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Evelyne Schoenmann

Member Since 03 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 26 2015 11:57 AM

#96318 Residency In Scotland (Europe) In 2016

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 25 November 2015 - 05:23 AM

If you are interested in doing a residency in Europe please read the pdf below.


Best of luck!



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#96314 Do You Eat Off Your Own Pots Everyday ?

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 25 November 2015 - 04:37 AM

Great question Mark! Too bad I didn't think of it for my QOTW! :lol: Next time you have a great idea for a topic, drop me a line....


Since I don't do dinnerware, no, we don't eat out of selfmade pieces. But I am drinking 1x tea out of every Chawan I made, to test whether the feeling for the lips, and whether the form and weight are all right.



#96276 Qotw: • What Are The Ions Of Creativity?

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 24 November 2015 - 11:53 AM

Reading Robin Hopper's biographical book "A Lifetime of Works, Ideas and Teachings" I came upon a page filled with "Ions of Creativity".


Robin writes: " They continue to start-jump my mind and lead me into the development of new ideas, or the redevelopment of old ones. At times when the brain seems constipated, one or the other of these words can usually be counted on as a purgative to stimulate a flow of thought".


Here are five of his 32 Ions: Observation / Desperation / Determination / Passion / Motivation


What are your "Ions of Creativity"?



#96139 The Great Pottery Throw Down

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 21 November 2015 - 11:56 AM

:lol:  Yeaaaaahhhh, thanks Pugaboo for the link. Just watched Episode 3. I must admit shamefully that I was making fun about the Pottery throw down program when it started. Now I think we all can learn a lot about looking, listening, imagining, working under pressure, camaraderie and having fun with clay.


Thank you to all here who provide links to the videos! Keep them coming please....


Paul: I have problems to understand the English version of the rock star!



#95253 Community Challenge #3 - Results

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 04 November 2015 - 05:50 AM

Beautiful works!! Thanks Joel for your neverending energy for the Challange project!

#95252 Qotw: How Do You Stay Creative

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 04 November 2015 - 05:42 AM

Denice: always happy to get history lessons! Do you already have finished pieces in the Mimbres design?


Giselle: so you are the bubbling over type. I like how one can feel your energy in reading your posts! Do you think having different projects going on in different directions of craft helps to stay creative?



#95200 Qotw: How Do You Stay Creative

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 03 November 2015 - 11:37 AM

When you have finished a piece and want to start something new, do you experience a certain "awwww, what should I do next?"


Are you bubbling over with ideas, have a thousand notebooks with drawings in it, drawings on every wall maybe of future projects etc.....  or are you sitting on your chair, chewing your fingernails, asking yourselve (... see above)?


Do you have some good ideas for us how to stay creative?



#94796 Community Challenge #3

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 26 October 2015 - 01:01 PM

Final Entry - Evelyne Schoenmann


TRICORNE (I said that I would try, didn't I?!) ;) Don't worry, I made it before my hand surgery....




#94308 Favorite Websites

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 16 October 2015 - 11:17 AM

I was tempted to post my own website... ;)


But I rather post the one of a Spanish friend of mine: http://www.bustosescultura.es/


He has a lot of imagination and knows how to transfer it into clay!



#94307 Qotw: Right Or Wrong? Japanese Worldly Wisdom....

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 16 October 2015 - 11:12 AM

Very interesting posts above! Thank you all for participating.


I used to be a perfectionist too and was always so disappointed when I didn't reach the goal I set myself. But when I got older I thought that maybe the goal is set too high, is unreachable. That's one of the reasons I started to do Chawans (traditional Japanese tea bowls). In that context I learned another Japanese wisdom:


“The less perfect it appears, the more honest an object it is”  (Arhoj)



#94091 Does Moving In Social Media Circles Support Your Clay Career?

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 12 October 2015 - 10:50 AM

That is a positive and good story, DirtRoads. Thank you for "dragging" up the old thread again and telling us your experience. I wish you many more flea markets and many more customers. I'll just go to your fb site and like it...



#93812 Qotw: How About Learn From Each Other’S Mistakes?

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 06 October 2015 - 09:35 AM

Delving into older threads on this forum, I often read of dumb mistakes, mostly out of absent-mindedness.


If you are reading about, or hearing of mistakes others did, do you think: “glad it wasn’t me” and try to learn from mistakes of fellow potters, or do you rather think: “if I (stress on I) would do it the same way as he/she did, it would certainly work”?


I for one must always run my head against a brick wall before I believe…. :rolleyes:



#93668 Qotw: Do You Have A Plan B?

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 03 October 2015 - 10:32 AM

thank you all so much for your stories and for the serious and not so serious ideas for a plan B. I see that a lot of you are struggling with health problems, also, or mainly, in the "tool" we potters need the most: our hands, arms and shoulders. And, nevertheless, you all stay with clay, work slower when the pain gets the upper hand and catching up when pain recedes for a while. I think you all (and I too) deserve a  BIG APPLAUSE!


Have a happy and wonderful weekend!



#93413 New Book About A Porcelain Obsession

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 29 September 2015 - 10:56 AM

Since I can't work with clay for a certain time, but can't be without either, I was looking for books I could read about our passion. And just in time our colleague Edmund de Waal's new book is on the market. I've already read a third of the book and it's a real page turner if you are obsessed with clay and, in particular, porcelain.


Edmund de Waal: The white road (mount Kao-ling - a pilgrimage of sorts).


Happy reading!



#93166 The Great Pottery Throw Down

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 24 September 2015 - 10:02 AM


I bet potters are not as goofy as the the other reality show contestants.


I hope that they don't do the same garbage that the US type so-called "reality shows" do.  They select people to participate that DO have issues and are goofy and unstable and such on purpose.  They deliberately set up conflicts that they can see coming as they select the mix of people / personalities, and then put together scenarios that they KNOW will somehow "backfire" given the mix of people they put together......... and therefore make what they think will be "good TV".







That's so sick! Glad I don't have TV. (There's a button called: OFF on every TV I think ;) )