Zen Wishing Stone

Encourage meditative mark-making with this slate tablet and brush set.
created by

Kelly Barker

$28.00

created by

Kelly Barker

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Just Add Water

For thousands of years, Zen Buddhist monks have been painting with water on stone as a meditation on impermanence--making ephemeral marks that disappear as the water evaporates. This hand-cut slate tablet and brush set encourages a similar practice to express wishes and affirmations, practice sumi-e (brush painting) and calligraphy, and focus your mind through a creative exercise. The tablet can be used over and over again; just add a little water and an open mind. Slate handmade in Seal Rock, Oregon by Kelly Barker. Brush imported.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Oregon

Kelly Barker has been living solely by making art for over 40 years. First achieving success as a wood inlay artist, before moving on to bronze sculpting, he has life-size public works in Princeville, Hawaii and DeMoines, Washington. Kelly has turned his attention to large stone garden furniture, small graphite drawing sculptures, and fun wishing stones. At 61 he still enjoys being creative, surfing, and riding mountain bikes on the beautiful Central Oregon coast.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
rubber, slate, synthetic bristles
Measurements
6" L x 8" W x .5" H
Care
Hand wash.
Item ID
26936

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3.8

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67%

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Very Disappointed

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from Cincinnati, OH

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Pros

    Cons

    • Stone too dark - water doesn't show

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Zen Wishing Stone:

      Very disappointed. The stone is MUCH darker than shown in the picture - very dark gray, nearly black. Water doesn't show on the stone. Don't waste your money.

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      • Personal
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      5.0

      A Gift That Imitates Life

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      from Milford, PA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lasting Fun
      • Long Lasting
      • Stores Easily

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Art
        • Long Term Use
        • School

        Comments about UncommonGoods Zen Wishing Stone:

        The Rock is kept on the kitchen table always there to be used for an early morning or evening touch of art.

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        • Personal
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        • Yes, Yes
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        • Other
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        • Birthday

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        5.0

        Great for anxiety sufferers

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        from Chicago, Illinois

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lasting Fun
        • Stores Easily

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Art
          • Meditation

          Comments about UncommonGoods Zen Wishing Stone:

          My friend gave me this for my birthday and I love it. I suffer from anxiety and often times will pick my fingers until I bleed because I'm anxious. This has helped me to avoid doing that. I love the idea of writing anything you want on it or just doodling with it and watching it disappear. It was a very thoughtful gift.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
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          • Personal
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          • Self
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          • Birthday

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          4.0

          I would buy this again

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          from Lebanon,TN

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          Comments about UncommonGoods Zen Wishing Stone:

          Product is durable, fun to use and very calming.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Product was delivered on time.

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          • Yes
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          • Other
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          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          3.0

          Small for the price

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          from Lemont, IL

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          Comments about UncommonGoods Zen Wishing Stone:

          I'm sure the dimensions were in the catalog description but this looked much larger in the picture than it is. I love the concept and the slate is finished nicely but for the price this looks a bit cheap because of it's size.

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          5.0

          Great gift!

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          from Westerly, RI

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          Comments about UncommonGoods Zen Wishing Stone:

          Unique and thoughtful gift for anyone regardless of belief system.

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          • Yes
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          • Other
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          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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