Who We Are
Who We Are
We are an ordinary Singaporean couple who runs a pottery studio from home:) We always wondered (and are still wondering) if there was more to life than what meets the eye.
Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
How wonderfully mysterious is this verse! It stirred up something deep within us and set us off to explore the great unknown.
Nothing man-made can ever compare with the work of the Creator. The one who made the heavens and the earth and every single amazing living thing. Yet, there is something so special when enjoying an object made by hand over hours of dedicated work. There is this warm spiritual connection with its maker that transcends its physical nature.
How It All Started
From a couple hobby, we soon fell in love with the beauty and versatility of pottery, which is an ancient art form as old as the history of human civilisation. In 2013, Huiwen took a sabbatical and after a pilgrimage of discovery in Tajimi, one of Japan’s historical pottery towns, she decided to take a big step of faith to leave her comfortable corporate career to practice full-time in 2014. Trained in art and architecture, Kenneth has always held a special love for ceramic sculpture, and since joining Huiwen, now helps to chart Studio Asobi’s artistic direction. We are now joined by baby Tobie! Our first studio assistant.
What Does Asobi Mean
“Asobi (遊び)” means “play” in Japanese. The Kanji word “遊” also translates to “journey” in Mandarin. We took to this name as we see life both as a journey of exploration, and also as a joyful adventure.
What We Do
We have been inspired by many amazing creatives in our lives, and we want to embed this spirit of wonder and imagination into our work as well! We lovingly name each vessel we create and weave in the dreamy beauty of haikus into our art. To share our love for pottery, we also run introductory pottery workshops from our cosy home studio.
We are grateful to God for our lives and so we seek to bless others too. We donate 20% of our profits to local charity Mercy Centre, as they take care of the homeless in Singapore, and we also support different causes through the years. Currently we are collaborating with Healthserve, which serves the injured migrant workers.
We can’t wait to find out where this adventure will continue to take us!