Handcrafted with Love

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At Studio Asobi, we believe that there is a place in this world for beautiful creations crafted by hand – slowly, lovingly and uniquely.

Our clay vessels each bear a name and a little haiku, and just as we have enjoyed making them, we hope that they bring the same joy to whoever holds and uses them.

The pictures below are a glimpse of our pottery works and creative process. Larger sculptures and installations can be found here.

We welcome you to join our pottery journey too, with our individual workshops, corporate sessions, regular classes, or volunteering.

FIGHTING FISH - This is one of Tobie's first inten FIGHTING FISH - This is one of Tobie's first intentional paintings (on the back of his national day flag), and as he painted he kept remarking, "So colourful!" 

And in English, no less. For a 95% Mandarin speaking boy, he must have been very impressed with his creation!

So here's a little break from pottery pictures, and a glimpse of our journey as a family. We honestly don't spend enough time with Tobie considering we are working from home all the time, and we really wish we had more energy to play with him and nurture him. So these moments are really special to us!

FIGHTING FISH - This is one of Tobie's first intentional paintings (on the back of his national day flag), and as he painted he kept remarking, "So colourful!"

And in English, no less. For a 95% Mandarin speaking boy, he must have been very impressed with his creation!

So here's a little break from pottery pictures, and a glimpse of our journey as a family. We honestly don't spend enough time with Tobie considering we are working from home all the time, and we really wish we had more energy to play with him and nurture him. So these moments are really special to us!
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成长 Growing

Thousand mile voyage
Begins with a first small step
And so a tree grows

As I was making this coiled pot, I was listening to a podcast about awaking wonder in children.

I looked out to our balcony at the frangipani tree that has stretched its limbs far out into the sunlight. It didn't grow this way overnight; but rather little by little with daily watering, it grew. And so it is with little children, or our big goals in life. We just gotta be consistent to show up daily and put in that part of effort and love.

This coiled plant pot is a farewell gift commissioned by a team for a country director who is off to her next adventure. We want to give her our best wishes and to the team who will continue to build upon the foundation:)

#awakingwonder #growth #imagination #handmade #pottery #ceramics #madeinsg #plants #nature #studioasobi
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九年了,好感恩啊!

《悠遊陶坊》

夜深人静 独奏的琴
陪随一对 悠遊的心

雪花纷纷 飘雾如梦
轻轻一吻 陶醉一生

喝杯茶 饮杯酒
接个喜 忘个忧
随着风 乘着舟
飘过悦 渡过愁

连着心 牵着手
跨过山 越过丘
依着肩 靠着头
至天长 到地久

晨霜如银 晨光如金
透入一栋 陶坊的厅

时光如梭 岁月如流
只求你我 曾经拥有

喝杯茶 饮杯酒
接个喜 忘个忧
随着风 乘着舟
飘过悦 渡过愁

连着心 牵着手
跨过山 越过丘
依着肩 靠着头
至天长 到地久
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Dance dance dance 舞動吧! #pottery #ceramics Dance dance dance  舞動吧! 

#pottery #ceramics #studioasobi #陶器

Dance dance dance 舞動吧!

#pottery #ceramics #studioasobi #陶器
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A lovely, dreamy little piece by one of our intro A lovely, dreamy little piece by one of our intro workshop participants. We can be beginners in pottery, but none of us are beginners in having an imagination. Sometimes all we need is to allow our imagination to bubble up to the surface, past whatever obstacles we have arbitrarily constructed for ourselves.

Plus, of course, some nice studio glazes!

A lovely, dreamy little piece by one of our intro workshop participants. We can be beginners in pottery, but none of us are beginners in having an imagination. Sometimes all we need is to allow our imagination to bubble up to the surface, past whatever obstacles we have arbitrarily constructed for ourselves.

Plus, of course, some nice studio glazes!
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My Neighbour Totoro wasn't a title that particular My Neighbour Totoro wasn't a title that particularly appealed to me. But after my first Studio Ghibli movie (Spirited Away) spirited my heart away, it was only a matter of time before I sat captivated through the magical, profound and uplifting story of My Neighbour Totoro.

Wonder how this one will turn out!

#studioasobi #handmade #madeinsingapore #ceramiclife #ceramics #sgceramics #sgpottery #pottery #artisan #studioghibli #totoro #workinprogress #commission #yarnbowl

My Neighbour Totoro wasn't a title that particularly appealed to me. But after my first Studio Ghibli movie (Spirited Away) spirited my heart away, it was only a matter of time before I sat captivated through the magical, profound and uplifting story of My Neighbour Totoro.

Wonder how this one will turn out!

#studioasobi #handmade #madeinsingapore #ceramiclife #ceramics #sgceramics #sgpottery #pottery #artisan #studioghibli #totoro #workinprogress #commission #yarnbowl
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After this long and productive hiatus, where we sp After this long and productive hiatus, where we spent time with each other, with family, with God; where we experimented with clay and glazes; where our eyes were opened to the plight of the disenfranchised in our society, we are finally opening again.

Can't wait to share our adventures with you all, and listen to yours as well! See you soon!

More details can be found on our website: studioasobi.com 😊

#sgworkshops #thingstodoinsg #pottery #reopening

After this long and productive hiatus, where we spent time with each other, with family, with God; where we experimented with clay and glazes; where our eyes were opened to the plight of the disenfranchised in our society, we are finally opening again.

Can't wait to share our adventures with you all, and listen to yours as well! See you soon!

More details can be found on our website: studioasobi.com 😊

#sgworkshops #thingstodoinsg #pottery #reopening
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PAINTDROPS Splashes of colour Swirl in the seas of PAINTDROPS
Splashes of colour
Swirl in the seas of my mind
Waiting to be found

Our first ceramic paint palette! I love those shallow ridges created by the carving tool, and the little specks of impurities scattered across the surface of this handcrafted Vanilla glaze.

Perhaps it's time to make one for myself!

#studioasobi #handmade #madeinsingapore #ceramics #ceramiclife #sgceramics #sgpottery #artisan #pottery #slab #paint #palette #vanilla

PAINTDROPS
Splashes of colour
Swirl in the seas of my mind
Waiting to be found

Our first ceramic paint palette! I love those shallow ridges created by the carving tool, and the little specks of impurities scattered across the surface of this handcrafted Vanilla glaze.

Perhaps it's time to make one for myself!

#studioasobi #handmade #madeinsingapore #ceramics #ceramiclife #sgceramics #sgpottery #artisan #pottery #slab #paint #palette #vanilla
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Work in progress for a ceramic paint palette! #st Work in progress for a ceramic paint palette! 
#studioasobi #handmade #madeinsingapore #ceramiclife #ceramics #sgceramics #sgpottery #pottery #artisan #paint #palette

Work in progress for a ceramic paint palette!
#studioasobi #handmade #madeinsingapore #ceramiclife #ceramics #sgceramics #sgpottery #pottery #artisan #paint #palette
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