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Sacred Objects

"In the Japanese tradition, every object has a soul and contains the energy of the user" ~ Marie Kondo

Sacred Objects will approach the art of creating handmade bowls and brushes with reverence to the connection between all that the artist contains within them, and how the work of their hands becomes a sacred offering - a sublime experience of making.

In addition to the brushes we will be creating, we will be making our very own Incantation Bowls. You may also refer to them as Meditation Bowls. Inspired by Sue Monk Kidds novel, The Book Of Longings, where a key component of the story was the gift of an incantation bowl to the main character in which she inscribed the words of a prayer for what she most longed for inside. As a meditation practice, those words would be sung or chanted as the fingers traced the words inside the bowl. A way of setting intentions, containing longings too big to be spoken to another, or simply holding the gratitude one wants to remember to hold onto in difficult times. 

As an art form, Sacred Objects will equip you to approach your work with a 3D sculptural sensibility and with a reverence for the simple object to become a spiritual symbol or meditational tool. 

Each bowl and brush crafted during the course of this workshop will be an expression of the artist, not a mere copy of the teacher. 

In this course you will be:
  • crafting brushes in a sturdy manner 
  • creating bowls and adorning them with materials such as: 
    • plaster cloth
    • paper clay
    • natural and found materials
    • ephemera 
    • fabric 
    • paint
    • ink 
    • Encaustic Wax

**Lessons were recorded live during the original presentation of this workshop and have been remastered for this self-paced course.