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Sculptured Ceramic Chess Board Figurines in Yoga Poses
Warrior 2
The pose of readiness and alertness where the feet are firmly grounded and the trunk is held straight and strong, eyes looking ahead steadily.
  Lord of the Dance
A pose that stretches the
upper body and develops
balance to the highest level.
 
 

Shoulder Stand
The “queen” of yoga poses, the Shoulder Stand has a deep calming effect while it stimulates circulation.
  Head Stand
The “king” of yoga poses with many physical and mental benefits. The headstand provides an opportunity to consider things from a different point of view while it reverses the direction of gravity’s pull.
 
 

Namaste
Two hands touching in a simple gesture to acknowledge the source of energy and bow to the intelligence within oneself.
  Reverse Namaste
The reverse of the namaste posture opens up the chest and heart area for greater flow of energy and emotion.
 

 

The pride of her pottery collection is the handmade "all-female" ceramic chess set (price at US$225), a sheer labor of love.

The chess board is made from imported glass mosaic. "It's like being in a battlefield. You fight but use graceful poses to win the war," says Koh


12" by 12" inches square ceramic chest board with Yoga pose figurine clay sculptures of Height 3" x Width 2"


Her knights are in sculptured yoga warrior poses
while the King is represented in a headstand, also known as the king of asanas for its numerous physical and mental benefits.

Notice that the queen is positioned in a shoulder stand!


 


Naked, legless with lovely back-end butt and layers of body fat clay sculpture in yoga pose. Size H 7" x W 6"

"At the beginning, I made them without clothes and later on, I added accessories, I dressed them in bikinis because that's what I see women wearing in most yoga classes." She explains

The first few Yoga sculptures Koh did were round, naked and legless but eventually, as her knee improved and she was able to walk comfortably again, the sculptures got trimmer, "wore" two pieces swimsuits and "grew" legs.


Ceramic sculpture in Yoga pose
Height 9" by Width 8"
 


H 6" x W 7" - Naked hilarious ceramic figurine of a
Tubby Woman in Yoga Pose with layers of body fat


Swimsuit Yoga Class Pose ceramic sculpture.


Naked Tubby Woman Yoga Pose with layers of body fat


Together with her childhood buddy
and best friend Susan Tam, Koh is currently holding an exhibition called
"Balancing Art.... it's a matter of priority."

They have crafted work in a variety of media to demonstrate those balance can be achieved through persistence and dedication. It's an exhibition inspired by, and expressed through, yoga asanas (postures).

While Koh did the clay Yoga sculptures, Tam, a part-time artist, came up with a series of yoga paintings based on pictures in magazines and what she saw in class.

"I used a lot of lines to show alignment and if you notice, my paintings are of naked people. Some people find it obscene but it's just the body in motion," says Tam, a wing importer.

The duo's guru Manoj Kaimal, who runs the Yoga Life Mind & Body Center in Petaling Jaya, was instrumental in inspiring their work. He opened the exhibition earlier this month where his advanced students gave a demonstration.

Koh and Tam have laboriously worked on the exhibit for the last three months. There are 35 ceramic clay sculptures and six big artworks on sale, along with smaller paintings. The creative ladies have also come up with bookmarks and cards. Proceeds from the latter will go towards a charitable home in India run by Manoj's mother.

Acknowledgment of information source: Trivial Pursuit
The Star L I F E S T Y L E Saturday October 28, 2006

 
The first few clay Yoga sculptures Koh did were indeed round, naked and legless
but eventually, as her knee improved and she was able to walk comfortably again, the sculptures got trimmer, "wore" two pieces swimsuits and "grew" legs. Just like her, she says.

Two piece bikini Yoga Pose ceramic figurine

Cindy Koh said; "At the beginning, I made them without clothes and later on, I added accessories. I dressed them in bikinis because that's what I see women wearing in most yoga classes."

She says she always feels a sense of accomplishment whenever she manages to pull off clay figurines with difficult poses. The  two clay yoga "Warrior" pose pieces (below) have to be burnished and smoked that took me three weeks to complete.


Warrior Pose ceramic


Yoga pose ceramic Book End
 Height 6" by W 5" by 2" Thick


Yoga pose ceramic Book End
 Height 6" by W 5" by 2" Thick

 


 


Cindy Koh / Potter
Bs. in Arts (Ceramics) University of Evansville, Indiana, USA 1995
My clay Yoga sculptures are fat, like me! My mother always told me I was plump and despite going on many diets, the weight didn’t come off.

So I thought, I should reflect this in my Yoga ceramic sculptures. Some sculptures even have layers of fat!

If you wish to order any of my Yoga Pose Ceramic Sculptures, you are welcome to contact me

 

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