In the ancient land of China, in the magical porcelain village of Jingdezhen, these totem animals emerged from the clay as if by themselves. These modern-day totem animals came to life during my artist residency in 2010. Each creature is hand-dipped in celadon glaze - the unique colour of Chinese empires, and made from exquisite white porcelain which allows light and energy to travel through it to the core of the totem
From the exotic Far East to the Wild West, incorporating animal totems into our lives has been a sacred practice for many people. Take one home and allow it to offer you its wisdom and guide your life in profound ways. By holding the totem animal in your hand and focusing your energy into its centre, you will charge the object’s power. Simply put it back on your window sill and let it do its work for you.
Look through the blog to see all 16 Totem Animals. $65 each, limited edition.
The Spectacular Transformer
The mystical snake is enchanting indeed. Despite its delicate frame and jewel-like appearance, it is one of the most formidable creatures of the animal kingdom - if provoked! However it prefers to sleep on a rock in the sun looking awe-inspiring rather than bite its attackers. Enthusiastic for change and improvement, snakes seasonally shed their old skins to emerge as dazzling new creatures.
The snake totem’s energy will help you transit from the old, to the new and improved. Snake energy is what we draw upon to stimulate positive change, create something wonderful or reinvent yourself. Are you ready to transform your family, relationships, work or home? Brace yourself for the snake totem’s metamorphic power.
The Magnificent Hunter
The majestic tiger is a solitary hunter that embodies good health, fortitude and spirit. The tiger stalks its prey with great patience and skill rather than giving chase. It hunts in total silence as if it is invisible until it is ready to pounce, then it unleashes great power and energy.
The tiger totem’s energy is helpful if you are prone to distraction and lack of focus. The tiger can help you zero in on your goal and teaches us to act in a timely manner. Tiger energy teaches us to be in the moment and to search for inner harmony to be in the flow of the universe. Inner peace, concentration and will power are the keys to tiger totem wisdom.
The Ancient Guru
The extraordinary tortoise is one of the longest living animals on earth, living for up to 150 years in its domed shell. Tortoises evolved before mammals, birds and most reptiles, hence this creature carries with it ancient evolutionary wisdom. These vegetarians are leisurely and methodical.
The tortoise totem’s energy teaches us an invaluable recipe for a long life. Tortoise energy reminds us to pull our heads in our shells in turbulent situations and to keep our thoughts simple and pure when our mind becomes chaotic. Tortoise tells you to eat your vegetables, sleep when your eyelids are heavy and exercise daily, to enjoy vitality and longevity.
The Colossal Communicator
The enormous whale is the king of the sea. Due to its gargantuan size, its enemies are few. Whales migrate vast distances annually, all the while singing their own unique magical songs. Whales communicate with lyrical sounds and vibrations, which are both beautiful and mysterious.
The whale totem’s energy teaches us that there is ancient wisdom in expressing yourself non-verbally, as not everything you want to say can be said with words. The whale reminds us to communicate in alternative ways to talking, such as looking, touching, movement, song, dance and creative projects. The whale totem will help you whole-heartedly communicate with all the emotion and soul you have, in many different ways.