TREE OF LIGHT For I am the vine You have become My branches So abide in Me When it comes to clay, one never really knows if a piece is going to turn out well, because anything can happen in the kiln. So here’s a pre-firing post by a young and inexperienced potter who, in his fear and uncertainty, remembers his Master Potter for whom nothing is uncertain and from whom every living vessel is created. I am but a tiny branch among many, and one that took decades just to sprout. But I give thanks because now I too belong to Him who fills me with water and quenches the thirst in my spirit. May I always abide in Him, so that I will bear good fruit, and never be cut off. #studioasobi #madeinsg #diffuser #light #ceramics #pottery #potter #unfired #tree #vine #branches #john15

TREE OF LIGHT
For I am the vine
You have become My branches
So abide in Me

When it comes to clay, one never really knows if a piece is going to turn out well, because anything can happen in the kiln. So here's a pre-firing post by a young and inexperienced potter who, in his fear and uncertainty, remembers his Master Potter for whom nothing is uncertain and from whom every living vessel is created.

I am but a tiny branch among many, and one that took decades just to sprout. But I give thanks because now I too belong to Him who fills me with water and quenches the thirst in my spirit. May I always abide in Him, so that I will bear good fruit, and never be cut off.

#studioasobi #madeinsg #diffuser #light #ceramics #pottery #potter #unfired #tree #vine #branches #john15

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WHITE AS SNOW It’s warmer inside But there is always time to Step out in the snow For the man who taught me to be strong, who taught me all the skills that I know, and then watched in horror as I skied down a snowy road without permission or supervision, into oncoming traffic…among other equally life threatening escapades. Now that it appears I’m all grown up, it’s time for you to step out into the snow too, breathe in the fresh winter air, and let those legs keep taking you and mummy to places you’ve never been before! #studioasobi #handmade #madeinsg #pottery #gratitude #daddy #snowy #letsgo

WHITE AS SNOW
It's warmer inside
But there is always time to 
Step out in the snow

For the man who taught me to be strong, who taught me all the skills that I know, and then watched in horror as I skied down a snowy road without permission or supervision, into oncoming traffic...among other equally life threatening escapades.

Now that it appears I'm all grown up, it's time for you to step out into the snow too, breathe in the fresh winter air, and let those legs keep taking you and mummy to places you've never been before!

#studioasobi #handmade #madeinsg  #pottery #gratitude #daddy #snowy #letsgo

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Running large workshops can be a little daunting at times, but being among fellow brothers and sisters in Christ definitely takes away the stress! Really blessed to be able to share our craft, our joy and our meditations with the Lay Ministry Staff from the Methodist Church’s Chinese Annual Conference. And to see the beautiful vessels emerging from the hands of these lovely artists. #studioasobi #pottery #handmade #workshop #methodist #church #singapore #jarsofclay

Running large workshops can be a little daunting at times, but being among fellow brothers and sisters in Christ definitely takes away the stress! Really blessed to be able to share our craft, our joy and our meditations with the Lay Ministry Staff from the Methodist Church's Chinese Annual Conference. And to see the beautiful vessels emerging from the hands of these lovely artists. 
#studioasobi #pottery #handmade #workshop #methodist #church #singapore #jarsofclay

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As a potter, we are sensitive to the condition of our clay. We need to know when the clay is just right with the right amount of moisture and plasticity to be moulded into the desired vessel. When we recycle the clay, we first need to break it into pieces. That way, water can permeate through the dried up clay, and become like mud, before it gets transformed back into pliable clay, ready for the potter’s hand. This holds special meaning for us, as we have experienced what it means to be dried and broken, before we were restored by the infusion of living waters, which continuously changes and renews us from within. And we thank God that even in our muddy state, He sees past that and remakes us into purposeful vessels! Isaiah 64:8 – “But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.” #wordofGod #isaiah64 #potter #clay #pottery #vessel #livingwater #studioasobi

As a potter, we are sensitive to the condition of our clay. We need to know when the clay is just right with the right amount of moisture and plasticity to be moulded into the desired vessel. 
When we recycle the clay, we first need to break it into pieces. That way, water can permeate through the dried up clay, and become like mud, before it gets transformed back into pliable clay, ready for the potter's hand. 
This holds special meaning for us, as we have experienced what it means to be dried and broken, before we were restored by the infusion of living waters, which continuously changes and renews us from within. And we thank God that even in our muddy state, He sees past that and remakes us into purposeful vessels!

Isaiah 64:8 - "But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand." #wordofGod #isaiah64 #potter #clay #pottery #vessel #livingwater #studioasobi

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“Tell Archippus: “See to it that you complete the ministry you have received in the Lord.” – Colossians 4:17 Do you ever wonder why you are put here on earth for a period of time? Do you ever wish you can discover your calling? We sure went through these questions ourselves! :D We met Ps Henson when he came to our church to preach about understanding our kingdom assignments, and that is when we learnt about his ministry – Archippus Awakening. Here is a set of cups that he commissioned as a gift for his editors/translators who were helping him with the Chinese edition of his book:) We love making these meaningful custom gifts as it is art which one can interact with on a daily basis! Have a good week ahead! #archippusawakening #ministry #handmade #pottery #ceramics #art #studioasobi #madeinsg

"Tell Archippus: "See to it that you complete the ministry you have received in the Lord." - Colossians 4:17 
Do you ever wonder why you are put here on earth for a period of time? Do you ever wish you can discover your calling? 
We sure went through these questions ourselves! :D We met Ps Henson when he came to our church to preach about understanding our kingdom assignments, and that is when we learnt about his ministry - Archippus Awakening. 
Here is a set of cups that he commissioned as a gift for his editors/translators who were helping him with the Chinese edition of his book:) We love making these meaningful custom gifts as it is art which one can interact with on a daily basis! 
Have a good week ahead! 
#archippusawakening #ministry #handmade #pottery #ceramics #art #studioasobi #madeinsg

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SHEDDING That which I once was So quickly fading away As the Light shines through This bowl took a long time to make. After the many hours spent carving out the delicate clay body, it then sat for months on our shelf awaiting its turn to be glazed while we busied ourselves with more urgent work. Then finally we got back to it, and before we knew it, it was finished. And isn’t this so much like my walk with Christ? In so many areas of my life I’ve allowed myself to be distracted by all sorts of things, when I could have just easily taken that next important step in my faith. Enough of half measures. May the Light shine through all the dark and hidden corners in my life, so that my old self can just fade away and be replaced by what is pure and eternal. #light #shine #porous #perforated #carving #pottery #ceramics #studioasobi

SHEDDING
That which I once was
So quickly fading away
As the Light shines through

This bowl took a long time to make. After the many hours spent carving out the delicate clay body, it then sat for months on our shelf awaiting its turn to be glazed while we busied ourselves with more urgent work. 
Then finally we got back to it, and before we knew it, it was finished. 
And isn't this so much like my walk with Christ? In so many areas of my life I've allowed myself to be distracted by all sorts of things, when I could have just easily taken that next important step in my faith. Enough of half measures. May the Light shine through all the dark and hidden corners in my life, so that my old self can just fade away and be replaced by what is pure and eternal.

#light #shine #porous #perforated #carving #pottery #ceramics #studioasobi

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The beauty of experimentation lies in the fact that there are risks of failure, but at the same time, also possibilities for unexpected discoveries. We discovered this beautiful pattern, which looks like the iris of the eye of a majestic animal, and we also found a cup stuck onto our kiln shelf as the glaze was too flowy. Such is life! Time and chance happens to all man, or kiln shelves for that matter :p . . #experimentation #discovery #handmade #pottery #clay #ceramic #glazes #colours #harefur #madeinsg #studioasobi #singapore #art

The beauty of experimentation lies in the fact that there are risks of failure, but at the same time, also possibilities for unexpected discoveries. 
We discovered this beautiful pattern, which looks like the iris of the eye of a majestic animal, and we also found a cup stuck onto our kiln shelf as the glaze was too flowy. Such is life! Time and chance happens to all man, or kiln shelves for that matter :p .
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#experimentation #discovery #handmade #pottery #clay #ceramic #glazes #colours #harefur #madeinsg #studioasobi #singapore #art

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After working with clay for the past couple of years, I still find it so fascinating that something like the dust of earth can be transformed through fire into an object of beauty and function. The act of carving is so therapeutic and sacred at the same time as you cut away what doesn’t feel right to be there. There is simply a special joy and impulse to work with one’s hands to create, which is inside each human being! :) . . . #happywork #create #craft #art #pottery #clay #ceramics #potter #craftsman #madeinsg #singapore #studioasobi

After working with clay for the past couple of years, I still find it so fascinating that something like the dust of earth can be transformed through fire into an object of beauty and function. 
The act of carving is so therapeutic and sacred at the same time as you cut away what doesn't feel right to be there. 
There is simply a special joy and impulse to work with one's hands to create, which is inside each human being! :) .
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#happywork #create #craft #art #pottery #clay #ceramics #potter #craftsman #madeinsg #singapore #studioasobi

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Such a blessing to have been given this chance to do a pottery workshop for the 20 beautiful kids from Hirono, Fukushima 2 weeks ago. As a Singaporean, I cannot imagine what it must be like to live in the aftermath of a disaster like what these kids have gone through, but through this short experience I have come to realize how resilient the human spirit can be, and how small my problems are compared to what is happening around the world. So thankful for the efforts of Today Is The Day foundation and the organizing team from LaSalle’s Art Management program for this inspiring opportunity, and for the kids from Hirono who have taught us so much in just 3 hours. #studioasobi #ceramics #workshop #pottery #fukushima #hirono #art #therapy

Such a blessing to have been given this chance to do a pottery workshop for the 20 beautiful kids from Hirono, Fukushima 2 weeks ago. As a Singaporean, I cannot imagine what it must be like to live in the aftermath of a disaster like what these kids have gone through, but through this short experience I have come to realize how resilient the human spirit can be, and how small my problems are compared to what is happening around the world.

So thankful for the efforts of Today Is The Day foundation and the organizing team from LaSalle's Art Management program for this inspiring opportunity, and for the kids from Hirono who have taught us so much in just 3 hours.

#studioasobi #ceramics #workshop #pottery #fukushima #hirono #art #therapy

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