Make Do is a showcase of independent makers and designers’ initiatives that work with limitations or within the DIY culture. We are excited to be part of this showcase!:) Presented by the good people at @supermamasg and @uhmstore , this showcase will run from 11 – 21 Feb at Liang Court #02-36. Come by to take a look! #makedo #studioasobi #independent #makers #designers #singapore #madeinsg #ceramics

Make Do is a showcase of independent makers and designers' initiatives that work with limitations or within the DIY culture. We are excited to be part of this showcase!:) Presented by the good people at @supermamasg and @uhmstore , this showcase will run from 11 - 21 Feb at Liang Court #02-36. Come by to take a look! 
#makedo #studioasobi #independent #makers #designers #singapore #madeinsg #ceramics

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Hello to all past workshop participants! Hearing your desire to continue making more beautiful pottery, we are launching a new Open Studio session where you can return to make more artworks using the techniques learnt earlier:) If you have always wanted to learn pottery, we also have upcoming workshops! More details on registration can be found here: https://studioasobi.com/beginning/clay-workshops/ #sgworkshops #pottery #clay #workshop by #ceramic #artists #studioasobi #madeinsg #handmade #craftsmanship #singapore

Hello to all past workshop participants! Hearing your desire to continue making more beautiful pottery, we are launching a new Open Studio session where you can return to make more artworks using the techniques learnt earlier:) If you have always wanted to learn pottery, we also have upcoming workshops! 
More details on registration can be found here: https://studioasobi.com/beginning/clay-workshops/  #sgworkshops #pottery #clay #workshop by #ceramic #artists #studioasobi #madeinsg #handmade #craftsmanship #singapore

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I picked these up on my walk and I have never known they existed in Singapore. Reading up on its signage, I learnt that these edible sour fruits are from the Blue Marble Tree, and they can be made into jams or in India, be polished to become beads. As I marveled at the diversity of our beautiful nature, it struck me that in our drive to buy and consume (and at times rapidly throwing away stuff we didn’t really need in the first place), if we can’t reduce that impulse, at least we ought to act responsibly to be good stewards . If we want to chop down trees, make it count by using the paper to draw up plans and ideas that would benefit the world. If we want to kill an animal for its meat, make it count by savouring its taste and using the energy derived to do something good. If we want to exchange our time for pay, make it count by making the most out of a job. If we have to go through suffering and pain, make it count by learning from mistakes and becoming more resilient and thankful for little blessings. Do not let things or ourselves die for an unworthy and unthinking cause. It would be too sad that way! #makeitcount #stewardship of #nature and #life #journal #singapore #botanicgardens

I picked these up on my walk and I have never known they existed in Singapore. Reading up on its signage, I learnt that these edible sour fruits are from the Blue Marble Tree, and they can be made into jams or in India, be polished to become beads. 
As I marveled at the diversity of our beautiful nature, it struck me that in our drive to buy and consume (and at times rapidly throwing away stuff we didn't really need in the first place), if we can't reduce that impulse, at least we ought to act responsibly to be good stewards .  If we want to chop down trees, make it count by using the paper to draw up plans and ideas that would benefit the world. If we want to kill an animal for its meat, make it count by savouring its taste and using the energy derived to do something good. If we want to exchange our time for pay, make it count by making the most out of a job. If we have to go through suffering and pain, make it count by learning from mistakes and becoming more resilient and thankful for little blessings. 
Do not let things or ourselves die for an unworthy and unthinking cause. It would be too sad that way! 
#makeitcount #stewardship of #nature and #life #journal #singapore #botanicgardens

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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

‪#‎brokenness‬ ‪#‎loss‬ ‪#‎God‬ ‪#‎blessedbeyourname‬ ‪#‎pottery‬ ‪#‎ceramics‬‪#‎chawan‬ ‪#‎potter‬ ‪#‎madeinsg‬