A few weeks ago we broke the glass lid of our crock pot. The shock of seeing the glass fall and shatter all over the kitchen floor was followed by the palpable guilt of “I messed up big time…”. But then we remembered that we are potters, and potters make pots. So the glass lid is no more, and in its place is now a beautiful clay lid, one of its kind in this world. But more than a clay lid, it is a reminder that God has taken our old selves – what we had thought was beautiful enough – and broken it apart. And in our brokenness He has given us a new body that is beyond anything we could have dreamed of, so that we can truly rejoice in Him. #studioasobi #broken #rebirth #rejoice #ceramics #madeinsingapore #lid #plate

A few weeks ago we broke the glass lid of our crock pot. The shock of seeing the glass fall and shatter all over the kitchen floor was followed by the palpable guilt of "I messed up big time...". But then we remembered that we are potters, and potters make pots.

So the glass lid is no more, and in its place is now a beautiful clay lid, one of its kind in this world. But more than a clay lid, it is a reminder that God has taken our old selves - what we had thought was beautiful enough - and broken it apart. And in our brokenness He has given us a new body that is beyond anything we could have dreamed of, so that we can truly rejoice in Him.

#studioasobi #broken #rebirth #rejoice #ceramics #madeinsingapore #lid #plate

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This is a piece we have been labouring over for weeks, and this morning our hearts broke when we found it lying crumpled on the shelf, irreparably broken. But then we realized in that moment of sorrow that this piece of clay does not end here. It is not done yet. It will be immersed in water, and when it has rested sufficiently it will be brought out again, kneaded together and transformed into another object of beauty. Different, but still beautiful in the eyes of its maker. Have you, like us, ever felt broken? Even irreparably broken? At times like these we remember that God is our Potter; we are the clay. When we break, His heart breaks for us. But where we can only see the ruins of our own lives, He already sees a new and beautiful thing. If only we will let ourselves be immersed in His living water, and let Him continue His amazing work of redemption in our lives. #ceramics #broken #jeremiah #potter #clay #redemption #beauty

This is a piece we have been labouring over for weeks, and this morning our hearts broke when we found it lying crumpled on the shelf, irreparably broken. 
But then we realized in that moment of sorrow that this piece of clay does not end here. It is not done yet. It will be immersed in water, and when it has rested sufficiently it will be brought out again, kneaded together and transformed into another object of beauty. Different, but still beautiful in the eyes of its maker. 
Have you, like us, ever felt broken? Even irreparably broken? At times like these we remember that God is our Potter; we are the clay. When we break, His heart breaks for us. But where we can only see the ruins of our own lives, He already sees a new and beautiful thing. If only we will let ourselves be immersed in His living water, and let Him continue His amazing work of redemption in our lives.

#ceramics #broken #jeremiah #potter #clay #redemption #beauty

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Broken Chawans

In life, we gain things and we lose things. 2 out of 3 of my chawans that were sent to Belgium for an upcoming exhibition were broken somewhere along the journey…

Sad as I am about this and the bad news of another broken chawan by a fellow potter, I am really glad that the other chawans are safe in the same postal package!

A song came immediately to mind when I received the news, which not only brought me comfort but also peace. Thank you God for keeping 1 last chawan intact for me:)

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May this beautiful song by Matt Redman offer comfort to anyone who is going through some type of loss at this moment too:

Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Blessed Be Your name
When I’m found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name
When the sun’s shining down on me
When the world’s ‘all as it should be’
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there’s pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name

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