Mandala Diffusers are HOT!

Our glazed mandala diffuser discs or coasters are now in store!

Designed to absorb and release essential and aromatherapy oils for up to 5 days through the front and the back when placed on top of a tealight pots (click link to view our range of diffuser pots)  The heat from the candle or tealight will help to diffuse your favourite essential oils into the air.

Leave them on your window sills with a drop of essential oil and let the sunshine diffuse the aroma and goodness naturally throughout your home.

Used as drink coasters, the heat from your cup will allow the aromatic oils to diffuse naturally while you enjoy your favourite drink.

Our unglazed meditative mandala discs/diffusers are designed to be therapeutic stress-relievers, same as colouring books.  These meditative mandala discs are unglazed so that the glaze colouring can be done on these discs by both  adults and children and enjoyed as part of their therapeutic meditation and mental relaxation sessions. Read more about mandalas and their benefits here.

For specific custom designs for events or group sessions (adults or children), please contact us for a personal consultation.

Pottery Wheel Tryouts

Have you secretly wondered if you are naturally creative and talented?

But you have yet to find the outlet for your creative genius?

A tryout session is what you need to let out that creative talent of yours!

Come along on a Sunday to our open studio sessions to have fun and be the natural creative you are.

We have several pottery wheels…Bring along a friend too to join in the fun with full instruction on throwing/making a pot on the wheel with tools, tips and techniques to make, shape and finish a pot on the wheel, all materials and aprons supplied

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From Mandalas to Diffusers

In my last post, I touched briefly about ceramic mandalas and how I came upon this idea. Since then, the diffuser repertoire has expanded in the  CeramicFusionStore

If carving mandala diffuser discs was so relaxing and therapeutic, glazing was even more mind entrancing…same as those colouring books. My mother almost always needs a nap as soon as she has finished glazing a mandala disc. 

Abit about glazing (for those not familiar with this term): Glazing is simply the painting of ceramic pieces. The paint used is actually liquid clay with added chemicals for the final colour and shine. The extra step needed for the final colour and shine to come through is the firing of the glazed piece in the kiln (high temperature oven for cooking ceramic pieces)

The unglazed ceramic diffuser discs are already available online for purchase. The glazed ceramic diffusers will soon be available for sale.

How they work: these diffuser discs (glazed or unglazed) can be placed on top of a tealight (inside a holder) and drops of essential oils (or aromatherapy oils) are placed on the front. To allow absorption of the oils into the disc, there are parts of the disc that are porous and unsealed by glaze. The heat from the candle or tealight causes the oil to diffuse into the air for up to 5 days.

I’ve enjoyed this creation so much so that I’ve now started designing diffusers in more styles and variations. Look out for my next post with more about diffusers and essential oils.

Until then, be cool and creative! 

Meditative Mandalas

Making Meditative Mandalas in Mud … by freehand carving 

So….I’ve recently started to carve and create ceramic mandala art in various forms. How I came upon this idea…. My mom is visiting on holiday and I got her some mandala colouring books while she was recovering from her knee surgery. Then the idea of ceramic mandalas struck me hard! 

For someone like me who needs and appreciates the third dimension and surface texture in anything, (plus I’m a ceramic geek who sees everything with mud-glasses) carving, creating and glazing mandala discs as coasters and for diffusing essential oils for therapy, made total sense! Check out the slideshow of some of my recent carvings.

I really did find the whole process to be relaxing and meditative (I’m too hyperactive mentally to do the traditional meditation, so this kind of meditative art works wonders for my mind and soul, just like throwing on the pottery wheel)

These meditative mandalas will soon be available for purchase in my online CeramicFusionStore, but here’s a quick brief on what mandalas are and why they are worth it …

In common use, “mandala” has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.

In Sanskrit, mandalas, meaning “circles”, are sacred symbols that are used for meditation, prayer, healing and art therapy for both adults and children. Mandalas have been shown in clinical studies to boost the immune system, reduce stress and pain, lower blood pressure, promote sleep and ease depression.
Mandalas may boost benefits of meditation –  Imagery is a form of meditation, and meditation is a great tool for healing, restoring and enlightening our bodies.

A mandala (Sanskrit: मण्डल, lit, circle) is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe.

What is a meditation mandala?
Circles appear in nature (flowers, snowflakes, sun, moon, etc.), architecture and are also powerful symbols in cultures throughout world history. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas are used to facilitate meditation and are used in sacred rites as a transformative tool to assist with healing.

What is the meaning of mandala art?
A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms. Mandalas can contain both geometric and organic forms.