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Evelyne Schoenmann

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

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Qotw: When Did You Last Use Nature As A Design/mark/whatever…?

03 February 2016 - 01:50 PM

Ooops, I am a day late. Sorry. Life got in the way....


This morning I tried, for the first time after the 2 surgeries, to throw on the wheel. Awwww, no good. It still hurts too much. So what I did is I went for a walk in the woods and collected different tree barks to use in future on objects.


When did YOU last use nature for your ceramics work?





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

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!





Qotw: Can You Work Undisturbed In Your Studio?

19 January 2016 - 09:09 AM

After 4 month of abstinence because of my carpal tunnel surgeries, I decided to start, slowly slowly, to hand build a chawan again this week. I just wanted to go down to my basement studio (part of the laundry, part of the wine cellar - you remember...) and prepare some black Spanish clay, and what did I see? My husband made a hot wash early this morning and the whole laundry is full of white and clean linen.....  :angry: Goodbye to working with black clay for the next few days....


Are you sharing your studio space as well, or do you have a room for yourself? If sharing, how do you cope with the need of others?... (a husband for example who is always doing the washing when I want to work with black clay....And don't tell me to do the washing myself ;))


Have a great week!



Qotw: What's Next On Your Bucket List?

12 January 2016 - 11:20 AM

Here we go again, a New Year, a new router (the old one burned through after a lightning bolt hit the telephone mast) and a new QOTW. Thank you Marcia for taking over the QOTW last week!


Is everybody here having a bucket list? And what I am most curious to know: what's next on your list?


A new kiln? A journey to the moon and back? Giving to the poor? Trying something totaly crazy? Or????


Have a great week everybody!



Qotw: Did You Do What You Wanted To Do In 2015?

28 December 2015 - 05:53 AM

I know this is a strange QOTW... and it is a day early on top of it, but we just spent Christmas (and earlier Hanukkah) and in a few days the year 2015 will turn into 2016. Time for reflection. Was it a good year? Did I do everything I wanted to do? Did I listen to my heart instead of to other persons opinions? Well, so many questions at the end of a year, but we can't go back and change what we didn't do so well. Past is past. This is always a bit of a contemplative time: at the beginning of a year, one is full of good intentions and at the end of the year mostly we have to ask ourselves: Did I do what I wanted to do this year?


So tell us, what was it you wanted to do this year, and did you do it?


I will be in the mountains, completely without Internet, from tomorrow Tuesday until January the 3rd 2016. I won't be able to see what you all wrote until I am back from the middle of nowhere....


Thank you all very much for accompanying me through the QOTW-week year 2015! I wish you and your family all the very best for 2016. We'll see each other again!


Love from Evelyne