Making Ends Meet 2012
This work is about the challenge of trying to split time and energy between pursuing what makes me happy and what makes me money, and the feeling of not quite succeeding at either.
It’s about working towards finding a balance between two extremes, aiming for a wholeness of form.
The Raku firing process used here reveals the immense stresses imparted on the forms as they transition from extremes of hot to cold through the flames.
The two pieces sit together, each helping to make sense of the other. They are battered, scarred and crazed; yet still there, and they are nearly, almost making ends meet.
Thrown and altered earthenware