We are excited to bring to you a special two-part workshop for lovers of handmade and organic living:) Jointly hosted by Studio Asobi and @superfarmers, you will learn how to create your own ceramic tea cup and to grow and pair your own tea amidst an urban oasis :)
How do you recharge yourself? For us, nature never fails to revitalize our souls. There is so much peace and beauty in the wilderness, where birds sing and the wind can be heard in the rustling of the leaves.
P.S. Spot the happy bee on this fractal flower bunch!
What a blessing to be able to share the joy of creation with 82 wonderful teachers and health professionals from Grace Orchard School at a group pottery workshop:) Our first time working with such a large group for team building, but seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces makes all the hard work worth it!
Really inspired too and humbled by what Grace Orchard School is doing to bring education to the special needs children in Singapore. Honored to be a part of their staff development session today!
Often my mind drifts and thinks about things as I work on clay. Yet at the same time, there is also a dialogue going on with the clay as I pinch or pull, scrap or cut.
Clay is a medium with its own limits, colours and personalities. Sometimes like today, it shows me where it wants to go. And I just follow.
Thank you Backpack Singapore for your feature story on Studio Asobi! It’s really great that you guys are putting together all these interesting things of Singapore for those who wish to discover more:) Glad you all had fun playing with clay at our pottery workshop and what a pretty piece Daniel made!
Right about now, some staff and volunteers of Mercy Centre would be gathering to head to 3 locations where they know they would find the homeless uncles and aunties who have become familiar faces and friends to them. They would bring along biscuits, flasks of hot milo, some medicated strips and ointments, as they go through their weekly routes to visit each of them.
Some of these homeless uncles and aunties would be tired out from a day of work while others would bear a weariness from their multiple health issues. The cold bench is their home for months or even years now.
The first time when we joined the visit runs, we were shocked at the number of uncles and aunties who have to live this way on the streets. Problems have a way of multiplying and there are often no easy solutions.
Along with the staff and volunteers, we can only do our little part to serve them some drinks and biscuits, chat with them and help out with things where we can. On special occasions like Christmas or Chinese New Year, the uncles and aunties are invited to a party where they are the guests to a feast of food and fellowship.
We were very touched by how Mercy Centre reaches out to the poor and forgotten in society with sincerity and friendship, and so we decided to contribute financially to them when we were looking at which local cause to support as part of our giving philosophy.
Donating 20% of proceeds on an ongoing basis is a huge sum to us. Honestly, it was a big struggle during the decision stage as we were not even sure if we would be financially sustainable ourselves.
However, we decided to give because of the grace we have received in our own lives. Through no merit of ours, we have been given a lot and it is our way of thanksgiving to God, whom we know also has a heart for these uncles and aunties.
Just want to thank all of you as your purchases and encouragement have helped to contribute towards this wonderful work. It is a very nice feeling to know we are doing this together! So, on behalf of Mercy Centre and ourselves, thank you! :)