Let me start this blog entry with an excerpt of the foreword by Stephen King in his book Night Shift (February 27, 1977. Bridgton, Maine.)
Five months ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Motherhood is wonderful, tiring but greatly rewarding.
Ceramics is yet again lying dormant, but I feel fine about it. I've realised that I just can't force myself to make ceramics whilst taking care of a baby. It's taken a long time to get to this point (I had a tough pregnancy and was at times physically unable to do anything), but I no longer feel guilty for not creating ceramics. Priorities change.
But don't worry. Stephen King wrote about private obsessions. Ceramics is mine, Not a day goes by that I do not think of ceramics. More is yet to come!
Irine is a recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts' Artstart Grant (June 2014-2015).
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