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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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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Last Sunday, we had the privilege of participating in a meaningful and interesting art therapy programme for a group of 9 to 12-year-olds from Fukushima, whose lives were dramatically altered by the disaster in 2011. It was a joy to see how these children took to clay, exploring its possibilities and freely expressing themselves! We are thankful for the group of volunteers and translators; Goodman Ceramic Studio for the venue and firing support; as well as Jacqueline for taking the photos:) If you are interested to find out more about the programme or to be a befriender, the group is here till 6 Aug and is hosted by Today Is The Day Foundation. Their works from the art therapy sessions would also be displayed for 2 weeks at Scape starting from 7 Aug! 24th July was also our 5th year wedding anniversary, and this was a very special way to celebrate our journey together as a couple! We thank God for blessing our love for each other and enabling us to love others:) #arttherapy #clay #pottery #ceramics #workshop #love #hope #joy #studioasobi #singapore

Last Sunday, we had the privilege of participating in a meaningful and interesting art therapy programme for a group of 9 to 12-year-olds from Fukushima, whose lives were dramatically altered by the disaster in 2011. 
It was a joy to see how these children took to clay, exploring its possibilities and freely expressing themselves! 
We are thankful for the group of volunteers and translators; Goodman Ceramic Studio for the venue and firing support; as well as Jacqueline for taking the photos:) If you are interested to find out more about the programme or to be a befriender, the group is here till 6 Aug and is hosted by Today Is The Day Foundation. Their works from the art therapy sessions would also be displayed for 2 weeks at Scape starting from 7 Aug! 
24th July was also our 5th year wedding anniversary, and this was a very special way to celebrate our journey together as a couple! We thank God for blessing our love for each other and enabling us to love others:) #arttherapy #clay #pottery #ceramics #workshop #love #hope #joy #studioasobi #singapore

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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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