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Evelyne Schoenmann

Member Since 03 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 24 2016 12:35 PM

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Qotw: Is There No Qotw This Week?

24 December 2016 - 12:29 PM

Hello my friends, I am so sorry I let you wait for this weeks' QOTW: I was very busy, lying in hospitals here in Italy, waiting for the verdict about my (unintended) free fall from a 1.30 meter stone wall a few days ago. Broken ankle joint, bad looking fracture. Hmmmm... what an adventurous end to this year. I have to go back to Switzerland tomorrow (hubby drives, don't worry :D ). Surgery mid next week.


So please let me just say Merry Christmas to all of you and let's make a QOTW break till the new year.


Thank you all so much for staying with me here on the forum and contributing to the QOTW, and thank you for being YOU. Love and lots of hugs and all he very best for the New Year!



Qotw: What Are The Top Five Things In Your Studio That You Would Not Part With, If You...

14 December 2016 - 11:30 AM

Hello everybody! Is it already snowing at your end of the world? No snow here yet but really cold. Temp. in my studio (basement) is around 53 F. :wacko: Temp. outside 35 F

Ha! Funny that! Temp inside is exactly the reverse of temp. outside....


QOTW: Last week we talked about redundant things in our studios. For this week I gladly take Nerd's advise and ask you:


What are the top five things in your studio that you would NOT part with, if you had to downsize?


This is MY list:


  1. slab roller!
  2. kiln
  3. Giffin Grip
  4. Apron :P
  5. movable heater/radiator


Well, there's more, but Nerd wanted only 5....


I hope you all are cosy and warm. Happy week!



Qotw: Are There Redundant Things In Your Studio?

06 December 2016 - 11:13 AM

The moving marathon our friend Marcia is just living through gave me the idea to this weeks question . I followed her messages here and on fb what exactly she was getting rid of before moving to Montana. And then I went down to my studio and thought: hmmmm.... if I had to move my studio tomorrow, what would I throw away?... what would I give away?... what would I take with me? My studio is cluttered with lots of things I don't really need (remember our diving-into-the-waste-bins QOTW?!), but would I get rid of them just because of moving the studio? I admire you Marcia!!


Come on people, go to your studio, have a good look around and tell us what, say 3-5 things you would dispense with when moving.


It's just for fun, don't worry,  don't panic, you can keep everything you like! :D





Qotw: What Is The Coolest And Most Helpful Thingy You Have In Your Studio?

29 November 2016 - 05:52 AM

Oh no!, don't think I make life easy for you! The "most helpful thingy" must be a thing that has nothing to do with pottery! See, now you have to think again.... :D


Good morning everybody. MY most helpful thingy is a water bottle that I can also use when my hands are full of mud. And the bottle is spick-and-span after using! I have to drink lots of water or tea during the day to prevent my head from getting a headache. Too little water in my body, too much pain. So it's drinking and drinking at least 4 liters of water or tea for me. And yes Marcia, I saw you using excatly a bottle like that at our symposium in Barcelona, and I was searching in every store till I found one.


(Of course I know that I could always use a glass and a straw if I don't want to smudge the glass or bottle with clay, but would that be cool? See!!)


What is YOUR most helpful cool object that helps you through a clay-day?


Happy week to all of you!



Qotw: Do You Need A "symbol"?

23 November 2016 - 03:34 AM

Good morning and afternoon everybody. How is life? I am finally back in Switzerland, and here I stay for the next..... say 3 weeks, and then it's Christmas time in Italy before a busy 2017 starts.


After a (too!) long time away from my studio I was going downstairs yesterday to prepare clay for a throwing session. The very first thing I did is putting on my (at the moment orange colored!) apron. That comes as natural to me as brushing my teeth 2x/day. You can laugh about me now but only in wearing my apron I feel that I am a potter. This is my symbol, so to say. An indication "now I work with clay for a time". It's a sign for others (husband, nieces etc.) that they may not disturb me now until I take off the apron again. I don't know if I can express myself correctly, but I think you get the picture.


Do you have a symbol or token too that you "need" to feel as a potter in your studio?


I wish everybody a happy week!