Developing a Concept in Ceramic
Yes, that's right and all artists can relate to this, taking a project from an idea through to installation does not always run according to plan. In fact, there sometimes isn't even a plan at all - This is what makes an artist an artist. You start, you run into hurdles, your try something else and repeat this until it does work!
This particular artwork is the perfect example. It was one of the first works that I made for 'Through The Porthole' in early 2014 and finally, five months later I have just this morning unloaded a success from the kiln. The progression shows perfectly the stages that clay goes through, things that work, things that don't and of course the things that are sometimes out of one's control like cracking in the firing process.
But oh how good it feels when you open the kiln to find the work that finally worked like I did this morning!