Excerpt from Moyra Elliott's review of the Portage Ceramic awards 2014 which was judged by Takeshi Yasuda.
"Rive’s winning work was one of her three entries that were included in the show and all were stunning in their vibrancy and execution. The Space Between, a figurative work about, as she put it, an ongoing conversation with self, was a depiction of photographer Diane Arbus’ quote that attempted to describe the gap between who someone is and who they think they are. This may seem a little weighty for ceramics but it is skilfully illustrated by the hard-to-read expression on the larger figure’s face – was it derisive, distrusting, disconcerted or simply grieved? The mien is almost passive and that mouth – neither smiling nor scornful but also not relaxed gives but little away. Looking down, perhaps pensively, at the drooping figure of herself she clasps in her hand, the space between is immeasurable. It’s a deserving win"
For Moyra Elliott's full review https://conetenanddescending.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/the-2014-portage-awards