.. maybe it's better not to know everything. There is never a definite answer to "is awareness helping or not". I think each person reacts different to the same danger. Take smokers for example: some die very soon of "asphalt lungs", others are chain smokers their whole life and are, at 95 years old, still kicking...

In Topic: Qotw: Do You Strictly Observe The Safety Rules In Studio?

31 August 2015 - 07:18 AM

I apoligize for not coming online earlier. Life and a huge migraine got in the way. Better now...


I see that we all are more or less strict with the safety rules (or with some of them). I myself am more the type who maybe exaggerates with safety, but that's ok with me. Although I did, once or twice, a pit fire and was throwing the wood into the fire without having a respiratory protection on.... Safety in the studio (basement in my case) is always top priority though. I heard that clay dust is one of the badest things for the lungs.


Thank you all for your honesty!



In Topic: Qotw: Is Your Artistic Practice A Product Of Genetics Or The Environment?

25 August 2015 - 10:37 AM

Well, Tom, thank YOU for being our host last week. You did perfect.


If anybody else has a good QOTW idea and want to be co-host for a week: be my guest (pun intended).



In Topic: Qotw: Do You Know Movies, Books, Poems Featuring Potters?

24 August 2015 - 03:38 AM

Hello there Clive, I will write a small article in the News of the New Ceramics magazine too. It will be published in the 6/15 issue (November/December). Just in time.


If you are a Potters Council member, you can put a free (!) ad for the film into the newsletter Potters Pages! Do that! https://www.pubservi...x?PC=PQ&PK=&FC=Or/and you can write an article about it yourself, also for the Potters Pages newsletter.


After seeing the film, I will write a longer article about it for the NC magazine.


All the best