Waiting & Dreams

No, this is not a post about my dreams, though I used to interpret a friend’s dreams in university. Rather it is a clue to which name was chosen for our latest ‘Name That Vase’ post. Be sure to check out that post to see all the great names and ideas.

All of you lovely readers did not make the choice easy for me! There were so many ideas that resonated with me for the piece.

Meanwhile, back in the studio, my two sculptures made it through the firing! You can read more about their creation here.

I am excited to get on with the glazing! Unfortunately, I need to order a few more ingredients for the more delicate piece.

In my title, I mentioned ‘Dreams’ – which is a nod to the successful name for the vase. I also mentioned waiting.

Want to know what the most important component of pottery is? The ability to wait. You are always waiting in pottery. Waiting for a piece to dry, waiting for the kiln to reach temperature, waiting for the clay to be firm enough to work with, and yes, even waiting for your order from the the pottery supply. Kind of like you are waiting for me to tell you the name we chose for the vase.

All this waiting got me thinking about a piece I did a few years back.

White Fruit Bowl
Clay Fruit Bowl

Upside down, could a variation of this be tree branches? This piece is shockingly light, and I feel the building technique could be the basis of a fully branched tree. Plus I need to make a few more of these fruit bowls.

Meanwhile, I have been working on the wheel:

What does the raw clay vase’s shape remind you of?

And at long last! A new name is revealed for this raku pottery piece:

You can now read the prose and new name for this piece here! A special thank you to Eugenia from BrewNSpew (where you can check out more of her words) for writing some short prose that I could not help but absolutely love, and to all of the wonderful name suggestions, poems, writing and stories. I loved your ideas so much, that I linked the new page to the vase to the post with all your suggestions.

But it is getting harder to choose from all the wonderful suggestions.

Maybe our next ‘Name that Vase’ post should be chosen by my readers? What do you think?

I won’t keep you waiting too long for my next post. I promise.


    1. Thanks for your suggestion! The vase pictured already has been named, but be sure to watch for our next ‘Name that Vase’ – Reader’s Choice Edition ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope you have a great day!

  1. First off, you are -evil-, but in a great way. Absolutely a perfect choice for the name!

    Congratulations on getting your two new sculptures successfully through the firing phase – I bet that waiting was particularly brutal. Can’t wait to see them all glazed up, and what you come up with next.

    1. Thank you for your kind words! I was pleased they both made it through. I am hoping I will be able to have one of them fired next week. At this point I am used to all the waiting ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Thanks for your comment! It is an interesting piece and was fun to build. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

    1. Thank you for your kind words! Pottery will teach you patience if you stick with it! You eventually get to the point where you accept mishaps as part of the process. Eventually!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for checking out my work!

  2. Oh that’s perfect–so lovely! And I’m crazy for the open-weave fruit bowl! You’re a magician with pottery…and I love the wise word about “waiting”–Excellent! Hope you’re having a fabulous week!

    1. I hope you are doing well! Life got the better of me for a bit and i have not been here much in a little while! I really appreciate your kind words and hope you are having a great week and look forward to catching up on the blogosphere with you soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. I was kind of worried about you, but hoped you were just busy and not ill/troubled in any way. Take your time–and take care of you <3

      2. Thanks for your concern! I was hoping to be back here sooner then I was. Time sort of got away from me, but it was necessary. I hope you have been doing well and enjoying life. It is spring!

  3. Aww, I am delighted you like my name for the vase. The beauty of the vase made it easy to give it a name. Thank you for the mention. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to Name the Vase ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope your week ahead is going very well!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I hope you have a great week ahead!

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