Things have been busy here at the studio. There have been lots of exciting things happening! I have been getting everything ready for a project that is very dear and near to my heart – ‘A Healing Vase’.
We wanted to take this opportunity to announce ‘last call’ for our ‘A Healing Vase’ project. It is not too late for you to participate, but please do so by commenting on this post. I don’t want to miss anyone who may want to participate.
What is the healing vase project?
For those of you not in the know, ‘A Vase of Healing’ is participatory art project for those experiencing grief or pain. My concept for this piece is to allow the process of raku and the flames of the reduction process to act as a healing tonic for your grief and pain, for mine, and for all who to choose to participate in this process collectively. The end result – transforming pain and grief into an object of beauty. You can see some examples below of what we can create together through this collaborative process:
You may be wondering how you can participate in this process? The answer is simple. I am asking you to share one of the following in the written words of your choice:
- The type of healing you are seeking in your life;
- The name of a loved one you have lost;
- Something you want to let go of that is no longer serving you in your life; or,
- The name (first name only), of someone you want to send healing energy too.
This project and your stories have touched me deeply and I am honoured that people from all over the world are participating in this project. So much so that I will be including the story of ‘A Healing Vase’ in my upcoming and now fully funded book, ‘A Potter’s Dream: Myths & Legends’. You can get your copy of this book here!
I would like to send out a special thank you and acknowledgement to Melinda for all her kind support for my book project.
For the reduction process, I will be including the first names (only) of those participating and also any of the associated writing that has been included. I have chosen to use tissue paper as one of the reduction materials because it is highly flammable.
I hope you will consider participating in this meaningful project, or pass it along to someone who might be interested. I will be accepting submissions until midnight October 29th!
Keep your eyes open towards the end of the week for the transformation of the vase and a short video about the project which I will post on my youtube channel. You can also make sure you don’t miss this project update by subscribing to my newsletter.
Please let me know what you think of this project in the comments below, and of course if you want to participate, comment there as well. Thank you all for touching my heart with your stories and being a part of this communal healing project.
Thank you so much! I hope you are enjoy your week!
I am so grateful for this last call! I saw this the other day and was too overwhelmed to respond. I’m in such a season of death and rebirth. Many details that are unimportant… mainly I need to let go of my need to control the outcome and to trust the process. To trust that everything is working out the way it should though it doesn’t “feel” like it. Thanks for bringing others along in this healing journey! Sherri
Your vase will bring a sense of peace to so many, thank you for allowing us to share in your artistic process ❤️.
Thank you for your kind words and being a part of it. I was thinking of you and your daughter when I was preparing the reduction materials for the firing of the vase. I should have it posted Saturday 😉
Thank you soooo much ♥️. I am very excited to see your finished project!
Guess what? The healing vase is posted and we even created a video you can check out 😉 I hope you like it 😉 All the best!
Heading over to you site right now, I’m super excited!!!
It is wonderful 🥰!!!
Yes, I’d like to participate. Do I submit my words, right here?
Yes please or over email from the contact page
What a wonderful idea!
Thank you so much. I hope you are having a great week so far.
This a lovely idea. I sent via email from the contact page.
Thank you for participating! I got your email and of course you were added into the project. I am honoured you got involved! That means a lot to me. Hope you are well.
Thank you! We’re on a short vacay in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I’m finally getting my dose of chilly weather! Love it!
I have driven through those mountains and they are indeed very beautiful. Are the Fall colours still out there? That must be a sight to behold. I hope you have a wonderful trip!
Yes, the fall colors were still there but not as brilliant as I expected. Could be because we had a long hot summer.
Looks fabulous. Can’t believe I still never got round to raku in my time as a sculptural ceramicist!
Thank you so much for your very kind comment. It is never too late to try raku. It is a wonderful experience. I hope you are well.
Definitely when I start making $$ I would love to order a vase. Your work is so beautiful
You are so very kind and I appreciate that so much. I am glad to be able to share my work with everyone here online. Comments like yours make it so worthwhile. I hope you are having a wonderful week.
A beautiful project that warms my heart to read about.
Thank you so much for your very kind comment 😉 I hope you are well!
Beautifully done rich in aestheticism. Anand Bose from Kerala
Thank you so much for your kind comment Anand!
I love the color of Amaterasu … I think I spelled her right
I was very pleased with the colour and you did spell her name right 😉 Hope your week is off to a great start!
Ty much! And yours too!