We have responsibility as potter – crafts(wo)men to remain focus committed and aware to the principles required to make a hones work. Because temptation for all of us no matter what path we are on to worry about security. The commitment and the ideology easy to compromise.
Art is in any level keep yourself alive in this culture and keep true to your work and redefine again and again. This is a huge challenge! I am always reassessing what enough is? Along the way becoming ceramist I will be doing many works.
I believe many artist call themselves poor. I think poverty is not of choice. When you run out of choices you are poor. Most of my artist friends and I had a lot of choices. Reward for an authentic life is authenticity, its not economic.