Raku Vase Story – Draught of Peace

“The Draught of Peace” is a raku vase that tells the story of a potion designed to relieve anxiety and agitation, but it’s making can very easily cause it.

raku vase draught of peace

This is one particular potion.

FOif-snape-is-smiling-it-cant-be-good-~vulpusdoxy-6200231And imagine learning how to make this potion from a professor that says this the first time you meet him.

“There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class. As such, I don’t expect many of you to appreciate the subtle science of the potion making. However, for those of you who possess the pre-disposition, I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses; I can tell you how to brew glory ,bottle fame, and even put a stopper in death.”

Sounds great, right?

Not if your professor is Severus Snape.  Do you think it is any accident that his formula to calm a person requires such precision and specific instructions?  Not the easiest thing to pull off when one is anxious!

Feeling anxious and brave?  Here is the recipe for the potion below!  What do you think of my latest vase?  Fit for a Slytherin?

  1. Add powdered moonstone until the potion turns green.
  2. Stir until the potion turns blue.
  3. Add powdered moonstone until the potion turns purple.
  4. Allow to simmer until the potion turns pink.
  5. Add syrup of hellebore until the potion turns turquoise.
  6. Allow to simmer until the potion turns purple.
  7. Shake powdered porcupine quills vigorously until they are ready and then add until the potion turns red.
  8. Stir until the potion turns orange.
  9. Add more porcupine quills until the potion turns turquoise.
  10. Allow to simmer till the potion turns purple.
  11. Add powdered unicorn horn until the potion turns pink.
  12. Stir until the potion turns red.
  13. Allow to simmer until the potion turns purple.
  14. Add more powdered moonstone until the potion turns grey.
  15. Allow the potion to simmer until it turns orange.
  16. Add more powdered porcupine quills until the potion turns white. Stirring
  17. Simmering lowers heat. Add exactly 7 drops of hellebore.
    FODraughtOfPeace

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