The Art of Sound Alchemy

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The Art of Sound Alchemy

Practitioners Involved: Gabriella & Heather of Resounding Earth

Venues Used: The Birch Room

Date / Time: 29th April - 1st May 9.30 am to 5 pm daily

Price: £330 plus materials - between £15 - £40 dependent upon size of bowl. (non-refundable deposit of £100 is required) Cost cincludes full tuition, lunches and snacks.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make your own healing tool? A sounding instrument that carries a sound frequency of depth and beauty, crafted by your own hands and heart filled desires?

A three day workshop to craft your own singing bowl at a land based centre that works in harmony with nature and celebrates and nourishes life. Clophill has become a haven for co-creation, with a dynamic community of people growing and living with the land here as a partnership in cooperation and vision. The Clophil Centre is also a centre and a keeper of the fires of many traditions and lands. Through a wide range of teachings and medicine bowl carriers and makers, the land here has been maintaining a wide angled view of the unseen realms of nature and the earth for many years. The Singing Bowl Making and Sound Weaving work of recent years on this land has been in resonance with the peace and stillness available through the many fires that are held throughout the year...a circle of wide reaching co-creation. ​

To book your place please email: Heather or Gabriella via these links.

There is a Sound Weaving on the Friday evening to be included for workshop participants.


  • Times: Saturday 9 30 am –Monday 5 pm each day will run from 9 30 until late afternoon. Evenings are free of organised programme
  • Cost: £330 plus materials - between £15 - £40 dependent upon size of bowl.
  • Booking: a non-refundable deposit of £100 is required to secure your place. Please see below for contact details

Lunches, Drinks and Snacks are included in the cost of the workshop.

Camping and Eco House accommodation is available at or near to The Clophill Centre. Please ask for more information.

To learn more about Heather and Gabriella's work follow this link:

The workshop and touring team from Resounding Earth – soundsmiths, coppersmiths and alchemists - Gabriella Kapfer and Heather Smith Cowen will be co-facilitating this transformational workshop in the beautiful and nourishing environment of The Clophill Centre.

Of the Singing Bowl Making Process Gabriella and Heather say...

'In our practice of crafting new singing bowls for this time we reconnect to the tradition of the ancient bowl makers of Tibet who worked the bowls in meditation and prayer, infusing it with the spirit of the purpose for which it was made. We perceive the process of the work with the elements of fire, metal, water, air, wood to be an alchemical process of transformation and incarnation. The incarnation, or coming into form, of a very specific and unique frequency. Our focus is not so much on the particular tuning but more on the quality, purpose and essence of the sound. It is through our whole and open hearted engagement with the craft that we too go through the transformation and fine tuning assisted by the elemental forces and beings.'

Of the Singing Bowl Workshop Process previous participants say…

'Working with Gabriella and Heather has been the deepest and most profound experience of transformation for me. Never before have I felt so safe in a workshop. My process with the bowl was tough at times, and always - like a miracle - one of these beautiful enablers showed up to be with me. Sometimes to support me in the handling of the tools, sometimes to listen, sometimes to just be in silence together for a while, sometimes to ask this one question that allowed me to move on...they hold the rim of the circle in wondrous ways ... a healing sanctuary ... a sacred vessel.' M. S. Brussels - Belgium