Take your broken heart, make it into art
- Carrie Fisher -

Throughout our lives from the time we were born, we are being moulded or formed by our parents, caregivers, society and circumstance. At times this formation doesn’t lead to a life that is whole. Tojiki or Toki is a Japanese word for pottery. It also means “Full of Hope” and “Time of Opportunity”.

Toki Formation is a pottery-based programme developed by Awful Grace, which covers the art of moulding and forming clay, and creating an object of beauty. Coupled with this kinaesthetic experience, valuable lessons of character formation and life skills acquisition will be taught and through pottery making, caught. Through the acquisition of this skill, life lessons will be drawn from the techniques utilised in the hand-building methodology of clay pottery. At the end of the programme, participants will have learnt how to produce works of art in the creation of clay pottery and have had object lessons in character formation and/or the acquisition of life skills. 

We are excited that Toki Formation has started in the Singapore Prison. We are open to collaborative partnerships to run Toki Formation in other institutions and communities. For more information about running Toki Formation in your organisation or participating in it, please email us at awed@awfulgrace.org

Read our 2017 Year In Review Report here.