Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About ChenowethArts

  • Birthday 01/26/1950

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
  • Skype

Profile Information

  • Location
    Nashville, Tennessee - Where at least a few studios make something besides music.
  • Interests
    Ceramic Musical Instruments, Figure Sculpture, Handbuilt/Thrown-altered Pieces (with music themes). Paul sketches...probably has something to do with his architectural background.

Recent Profile Visitors

17,558 profile views

ChenowethArts's Achievements

Advanced Member

Advanced Member (3/3)



  1. Hey Babs! I'm still 'potting around'. We purchased property just west of Nashville to build a studio and retirement home...that has consumed my time and something (this forum) had to give. Also, I was diagnosed with late stage prostate cancer last year and that little surgical-setback threw quite a wrench in my normally active life. So far, my path reports are clear...and am thankful every day for that! Nice to be remembered, BTW. -Paul
  2. Several years ago, Gail Sheehy wrote a book titled "Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life" (I just discovered another book by Gail, New Passages that is also available on Amazon). I believe that the veterans here on the forum have likely witnessed Patterns: Predictable Crises of the Clay Artist and I wonder what identifiable stages we can identify in our own journeys into clay/pottery/ceramics?...and what are the indicators of where we are (individually) along those paths? Maybe we identify just one predictable crisis and then have the forum describe the symptoms and how they moved forward? Peace, -Paul
  3. I can't say exactly where I have been hiding, but my Mayan is certainly getting better :)

    1. Show previous comments  2 more
    2. glazenerd


      I did not realize the CIA had covert clay operations

    3. Denice


      We lost a friend in the same jungle. Did you run across him?

    4. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      And hes gone again!

  4. In my non-clay world, I deal with hackers and data security...it is no contest, clay is much more fun even when it is frustrating :)

    1. Sputty
    2. GiselleNo5


      Clay is a lovely break from running after a small child. And before that I worked in Special Ed. Clay is better than that too. (I did love working with the kids though, please don't let lightning strike me!)

    3. glazenerd


      Glad there are people out there trying to protect us.

  5. With temps a little cool in the studio, 'tis the season for carving new stamps while propped up in front of the fireplace. :)

    1. Show previous comments  1 more
    2. Denice


      Same here, my studio gets a little heat from the house. It's enough to keep it from freezing. I use a electric heater that looks like a radiator for warmth.

    3. Marko


      It's freezing here. 72°. Hey how do you keep warm enough to work?

    4. oldlady


      wish i had a fireplace. computer is on desk in unheated porch. going down to 40s tonight.

  6. Happy New Year clay friends and associates!

    1. Show previous comments  4 more
    2. vinks


      Happy New Year to you too!!Be sunshine all the way!!


    3. Marko


      Best wishes for a New Year to you and everyone at CAD/PC.

  7. I allowed someone into my studio on Christmas day...I don't do that. But I'm thinking that its going to be OK if I 'open up' a little more. Still processing that thought.

    1. Show previous comments  5 more
    2. Chilly


      Did the visitor arrive via the chimney, wearing a red coat, black boots and a beard?


    3. ChenowethArts


      Thanks all! Chilly, It could be. I was busy at that time feeding ill-parked reindeer :)

    4. Marko


      Can I come over? hehe

  8. Santa has asked me to close the studio for a few days...oh, the things we do to stay on that 'nice' list. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all!!

    1. glazenerd


      Merry Christmas Paul. I am going to shut down for several weeks: my brain hurts.

  9. Received an Etsy order just after midnight...with request to have it shipped "in the next hour'...hmmm, that would be a "No" :)

    1. Show previous comments  8 more
    2. ChenowethArts


      Diesel...thankful I've not had that experience.

      Nerd...make it 2.5 hours and we're good :)

    3. Marko


      What the? That's just clueless.

    4. GiselleNo5


      Diesel: Yep. Have had that happen many times. :( I refuse to copy anybody else's work.

  10. So much cardboard in the studio, I think I dreamed I built a huge box shack and my property taxes went up...better stop sniffing the box tape, I guess :)

    1. alabama


      I've often thought about stacking cardboard boxes filled with cardboard and making a backstop in my living room for an indoor shooting range.

  11. That moment when you back up to a loading dock and a forklift approaches with a full pallet of dry materials...and you look at your SUV and say, "Sorry, Bud" :)

    1. glazenerd


      Paul, thought you knew a square pallet would not fit in a round SUV?

    2. Denice


      I say that to my PT Cruiser when they just load 200lbs of clay in it. My supplier is close by so I can run down and get clay anytime.

  12. Starting to get a feel for what a "rhythm" looks like in the balancing act of 'making and marketing'...'makes me appreciate much more those who do this full time in the clay world.

    1. Show previous comments  1 more
    2. GiselleNo5


      Lol Still haven't found my rhythm. Someday ...

    3. Cavy Fire Studios
    4. Marko


      I'm singing, "I...got rhythm, (stomps left foot, claps hands out of rhythm with foot stomp, and repeat which singing out of key and off beat) Me too Paul.

  13. Switching to double-thickness corrugated outer boxes today for shipping...for sanity's sake if nothing else (& being a good Santa).

    1. Marcia Selsor

      Marcia Selsor

      I get the heavy duty ones from Home depot. I ordered smaller shipping boxes from line or Ebay or from a local storage office.


    2. alabama


      At the auto parts store I work at, we throw hundreds of boxes away each week. The supply truck comes Tues, Thurs, and Sat.! So all week long...we throw boxes away!!!

    3. ChenowethArts
  14. This is the place where images that are used on the forum will live, rather than attempting to place them in my other, specific topic albums.
  15. Still massaging the sketch problem concept: Not-a-Handle Handle From a 1 to 2 lb clump of well-wedged (or pugged) clay: Pull a very long handle Make it a little longer...maybe 18" to 24" Without breaking or cutting into sections... Create a form that is NOT a handle. Give your creation a sniglet-like title -Paul
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.