Life does not stop during these strange times – though the perspective is surely changing. With the world shifting each day, I am able to see more clearly those things which are truly important to living the life I want. I am taking this time to reflect on the kind of life best lived for me (don’t worry, pottery is of course in there) and personally, helping with healing is part of that best-lived-life.
In 2019 I was contemplating how I might integrate my own healing into my artistic process and how I might involve and possibly help others with their healing. After contemplating this for sometime, I came up with the concept for ‘A Vase of Healing’.
My concept is to allow the process of raku and the flames of the reduction process to act as a healing tonic for grief and pain, for myself, for our world, and for all who to choose to participate in this process collectively.
You can see learn more about the process and finale of the 2019 Healing Vase in the video below.
With the current pandemic in mind, I would like to extend an invitation for you to join the Healing Vase project for 2020. I plan to fire the piece this fall and would love your participation in healing together. I welcome you to visit the project page and add your Wishes for Healing for the current year.
Thank you and I hope you are keeping safe and well in this time of increased difficulty.
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It will be very therapeutic and natural form of healing.
Thank you so much for your very kind comment! I hope you are doing well and wishing you all the best.
we appreciate the insightful blog
thank you for the compliment! I am so glad that you find it helpful
A wonderful project
I love this idea!!! I want to continue my own expansion of acceptance to further my own healing from CPTSD. I also want to send healing energy to Lincoln, Tyler and Miles❤❤❤
Thank you my friend😊
Thank you so much for participating in this project and sharing part of your story. I can very much relate to your desire to heal from PTSD. It is a struggle that I also face and wishing you all the best on your healing journey. Wishing you all the best. Stay safe 😉
What a lovely and creative idea!
Thank you so much Mark for your very kind comment! I hope you are well. Stay safe!
What a beautiful person you are. I watched your video and cried. We are indeed all beautiful. Thank you so much.
Thank you so much for your very kind comment. I am glad that you found the video impactful. You are very welcome, and welcome to participate in our 2020 reiteration. I loved doing this so much, that I am going to do this project every year! Sending you good energy. Stay safe and well!
Great video. Precious work👍
thank you for your kind words.
thank you, so glad you like it!
Sometimes when the world is painful, it helps to turn inward and rely on one’s expression. One could create to understand their feelings. One could create to ease the pain of others. But whatever an artist does in times like these, it strengthens oneself and perhaps those around them. All-in-all, good work. 🙂
Thank you Rachel, I really appreciate your lovely comment. I hope you are staying well.
I love this, and I have subscribed. I have to meditate on how I would like to participate. Thank you so much for the opportunity! <3
Thank you so much for your very kind comment and consideration! Wishing you well! Stay safe and healthy!
I want to send healing energy to my father, in the midst of this Corona tension me and my father living at different places makes me to worry.
Thank you so much for your comment and participating in the project! It must be difficult to be away from your father in this chaos. Wishing you both the best to come through this safely. Take good care.
Very touching. thank you.
You are very welcome. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Wishing you all the best. Stay safe and well!
Best to you too. Be well. Your pottery is beautiful.
I feel like Your video just shot so much healing light into my heart. Thank You so very much for doing this. Truly, absolutely beautiful and healing, indeed. ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you so much for such a beautiful and kind comment. I appreciate it very much and you just helped to bring me some healing light with it.. Wishing you all the best. Stay safe and well!!!
I really want to be involved; this seems so necessary right now. I will think how I can make time to do this as I think it would be very beneficial.
Btw if it helps anyone with kids, I have a list of 101 Homeschooling Activities on my blog http://www.homeschoolguru.org
Take care and stay safe, everyone.
Your artistry is a very thoughtful enterprise. Anand Bose from Kerala
This is wonderful thank you 💗
So glad you like it, Ash. Hope you are keeping well and staying safe.
great way to cope!
Creativity is a great thing.
i’m always glad to come by informative, simple and upliftinge blog posts such as this, thank you for sharing this.
So glad to hear it resonated with you and you found it helpful 🙏