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Evelyne Schoenmann

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#107136 Qotw: How Was Your Clay Journey Until Now?

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 18 May 2016 - 10:39 AM

Good day to you my friends


I am in Italy at the moment, giving free workshops for refugee children. A few Italian colleagues and I decided that we want to give the poor children a few days of "just playing around". You can't imagine how "adult" some of them already act, at the age of 6 to 12! What they had to go through.... unbelievable!


That made me think of how trouble free my life actually is. The problems with my mother-in-law or with my own Mum? The troubles with my hurting hands before the surgery? The trouble of what to cook today? Pah! Peanuts, compared to what those people and children have to go through.


This week's question was sent to me by another guest, this time by Vinkee Bhasin (Vinks). It fits perfectly:


Vinks wrote: This QOTW is about the artist's soul. Every artist has his or her own journey..How has your journey passed by now: was it full of excitement? Complete joy? Solace? .... or was it filled with experimentation and frustration and errors.


We are curious to hear your answers...


Evelyne and Vinks

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#106888 Qotw: Did You Already Discuss Glazes With Aliens From Mars? (Wink)

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 14 May 2016 - 01:00 PM

Oldlady: I ate the Blueberries, burnt the branches afterwards.... The bush was old anyway..... ;)

#103822 Who Is Attending Nceca This Year? (Spring 2016)

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 19 March 2016 - 05:03 PM

It's official! NCECA 2018 will be in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania....

#103819 Qotw: Will You Be My Guest?

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 19 March 2016 - 03:54 PM

Everybody who's interested in getting a list of our last years QOTW themes, including the links, please email me!


NCECA was absolutely great. It's kind of a frenzy....


About the QOTW: Pres very kindly told me that he will help when I am not in town. So he is officially my right-hand man! Thank you very much Pres!

#103816 Who Is Attending Nceca This Year? (Spring 2016)

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 19 March 2016 - 03:42 PM

Thanks Marcia for posting the pictures! It was a great and beautiful Juried Show. Everybody always wanted to pick up the ax....


Marci, Pres and Chris: did you find your copies of the fuel saving at the booth?


Adriane did a great job throughout NCECA. Thanks!


Tomorrow for me it's flying on to Albuquerque and driving to Santa Fe. Monday interview with Erik Sunbird Fender, Tuesday guided tour at the Indian Cultureal Center. If I can find time, I will drive to Santa Clara and also to Taos. You live in a wonderful land!



#103640 Qotw: Will You Be My Guest?

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 16 March 2016 - 02:54 PM

My dear forum friends


I thank you from all my heart for your messages and emails and answers in the last QOTW. It makes me happy that you like this topic so much and that you asked me to continue.


This morning we had our Potters Council Advisory Board Meeting at NCECA and I volunteered for another year to do the QOTW. But (big but!) I need your help. I would appreciate you giving me ideas for the weekly questions or tell me your wishes. I want to invite guests to help me with the topic. So please, don't be shy. Write to me what you want us to discuss in this wonderful possibility to communicate among friends and potters.


Thank you. Here's to another year of interesting questions and answers.


Greetings from Kansas City.



#102059 Qotw: Is There A Special Carnival Custom In Your Town?

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 16 February 2016 - 10:34 AM

First I have to apologize for not being online much lately. Live (and now carnival) is getting in my way regularly...


This weeks question has nothing to do with clay (or maybe it has?). Where I live, carnival broke out yesterday Monday and now we are in a state of carnival-emergency :D


Our carnival starts on a Monday, at 4 a.m. (in the morning that is). People gather in town and wait for the bell to strike 4 and then all (all!) the lights go out and the pipers and drummers are playing the special "Morgestraich" piece. Lanterns of the carnival cliques are the only light that you will see until the crack of dawn. Carnival ends 3 days later, Wednesday at exactly (again) 4 a.m.



Do you have a special carnival custom too in your town?



#101335 Community Challenge #5

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 03 February 2016 - 01:52 PM

Yeah, wonderful idea Joel! I have a slab roller and everything else, including a crazy idea.... Stay tuned....

#101333 Who Is Attending Nceca This Year? (Spring 2016)

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 03 February 2016 - 01:44 PM

I am presenting too, John


Blinc 20/20


Thursday March 17th, 4.05 p.m.





Are you coming? :D



#100713 Qotw: Can You Show Us A Cute Picture/video Of A Potters Kid?

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 26 January 2016 - 06:16 AM

Our last QOTW, and the "problems" a few of our potter mothers and fathers have with visiting children in their studios, gave me the idea for this weeks question:


I'd like to see the kids "playing with mud" (I know, I know, one doesn't say playing with mud anymore.... ;) ). It can be a picture of your own child or a picture/video found on the net. It should be cute and show the future clay masters....

If you don't want to show the face or your child, that's understandable. Take a pic of the hands or feet..89619eb394.jpg


Here is my contribution. Kids making moooooonsterssssss.....


Btw: if you'd rather take a pic of your clay obsessed cat or dog or parakeet.... feel free.


Have a great week everybody!





#100339 Creating Product Lines / Over Time

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 21 January 2016 - 12:02 PM

I have participated in the online e-course called THINK BIG, a 6 weeks course about


  • How to find your audience
  • Communicating in the marketplace
  • Selling in the digital age
  • etc.


Almost all of the guests who talked in the e-course are enthusiastic about online selling and selling via social media and think that this is the future. Known potters like Meredith Host and Molly Hatch have fantastic sales figures.


No matter how the online shop is called, many potters nowadays think this a good starting point to sell their ware.



#99757 Qotw: What's Next On Your Bucket List?

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 15 January 2016 - 10:08 AM

Marcia: thank you for the beautiful pictures! I too hope that Nerd can go to Germany one day.


bciske: yes, agreed, but there is the discussion going whether to still have the antiquities, (no matter the dubious reasons why they are in the museum), is better than to loose everything for ever...

#99740 Qotw: What's Next On Your Bucket List?

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 15 January 2016 - 09:01 AM

glazenerd: you just made me cry. I really appreciate that there are people who sit down and think about a question I posted in the QOTW. What made me cry is your list of countries, towns, historic sites etc. that we can't go and visit anymore, either because there is war in those countries, or because the sites doesn't exist any more because of people who destroyed them. A few years ago I have been in the Louvre in Paris to see an Assyrian exhibition of doors and archs. Last year I have been in the Met for the Egyptian pyramid. Isn't it sick that we have to go to museums to see objects that should still be in their original countries (but can't because of the very bad people that populate this earth)?!


Alabama: I know how much you like diving, but is it a good idea to dive alone under rapids? Please take care! 

#97978 My Journey In 2015 - A Big Thanks To This Community.

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 25 December 2015 - 10:53 AM

Great results Joseph, congratulations!


Thank you for saying thank you to the Community! I love reading posts like yours. It's good to see that friendship is making a difference. We are glad having you in the community!


Happy Holidays to all of you!

#97836 Who Is Attending Nceca This Year? (Spring 2016)

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 23 December 2015 - 10:47 AM

I will be there!


I will give a short (well, actually very short 6.30 minute) lecture at the Blinc 20/20 event. I hope you all will come to support me :D

Don't know the date and time yet. Will keep you in the loop...