Character Traits |Healing . Health . Hope |Motivation . Inspiration | Perfectly Imperfect |Spiritual . Growth . Wisdom
EXPRESSives ™ is an inspirational collection of “one-of-a- kind” handmade ceramics, sharing positive messages of hope, encouragement and healing. Through the use of everyday pottery, these uplifting pieces give motivating daily “brain food”…in a 3D way!
Each piece is an intuitive mini-sculpture created individually unique in the studio of ceramic artist Tammy Jo Schoppet. These pieces are made with the intent to give us motivation in our journey of personal growth and life change!
EXPRESSives™ Series Themes
*All items are handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces!
*Please be sure to check back regularly if items are sold out.
New series pieces will be added on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of Every Month!
Next Shop Restock Date: April 3rd, 2017
|Perfectly Imperfect / Brokenly Beautiful||Spiritual . Growth . Wisdom|
NOTES FROM THE MAKER:
Before my journey began as a ceramic artist & potter I suffered from serious health challenges that compounded into paralyzing anxiety….I would rarely leave my house! At the time, I had succumbed to all the cares and worries of the world, even when they were beyond my control. A health care professional recommended I change my workaholic ways and find a “hobby” to help me relax and so I could heal. This is was the path I was walking when I became YouTube’s “Hobby Potter”. Here I am 8 years later, continually growing and changing, I’m still loving my clay journey! Who could have imagined I’d complete a marathon 365 day cup making project, been invited to participate in gallery exhibitions and even author a 400 page book!
It’s been an enriching and wonderful ride! This year felt like the time to share more of the introspective side in my clay work. Since this was the catalyst behind my continued growth and healing, it felt like others may be able to benefit from what I’ve learned.
” Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” Phil.4:8
Changing Our Thoughts!
Most of the time our biggest challenges happen because of what’s going on between our ears. How we think and what we think about will affect the choices we make each day. All of us can benefit by guiding our thoughts into a more healthy direction. That doesn’t mean ignoring reality, but it does mean if you choose to put “garbage in” you’ll get “garbage out” . We need to create a proper perspective on possibilities. It means surrounding ourselves with the right thoughts, people and influences so we can have the best possible chance at future happiness and eternal success.
That is the premise behind EXPRESSives ™ ! We all need daily positive reminders to help us focus up, if we get knocked down. Functional, usable pottery is something that engages with us personally and physically each time we use it. What if that cup of tea or coffee, (aside from the extra caffeine support ;), could continually energize us with thought provoking positive messages of hope! Those concepts would become a part of us and these thoughts would then help us create and form better lives.
Pottery for me has been labor of love, and in sharing that love a portion of the proceeds from EXPRESSives’s will be tithed to support Medical Ambassadors International “Healing Lives, Transforming Communities” .
I have been so blessed and encouraged by others throughout my pottery making journey and hope that I can share some of these same powerful WORD messages to help you in your daily life!
Be Blessed, Enjoy Life and Grow!
~ Tammy Jo