MOMENTARY FLAME See this light inside Burning brightly for awhile Till the air runs out This is probably the first vessel I made that looks fine but does not do what it is supposed to. It was created as an aroma diffuser, but the tea-light inside constantly goes out because the small holes are unable to replenish in time the oxygen that is quickly consumed by the flame. As disappointing as it is to see the tiny flame being extinguished in the confines of the vessel, I am gratefully reminded that in the same way, my spirit needs to be constantly filled with the life-giving breath of God’s Word if it is to continue burning bright. May my body and my soul always allow the Holy Spirit to permeate through, so that His light can shine from within me.

MOMENTARY FLAME
See this light inside
Burning brightly for awhile
Till the air runs out

This is probably the first vessel I made that looks fine but does not do what it is supposed to. It was created as an aroma diffuser, but the tea-light inside constantly goes out because the small holes are unable to replenish in time the oxygen that is quickly consumed by the flame.

As disappointing as it is to see the tiny flame being extinguished in the confines of the vessel, I am gratefully reminded that in the same way, my spirit needs to be constantly filled with the life-giving breath of God's Word if it is to continue burning bright.

May my body and my soul always allow the Holy Spirit to permeate through, so that His light can shine from within me.

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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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It is by grace we passed the dark night to enter into a new day of life. What a wonderful gift! St Paul’s words to the Corinthians “having nothing, and yet possessing everything” struck me this morning as I looked out to these beautiful trees. How often in the world we actually see the opposite happening. As an artist, that is what I appreciate about nature. Its beauty transcends the mind and meets with the soul. And how blessed to be nourished this morning in this manner:) Happy Saturday to you too! #grace #inspiration #art #trees #nature

It is by grace we passed the dark night to enter into a new day of life. What a wonderful gift! 
St Paul's words to the Corinthians "having nothing, and yet possessing everything" struck me this morning as I looked out to these beautiful trees. How often in the world we actually see the opposite happening. 
As an artist, that is what I appreciate about nature. Its beauty transcends the mind and meets with the soul. And how blessed to be nourished this morning in this manner:) Happy Saturday to you too! 
#grace #inspiration #art #trees #nature

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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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