Broken Bowls Workshop

Broken Bowls Workshop

Regular price $59.00 Sale

Your brokenness doesn't make you weak.

In fact, I believe your brokenness is part of your beautiful humanness, and it can be healed to make you stronger, more resilient, and healthier than you were before.

During this two-hour creative workshop, you'll be guided in a hands-on reflective experience that addresses the themes of brokenness, shame, and healing. We'll draw inspiration from the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi which embraces imperfections, cracks, and brokenness, as well as the Japanese art form of kintsugi, which mends what is broken with gold.

This workshop will invite you to embrace the broken things in your life, asking God to put them back together so that they can become strengths rather than deficits. As you reflect, you'll have the opportunity to physically engage this philosophy through art, creating a bowl that can serve as a reminder of who you are and who you're becoming. You'll paint your bowl, break it, and mend it with gold adhesive, creating an unforgettable experience.

Join us February 4 from 9:30 - 11:30 am at The Perch for this in-person workshop.

This event is open to adults and will be held at The Perch (31 W Downer Pl, Suite 301, Aurora, IL). All materials will be provided. Doors open at 9:15 am.

We'll be using acrylic paint and industrial glue in this workshop, so you may want to wear clothing that you don't mind getting a little messy.

About the Presenter

Amy Jackson is founder and director of The Perch located in Aurora, Illinois. She is the author of Unhurried: A 52-Week Meditative Bible Reading Guide and 31 Days of Self Kindness, an RYT-200 yoga teacher, and a certified Wellness and Social-Emotional Learning Facilitator. Jackson also holds an M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry from Wheaton College. She spends time leading retreats, teaching about soul care, and training church leaders. She has served on staff at several churches and is a former small-group minister. She is passionate about helping people discover their calling and live out that calling in healthy, God-honoring ways.


What will we do during this workshop?

Amy Jackson will lead us through the physical practice of painting, breaking, and mending a bowl. She'll weave thoughts on brokenness and healing through the process.

Is this workshop only for women?

No! As always, workshops, retreats, and cohorts offered by The Perch are open to all adults.

What should I bring to the workshop?

No need to bring anything! You may want to wear clothing you don't mind getting a bit messy. 

What if I'm not churchy?

This workshop will draw from my personal faith journey and how my Christian faith informs my understanding of brokenness, shame, and healing. With all Perch workshops, you're encouraged to take what's helpful and leave the rest. If the term "God" or if Christian spirituality themes are triggering to you, you may find that one of my other workshops is a better fit for you.

I have additional questions. How can I contact you?

If you have questions about the workshop, don’t hesitate to reach out! Email Amy at