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Evelyne Schoenmann

Member Since 03 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 14 2014 08:20 AM

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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.

In Topic: Obvara After Pit Firing

23 May 2014 - 12:37 PM

Thanks a bunch, Jed!


Lee: thank you very much! The clay is white stoneware and white fireclay. No terra sig. The brown is solely from the brew. I wanted to get similar results from the Obvara after a pit fire, but..... :( Maybe next time. I won't give up!