A Personal Invitation to Healing In A Time of Pandemic

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.

Your Invitation

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.


The Alchemist

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    1. Thank you so much for your very kind comment! I hope you are doing well and wishing you all the best.

  1. 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😊

    1. 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 😉

    1. Thank you so much Mark for your very kind comment! I hope you are well. Stay safe!

  2. What a beautiful person you are. I watched your video and cried. We are indeed all beautiful. Thank you so much.

    1. 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!

  3. 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. 🙂

    1. Thank you Rachel, I really appreciate your lovely comment. I hope you are staying well.

    1. Thank you so much for your very kind comment and consideration! Wishing you well! Stay safe and healthy!

    1. 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.

    1. You are very welcome. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Wishing you all the best. Stay safe and well!

  4. 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. ❤️❤️❤️

  5. 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!!!

  6. 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.

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