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Evelyne Schoenmann

Member Since 03 Aug 2011
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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!



Qotw: What Coffee/tea Bowl Are You Using In The Morning?

15 November 2016 - 12:10 PM

Thank you Marcia for doing the QOTW for me for the last 2 weeks!


I am back from Taiwan (horrible Internet connection in the hotel) and prepared for my next trip, but first I want to ask you if you drink your morning coffee/tea out of a self made mug, a mug that a friend made, or a bought one?


Until my time in Barcelona this fall I used a bought one (shame on me), but at the Symposium in B. one of our participants, Ester Beck from Israel, made tea bowls for all of us, and since then I always use that one. I will take a picture of it tomorrow and show it to you.


Do you show us the one YOU are using?


Happy week to all of you!



Qotw: What Means "imperfection" To You?

26 October 2016 - 10:19 AM

"Finding Beauty in Imperfection"


(Akira Satake)


What comes to mind when you read this sentence? A philosophical answer? A picture of one of your "imperfect" pieces? Imperfect beauty found in nature? I am curious....


Happy week everybody