We have a responsibility as potter – crafts(wo)men to remain focused committed and aware of 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 are easy to compromise.
Art is on any level keep yourself alive in this culture and keeping true to your work and redefine again and again. This is a huge challenge! I am always reassessing what enough is? Along the way to becoming a ceramist, I will be doing many works.
I believe many artists 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. The reward for an authentic life is authenticity, it’s not economic.