Back then, my work-flow and invention in making ceramics were streets ahead of other aspects of my work. My drawing and painting would get stuck, whereas in ceramics I could continue indefinitely. The work fed off itself and one thing led to another. Why did I stop? ... time constraints, two day-jobs, lack of money - the usual. I also felt I had a long way to go with developing my drawing, clarifying my position, and that required focus.
There is work to be done on the kiln; the ceramic blanket on the lid needs replacing and it needs a complete new set of elements. Doubtless we will discover more (such as mouse-nibbled cables) when we finally uncover the kiln and give it a thorough inspection, but once it is up and running I will be producing again!
I will pick up where I left off, but I am excited by the prospect of bringing new ideas to the table gleaned over the last 5 years. I know I definitely want to explore colour more than I did previously, plus new forms and textures using the wonderful material of clay.