Name that Vase – Reader’s Choice Edition

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‘Name that Vase – Reader’s Choice Edition’ is a friendly writing competition where we ask any of you talented writers, poets or dreamers out there who may be interested to …

Name that Vase! Here is where you can suggest a name, create a story, poem or prose for this raku pottery vase pictured below:

Please comment below with your idea for a name for this vase, and an associated snippet of writing and any comments you might have about this vase. The chosen idea will be featured on both our blog and the page for the raku vases, with a link included to your website. I am also going to send a small linocut print to the winner (if they like)

Interested in helping us select our winner? No problem! Simply like the comment with the name/story that you like. You can even like more than one!

To help get you started, you can check out more of our vases and their stories here!

Wondering about my Oprah reference? Wonder no more and start your weekend with a laugh! I hope you all have a great week, and a special thanks in advance to all who may be participate!


  1. I would like to call this vase “Face of Sky” 😊

    Vast as sky
    Blue as sky
    Limitless as sky
    Free as sky
    I’m the vase with a face
    Gone through phases,
    To get this sweet face

    1. Thanks for your great name idea and your prose! I hope your week is off to a great start!

    1. That name sounds like it flows well with this vase! Thanks for sharing your idea! I hope your day is going well!

    1. Thanks so much for your suggstion! It is a beautiful name! I hope you are well!

    1. Thanks for the great suggestion, I can see the resemblance to the flower! I hope you have a great day! PS – I love wildflowers too!

    1. Thanks for sharing your idea! A drink, a resort, a song and now a vase! I love it 😉

  2. This idea/comment comes from –

    It’s such a gorgeous vase. Blue like the most beautiful sky. I want to call it Maya or Maia as in ILLUSION .

    1. Thank you so much for joining us again and introducing me to more of your beautiful and kind words! I hope you are having an amazing week!

    1. Wow! I absolutely love this and would like it multiple times if I could. Truly beautiful and really captures the details of the design and finish. So thank you for sharing this and visiting! I hope you have a great week ahead!

  3. Expectant.

    inside, the spark of a new idea begins to flicker and intensify
    each new inspiration, a moaning wave, cracks the exterior
    morphing a once symmetrical, flawless, container
    into an expectant vessel, ready to be more than anyone ever imagined

    (at first glance – it looks like a pregnant person – bursting with child or idea. beautiful!)

    1. Thank you for sharing your amazing words! And guess what! That piece is going to be part of a show later this year about ‘bodies’, so your intuition is correct, and your poem is lovely. You have captured the form and the experience of the maker as well.

      Thanks again for participating and I hope you are having a great week!

      1. So awesome!! Great work! I’m excited to see the collection. Happy Tuesday 🙂

    1. Wow you are right, there is definitely a resemblance, and that picture is kind of inspiring for me to make something new! Thank you. I hope your day is going well.

  4. Whale

    The depths of my soul come up through this clay
    Spouting and twisting until the shape is right
    My finger tips stop at each curve
    feeling the energy flowing
    In through my hands
    Cracked and rough
    All for this one piece
    That’s held to a standard
    By each one of you

    1. Thank you for writing such a beautiful poem and I do see the whale shape for sure! I hope you are doing well and having a great day!

  5. Name: Grace
    This vase reminds me of the difficulties and obstacles we face in our way of life. As this vase going through a great deal of ventures in its completion to utmost beauty, so as we need to confront the ups and downs of our journey. If we succeed

    1. Thanks so much for your name idea and your explanation. It does make a great metaphor to describe the human journey. I hope you are having a great week!

  6. I would like to name your vase BLUE MAGMA in memory of a great New Zealand potter Len Castle, whose work shares similarities with the pot shown.

    1. Thank you so much for you naming idea. I am going to have to look up his work. I hope you are having a great day.

    1. Thank you so much for your naming suggestion! I hope you are having a wonderful week!

  7. “The Risen Sea”
    The water’s tranquillity,
    When given the wings of wind,
    Makes out of it
    Something unimagined,
    Shapes something like the risen sea.

    1. Thank you for your name idea and that beautiful verse to go with it! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

    1. Thank you for you suggestion! I love it and actually it also made me think of the drink Blue Lagoon, which I have not had in quite sometime. I may need to remedy that! Hope your day is off to a great start!

      1. Oh yes, that’s a delicious and refreshing thought 🙂 It’s just starting, thank you! Happy Tuesday to you, too!

    1. Thank you for your idea for a name for the vase. I also love the colour as well and the form does look like stone! I hope you are having a great day!

  8. This vase could be called the blue dragon. In ancient times the blue dragon was the guardian of the East in Chinese astrology. This vase has a serpentine and elegant shape.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment and idea for the name! I can see the dragon shape in the vase as well now that you mention it 😉 I hope you have a good week ahead.

  9. Waltz on The Blue Danube

    rhythm sails with the breeze
    as the silent river flows on

    music seeks its own company
    floating along the ripples ease

    the dance begins,the river bends
    circling encircling the banks ends

    lost in motion circular harmonious a
    still point as dance into the dancer blends

    1. Thank you for writing and sharing such beautiful words about this piece! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

      1. Yes Alhamdolilah in Pakistan -enjoying the Blue Vase poetry and the music We have Blue pottery in Pakistan at a place called Hala .Really enjoyed the prompt to write Thank you

    1. Thanks so much for your name suggestion and beautiful words! I hope you are having a great week.

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