We offer a unique service to craft instruments to personal specifications and intentional alignment.
We combine finely developed copper smithing skills with sound alchemy.
‘When I committed to the purchase of a singing bowl, I had no idea of the depth of your service Gabriella. Indeed, it goes beyond anything I could have imagined.Thank you. Bless you.’
Sharon Fallon Shreve Virginia USA
These powerful instruments can serve:
– as a vibrational assistant and supporter on your journey to wholeness.
– as a very special healing gift for yourself or a loved one.
– as a beautiful piece of tonal craft work that adds to your life and beyond, supporting others.
– as a sound sculpture for bringing balance and tonal frequency to a particular environment.- outdoor or indoor.
– as an aid to meditation and relaxation
– as allies in the process of crossing thresholds – the journey into the unknown
Through hammering, firing and working with the metal and your intention, the metal is imbued with the resonance of a new frequency.
The agreement to enter into a commission process is a relationship of trust and each of the makers has their own particular way of working.
The instrument begins to be birthed from the moment it is conceived by you. The dialogue begins with you approaching us with your inquiry.
In this process we love to tune in together with you about what kind of frequency field of new potential might want to be birthed through the combination of you and us.
Some people are really clear ahead of time what the purpose of their bowl aims to be:
i.e. – assist with focus and clarity
or – bringing more of the infinite being into expression through the body on this plane of existence in ease, joy and creative expression
or – a personal journey of transformation into becoming more of oneself and allowing ones gifts to be received in the world..
It;s great to have a focus that is large enough that it can grow with you and can apply to and can benefit all who come into contact with the bowl – even beyond your lifetime….
So we are just creating a starting point, as the bowl itself will evolve with you and in the crafting a lot more information pours in that neither of us would have thought of.
And sometimes you can start with a blank slate.
Go here to read someone’s experience of this co-creational journey: http://peace-trails.com/category/the-co-creative-…ey-of-a-new-bell
Some of the the factors influencing the sound:
The smaller the bowl, the higher the tone,
the thicker the bowl, the higher and stronger the tone
The shallower the bowl, the higher the tone.
So you can create depth of tone with size, thickness/ thinness and depth of bowl as well as the material used. Bronze has a slightly brighter quality and brass a slightly warmer note.
So these are the factors to play and create with.
For example; if I wanted to create a bowl to awaken consciousness or to cut through the veils e.t.c. I would choose to make a small bowl with thick material – possibly bronze – to get the strength and height of a sound that can both pierce and awaken.
or if I wanted to create a bowl to celebrate and facilitate the abundance and awareness of the gifts of the Earth I would probably choose a larger size bowl with depth and warmth for receiving / coming home into.- so I would choose thinner material of a larger size and create more depth – probably in brass.
So this is just a little to get your sensing capacities moving as to what kind of bowl might be knocking on your door to be birthed through our co-creation.
So please let us know what moves in you and lets talk.
Gabriella specializes in co-creating singing bowls with you as a healing alchemical journey of deep immersion and transformation This can be likened to a distant healing process and journey into more presence, consciousness, wholeness and possibility working closely with your intention and with that which is beyond your conscious knowing. The resulting instrument is an alchemical virational tool that contains the essence of the transformation and a vibrational field of new possibility
Heather has the capacity to sense the person and the bowl way beyond the 5 senses and allows and invites new consciousness and awareness. She is a bowl whisperer.
‘…I can feel the vibrations and resonance of the bells each time i strike them. They aid me to feel lighter, more clarity and the body sensation is amazing, as though full of communication. I’ve also used them for clearing energy and can noticeable feel the shift. I’ve not had much experience with the bells before and they make a profound difference and I’m in awe. Inspirational! Magic magic and more magic ‘:D
Prices for custom made instruments are dependent upon a number of variables: the size of instrument, the metal used (phosphor bronze, brass or copper), the thickness of the metal and the time given to the crafting process. The work undertaken is entered into as a dedicated relationship and the prices will always reflect the work involved. All commissions undertaken will have been discussed with the client and work will begin once an understanding of the price range has been agreed. Cost starts at a minimum of £150 for a small bowl with this process of a healing journey.
16 -20cm bowl diameter at start: £300 – £450 Sterling
Included in the price:
in-depth process reports, pictures, deep alchemical processes and journeys
a small striker and a bag or cloth for the bowl.
Read hear a journey of the making of one custom made bowl:
See the picture journey of one of the commission bowls, which is also the journey of you making your own bowl:
For our range of instruments for sale without the healing custom journey see our Instrument Shop
Audios about the making:
Excerpt of an interview about the making of the bowls with Gabriella
Quentin’s sharing on saturday live BBC Nov 2013:
It starts at about 15mins into the programme
Samples of custom made bowls:
“Gabriella’s process of custom-crafting bowls and bells is a form of soul-tending. Beginning with our initial interview, she listened and tuned in to what was moving in me and in my life, helping me to discern what role the bowl could have in support of my own emergence. Carrying that deep intention with her into the forging of the bowl, Gabriella worked with the subtle energies of both the subject (me) and the object (the bowl) with astonishing sensitivity and intuition. She is an inspired and dedicated artisan whose true gift is to bring bowl and soul into sacred resonance.”
Julia Smith MD Seattle
“Gabriella crafted two beautiful singing bowls for me, in a process that profoundly impacted me in ways I would never have imagined. The work she did consisted of several weeks of firing, hammer and re-firing and re-hammering and instilling the bowls with vibrational energy from her heart and soul..
She shared with me her journey of completing the bowls and as she unfolded the story it became deeply clear to me that the process the bowls went through reflected a deep emotional process I was in at the time.
Gabriella recounted to me the difficulties, challenges, and barriers preceding the emergence of beautiful bowls that have an exquisite sound when played. What I felt was that during that time, the bowl process was a kind of “distance healing” process, where the bowls and Gabriella were alchemically working with my energy field. It was as though something was being worked out with the bowl process that I might otherwise have had to confront in my emotional or physical body.
The bowls feel organically connected to my body and spirit. I use them daily, sometimes several times to increase mindfulness. As I ring them, the vibration moves through me and clears energetic blocks that might otherwise become emotional or physical problems.
Gabriella is a gifted musician, craftsperson and healer, working on the energetic, alchemical and physical level to created singing and healing bowls.”
Nita Gage, PhD, MA , CSAC
I am beyond delighted and excited!!!’ Sharon Fallon Shreve