Tobias Kaye

Tobias Kaye lives and works in Devon. He began life in 1956 on a farm in Ireland where he was born  to idealistic/spiritual parents who moved to England three years later to pursue their hopes and dreams. Tobias was educated at a Steiner-Waldorf school in Sussex and then spent some years travelling the world and exploring different forms of work. Coffin making, forestry, bar-tending, geological section mapping, care of children with learning difficulties, and teaching, were just some of his trial occupations.

Throughout this time music was important to Tobias. Whether it was playing piano, penny whistle or just singing and whistling Tobias retained a love of music on a very amateur level.  Tobias began turning wood in 1979, by 1983 he was supplying some of England’s top galleries and was elected by London’s liveried “Worshipful Company of Turners” to their newly founded ‘Register of Professional Turners’ and has since exhibited his work at major Art-of-Woodturning shows across the world and had pieces bought by museums and private collectors in many countries.

Tobias began developing the Sounding Bowls in 1986. since 1992 the NHS has been his biggest single customer, placing Sounding Bowls in many hospitals, children’s units and hospices. Tobias finds real satisfaction in seeing his work go to people and places that are working on human issues. Personal and human development is an area that is important to him and his studies in this field, centring around the work of the Austrian philosopher and spiritual teacher Rudolf Steiner keep him as much interested as does making.

Tobias’s finds it deeply satisfying that Sounding Bowls are becoming an established musical instrument. “if after my death” he says “others are still making recognisable Sounding Bowls, that people are getting real satisfaction from holding and playing then I shall feel I have achieved something.”


Tobias Kaye

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Posted: 09 Feb 2011 By:

I was incredibly moved by your sounding bowl workshop. Your bowls are true works of art and when plucked they each produce such wonderful travelling vibrations to the touch, I found the sounds of each bowl unique as if they all had their own song to sing. What struck a cord with me more was your own teaching style, the knowledge you shared of mother earth and all upon her being one living breathing source of energy was enlightening to hear and the subtle deliverance of the universal connection between all things was very moving, it is this oneness that I am becoming more and more conscious of and I could listen to you talk of this all day, I even wished I had recorded the workshop ;-) It was clear to me the passion you have for your bowls and the respect you have for the materials you work with, I truly felt as if you honour each unique piece of wood that comes your way. I feel the love and intention you channel into your work highly contributes to the wonderful sounds created by your bowls. I wish you blessings as you continue to shine your own light. Love Donna Sales


Posted: 20 Sep 2010 By: SALLY WILLOW

I had a very enjoyable, informative, moving, and deeply satisfying day at Tobias' workshop. I loved the experiential nature of it, the many chances to play the wonderful sounding bowls , to move, speak and draw, and Tobias sharing of his knowledge and experience. I left feeling uplifted and inspired to discover more.


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09 Feb 2011
by:

I was incredibly moved by your sounding bowl workshop. Your bowls are true works of art and when plucked they each produce such wonderful travelling vibrations to the touch, I found the sounds of each bowl unique as if they all had their own song to sing. What struck a cord with me more was your own teaching style, the knowledge you shared of mother earth and all upon her being one living breathing source of energy was enlightening to hear and the subtle deliverance of the universal connection between all things was very moving, it is this oneness that I am becoming more and more conscious of and I could listen to you talk of this all day, I even wished I had recorded the workshop ;-) It was clear to me the passion you have for your bowls and the respect you have for the materials you work with, I truly felt as if you honour each unique piece of wood that comes your way. I feel the love and intention you channel into your work highly contributes to the wonderful sounds created by your bowls. I wish you blessings as you continue to shine your own light. Love Donna Sales

Posted:
20 Sep 2010
by:

I had a very enjoyable, informative, moving, and deeply satisfying day at Tobias' workshop. I loved the experiential nature of it, the many chances to play the wonderful sounding bowls , to move, speak and draw, and Tobias sharing of his knowledge and experience. I left feeling uplifted and inspired to discover more.

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