Creating your own personal shrine or altar is an invitation to explore and express your heart matters in color, images, symbols and found objects. Find your very own personal meanings for the items you collect..

Shrine Making

The Art of Making Shrines

How to Create a Simple Buddhist Shrine

Online Shrines and Altars

Shrine Making Kits

How to Make a Shoebox Altar

Day of the Dead Shoebox Altar


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One of the ways I honor nature and spirituality is to make small clay figurines. Yes, I know that what I make is simple and crude! Like the little guy I have pictured here. He was quickly made in mid-fire clay. In the picture shown, he is still at the bisqueware stage (fired to Cone 04). He has not been glazed or fired to maturation yet.  Have not decided whether to glaze him or not.  Nor have I decided what he is or what he means. But he has a simplistic, child-like charm to h im. Which totally makes hime magical!