Name that Vase

As many of my regular followers and readers know, I often name the vases I create and write a little story. Usually I pull from my knowledge of mythology or pop-culture to tell a tale that has the right piece for the raku pottery vase.

A few weeks ago, I wrote my first ‘Name that Vase’ post, and many of my readers participated in coming up with stories, poems and prose! I was excited by the response. So much so, I am doing another post just like it!

This particular vase has been known as ’89’, and it is time it had a name and a story!

That is where you come in! I am asking any of you talented writers, poets or dreamers who may be interested to ….

Name that Vase!

Create your own unique short story, poem, prose or a random thought!

Here is an example of what people came up with last time we played ‘Name that Vase’! You can also check out our page of vases, which mostly have stories.

So please comment below with your idea for a name for this vase, and an associated snippet of writing. The chosen idea(s) will be featured on both our blog and the page for the raku vases, with a link included to your website.

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74 Comments

    1. Thank you for your kind words! You are speaking my language with referencing LOTR! I hope your week is off to an amazing start, and thank you for your post!

  1. “Cat Star-Gate” (booming weird theatrical voice) No longer happy just being worshipped, Chairman Meow wants to be a god. C Meow takes over the studio and hires really, really smart cats and they build the “Cat Star-Gate”. C. Meow prepares for entry. Once last glance across his fuzzy shoulder and through the gate he goes…. Onto the floor. Shaking himself off nonchalantly, ensuring no one had seen. He looked to his pet human and said next week!

    1. hahaha! You know I could imagine the Chairman doing exactly what you said he would. If only he had thumbs! You know, I am now going to have to try and take a picture of him going through that vase! I don’t think he will appreciate it, but you never know! Thanks for your awesome comment on my post and the laughter 😉 I hope you are having a great day!

      1. CM will be happy to hear that you are saving his cat people! I will certainly do my best to get a picture of him with the vase!

    1. I love the reference to a portal and of course dreams! Thanks for your suggestion and I hope you are having a great week!

  2. “Seraphic Journey” After journeying through the many redundant circles of life, the final and strongest circle isn’t a path at all: it is doorway to timelessness. The aging copper of life on Earth shrugging its dusty shawl allowing the blue heavens to break through. Where we become whole again…

    1. Thank you for this great name, concept and story! I love the idea that our journey here is a doorway to timelessness, as time is a very human construct. I also love the idea expressed of becoming whole again, which I interpret as wholeness with what is around us.

  3. How about the ‘Faerie’s Ring’?
    It’s said that by looking through a holed stone (either natural or hand-bored) you might have the chance to spot a fairy. And they are always attracted to pretty things and people of an artistic nature.

    1. I love this name and idea! I have been thinking of making some more vases like this with something in the middle, and you have me thinking of doing one with a faerie now! Thanks for sharing and inspiring, and I hope you are having an amazing week!

    1. Thanks for the name idea! I have not read those novels, but just googled them and I would now like to! So thank you for that 😉 Can you tell me more about the Trans-Ætheric Express, without giving too much of the story away?

      1. I just made up the title, but the portals Baxter imagined were blue rings placed a vast distance apart. Go in one portal, and something that looks and sounds like you comes out the other portal. Whether It’s really “you” at the other end it a matter for philosophical speculation.

      2. Now I want to read these books even more! Thanks for taking the time to tell me more about them and for your suggestion. I hope you are having a good week!

  4. I was thinking Star Gate, but that has been chosen So I think the ‘hollow world’. I’ve been doing astronomy paintings including Jupiter. I could see this as made of a metallic meteorite that has landed on Earth. The world it came from would be hollow and so would resonate with sound. Your vase would connect to it and ring with a resonate sound in the key of B minor…. But that’s me going all weird again….

    1. I never really thought about Star Gate as a name until people here started suggesting it, and it became obvious 😉 Your astronomy paintings are beautiful! I do not think your idea is weird at all. I have thought about designing some pieces to try to incorporate sound and light, so maybe one day I will create a vase that resonates in a specific key – or seems to!

    1. Thanks for your very kind words, it means a lot! I like Jackie O! I was joking with a friend the other day that Oprah should order a bunch of my vases like this piece so she can surround herself with O’s! I hope you are haing a great week!

    1. Thank you for your suggestion and kind words. I do love the flow of the wheel these pieces capture! I hope you are having a great week!

    1. Thanks for your kind suggestion and I love that as a name for a vase 😉 Maybe I need to make an infinity symbold shaped vase!

      1. With everyone saying infinity, I have pretty much convinced myself to make a vase in the shape of an infinity symbol 😉 I hope you are having a lovely weekend!

  5. May I suggest “Nirvana”, the Buddha in the background gave me the idea, the vase represents the circle of lives you must go through before you achieve heaven.

    1. That is a very beautiful name and I am very appreciative for your idea! Circles are pretty powerful symbols and that analogy works really well. I hope you have a great weekend!

      1. I am not even sure where to begin to comment on this lovely piece of writing. I very much enjoyed reading MIssy’s name and interaction with Rocky! They both make me smile and feel like old familiar friends. The writing is spectacular and skilled! I am looking forward to hearing more about Missy’s novel too!

        That vase that you have from Hungary is also spectacular and I think the coincidence of two similar unique shaped vases … well maybe I will let Rocky calculate those odds! I love the colour and shape! I am wondering if the tops of the vase have have any lids?

        I LOVE the name idea and I am really excited and pleased that Missy came up with it. It suits the piece so well!

        Thank you so much for participating, I am truly honoured that you would take the time to write something so perfect! I do love the name, though I am going to have to practice saying it!

    1. haha! I do like names that like that! I am going to keep Ethel in mind, as I am working on a group of vases for an upcoming show, and I think it may work with that! Thanks for your idea!

    1. Your words are very beautiful and I love the name suggestion! Thank you, and I hope you are having a great weekend!

      1. Thank you! I am getting so much inspiration from everyone’s words for new pieces!

  6. Faragh! Which means emptiness in Arabic.
    Like the fabric of my thoughts
    Like a big ballon swirling in the wind
    Like a day moon forgotten in the sky
    Like a Soul in a fishnet caught
    Trying to break, trying to escape
    And no one is there to hear it cry …

    1. Wow! Your words have a powerful sadness in them that make them beautiful and relatable! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful verse and I hope you have an amazing day!

  7. The Gate Keeper. The perfect balance between the yin and the yang. The masculine and feminine. The one and all. It is whole and yet it is divided by one. The perfect equation, equated. God. Love. Life. Eternal. Holy matrimony. This is the truth of what I see.

    1. Thank you so much for participating and sharing your beautiful words! I hope you are well and am so glad you stopped by!

    1. Your suggestion reminded me of a song 😉 Thanks for sharing your suggestion and I hope you are having a great week!

    1. Thanks for your kind words!

      I like what you wrote, often what people see reflects their own desires … or fears.

      I hope your week is off to a great start.

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