The first studio day of 2013:
|[painting at home]|
Both the major processes in this work - the throwing and the painting - are exhausting, but gratifying. The porcelain fuels my perfectionism, the sensitive qualities push me to take greater care in throwing. The illustrations of the Heart Lines/Ebb Tide series reflect my journey over the last 12 months. Whilst I love the designs and feel immensely satisfied when I finish each piece, the emotional energy that I pour into every vessel ('scuse the pun!) leaves me mentally and physically tired - it amazes me that such small pots are taking such time and spirit! Each image is a symbol for me, represents a time, a place, a memory and the stories aren't always happy. I realised this afternoon that with every piece I paint, I'm reliving the stories. I can't tell if that's good or bad.