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7/11/2023

Mum, Mud and Motivation

Episode #

1

7/11/2023

Mum, Mud and Motivation

Art has the undeniable power to touch souls and change lives, and this concept resonates profoundly in the remarkable journey of ceramic artist Lisa Hawker, who also happens to be my mum. Her story is a testament to the transformative power of passion, determination, and resilience, and a vivid illustration of how childhood dreams can shape one's future.


My mum, Lisa Hawker, embarked on a unique path that led her from aspiring to be a spy and actress to becoming a successful self-employed ceramic artist. From a young age, Lisa dreamt of espionage and the glitz of the stage, but her journey took unexpected turns through the realms of banking and BT before eventually leading her to the profound discovery of her true passion - ceramics.


As a single, full-time mother, Lisa had to navigate the intricacies of parenting, work, and education while passionately pursuing her love for ceramics. Her journey serves as an inspirational beacon of hope, highlighting the idea that sometimes the most unconventional path can lead to the most rewarding destinations.


Despite the inevitable challenges that came her way, my mum adeptly juggled her multiple roles. She pursued ceramics courses to hone her skills while caring for my brother and me, a period that was both challenging and deeply rewarding. This phase allowed her to truly find her path and ignite her ambition. With unwavering support from her tutors and her own self-belief, she ventured into the world of self-employment as a ceramic artist.


As her career took off, my mum faced the thrilling challenge of her first pottery business contract. Armed with limited resources but boundless determination, she navigated this pivotal milestone, setting the stage for her future success. This part of her journey reflects her profound self-belief and underscores the importance of valuing one's work.


Lisa Hawker's legacy extends far beyond her art. Her story serves as a powerful inspiration for others to passionately pursue their dreams, even in the face of adversity. It underscores the importance of self-honesty when chasing one's dreams and the unwavering belief in one's abilities.


My mum’s journey stands as a powerful testament to the might of passion, perseverance, and self-belief. Her story imparts invaluable lessons on the significance of self-confidence when chasing dreams and serves as a beacon of inspiration for others in their pursuit of their own aspirations. It is a reminder that the path to success may not always be conventional, but with passion and determination, the possibilities are, indeed, limitless. 🎨🌟🙌

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