It wasn’t supposed to turn out this way. Why can’t it be smooth like others? Why can’t it… Often, we have expectations like these thoughts for our lives. And we get frustrated. But what if the bumps and rough edges and “imperfections” have a purpose? What if we can see beyond our expectations to see their beauty? What if they are there to mould and refine us and bring us into a bigger narrative of our lives that we would not have written ourselves? Being a potter has taught me much. Of surrender. Of being comfortable that control is not something that is meant for us to steer all by ourselves. That there is always redemption and grace for the taking. #musings #life #refine #pottery #ceramics #crawl #glaze #singapore #studioasobi

It wasn't supposed to turn out this way. Why can't it be smooth like others? Why can't it... Often, we have expectations like these thoughts for our lives. And we get frustrated. 
But what if the bumps and rough edges and "imperfections" have a purpose? What if we can see beyond our expectations to see their beauty? What if they are there to mould and refine us and bring us into a bigger narrative of our lives that we would not have written ourselves? 
Being a potter has taught me much. Of surrender. Of being comfortable that control is not something that is meant for us to steer all by ourselves. 
That there is always redemption and grace for the taking. 
#musings #life #refine #pottery #ceramics #crawl #glaze #singapore #studioasobi

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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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Beautiful rainy afternoon with our workshop participants! We are always amazed at the creativity, patience and joy of our participants, most of whom have never touched clay in their lives. There must be something inside all of us that compels us to create with our hands. #pottery #clay #ceramics #workshop #sgworkshops #thingstodo #making #craft #art #meditative #studioasobi #singapore

Beautiful rainy afternoon with our  workshop participants! We are always amazed at the creativity, patience and joy of our participants, most of whom have never touched clay in their lives. There must be something inside all of us that compels us to create with our hands.

#pottery #clay #ceramics #workshop #sgworkshops #thingstodo #making #craft #art #meditative #studioasobi #singapore

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These white little vases are kept unglazed because life is beautiful in its raw simplicity and fragility. Life is also transitory, so at the end of the day, what is most purposeful to you? Picture is a repost from @imehly, our product stylist friend who recently moved to Singapore from Perth:) #life #purpose #meaning #whatdrivesyou #pottery #ceramics #clay #madeinsg #design #art #handmade #craft #studioasobi

These white little vases are kept unglazed because life is beautiful in its raw simplicity and fragility. Life is also transitory, so at the end of the day, what is most purposeful to you? 
Picture is a repost from @imehly, our product stylist friend who recently moved to Singapore from Perth:) #life #purpose #meaning #whatdrivesyou #pottery #ceramics #clay #madeinsg #design #art #handmade #craft #studioasobi

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This morning, it felt as if we were shrouded by a veil of sorrow and worry. But as this little Calla Lily bowl took shape, a verse came to mind. Luke 12:25-27 “And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” God’s grace moves in unexpected ways. #studioasobi #singapore #ceramics #pottery #godisgood #love #grace #lilies

This morning, it felt as if we were shrouded by a veil of sorrow and worry. But as this little Calla Lily bowl took shape, a verse came to mind.

Luke 12:25-27
"And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." 

God's grace moves in unexpected ways. 

#studioasobi #singapore #ceramics #pottery #godisgood #love #grace #lilies

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Electric wheels are what potters need to make a living. And the foot pedal is what the electric wheel needs to make its living. We had an old electric wheel graciously given to us by a church friend, but it was missing its foot pedal, and for more than a year we have searched in vain for one. This afternoon, @rogerandsons went out of their way to fabricate a foot pedal for us, giving our wheel a new lease of life! Look how sleek and beautiful this pedal is. One of its kind in the whole wide world! And how wonderful it is to be immersed in the love and grace of God’s people. #studioasobi #ceramics #singapore #engineering #rebirth #grace #love #friendship

Electric wheels are what potters need to make a living. And the foot pedal is what the electric wheel needs to make its living. We had an old electric wheel graciously given to us by a church friend, but it was missing its foot pedal, and for more than a year we have searched in vain for one. This afternoon, @rogerandsons went out of their way to fabricate a foot pedal for us, giving our wheel a new lease of life!

Look how sleek and beautiful this pedal is. One of its kind in the whole wide world! And how wonderful it is to be immersed in the love and grace of God's people. 
#studioasobi #ceramics #singapore #engineering #rebirth #grace #love #friendship

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