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Evelyne Schoenmann

Member Since 03 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Feb 03 2016 01:56 PM

#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...



#97832 Qotw: Would You Ever Completely Retire From Doing Your Art Work?

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 23 December 2015 - 09:42 AM

No. I would never give up clay! As Sloan puts it a bit gruesome but to the point: only if the tools (hands, arms) are missing I will give up. But then again...


#97094 The Great Pottery Throw Down

Posted by Evelyne Schoenmann on 10 December 2015 - 05:22 AM

If only we non Englishers could click on Ann's list, say week 6,  and - surprise surprise - the video starts.... :angry: ...


Thank you Ann and all who contributed to this thread! I really hope some day we can watch the show too. I would pay for it!



#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 - The Results

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

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