Mahin Ickna has been working with pottery for almost 20 years. He graduated from top Indonesian university, Bandung Institute of Technology (Institut Teknologi Bandung, ITB) in sculpture, but then also found his passion in pottery, which he continues doing until today. When he saw She Paints Her Sky program, Mahin got interested in dedicating his time to teach those who are interested in pottery in his studio, Dahana Ceramics. Besides aiming at inside healing with the therapeutic moment one gains while working with their hands on natural element (clay) to connect the mind and soul, Mahin also wishes to revive the art of pottery which has been lost.
This ceramics workshop teaches one about patience, focus, determination, and how to deal with failure and mind confusion. Quoting Oprah Winfrey, “The process has a hypnotic, soothing quality to it. Drawing us inward, opening our minds to new possibilities. Gradually, through gentle pressure and patience, the potter’s vision takes shape. When I tried throwing pottery for the first time I found myself completely engaged in the moment. Truly living in the now.”
It is one of the series of activities from She Paints Her Sky program, which goal is emotional healing through self-expression to enhance individual well-being, creative thinking, and self-confidence. Half of the cost of the workshop goes to financing other She Paints Her Sky events.
Date: Sunday, 17 July 2016
Venue: Dahana Ceramics, Jl. Petitenget 101D, Kerobokan, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Time: 10AM – 1PM
*The next class is scheduled for Sunday, 31 July 2016.