Welcome to my monthly feature – ‘Name that Vase’. Since this month contains that spooky holiday with carved pumpkins and candy known as Halloween, this month I am asking you to put a spooky twist on your name ideas and associated writing.
For those who are new to this feature, ‘Name that Vase’ is where you can suggest a name, create a story, poem or prose for this raku pottery vase. Consider this your chance to be inspired, a writing prompt or a creative cue. You can check out a ‘Name that Vase’ post to see how it works, or if you are feeling nostalgic, you can check out the first ever ‘Name that Vase’ post that started what has now become a monthly tradition for our blog and readers.
October’s Nameless Vase. What name and or story will you come up with?
On Halloween, we will announce the name and writing for this now nameless vase! We look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! So feel free to add your contribution in the comments below! You can check out more vase stories here by clicking on the images of the raku vases on the page. we are also having a fall sale on our pieces. You can check out the details of that sale here.
Aliens featured prominently in September’s Name that Vase!
There were many great entries for September’s ‘Name that Vase’ post! Many of you saw eyes, aliens, blood, thunder and astronomical phenomena. You have all made my choice very difficult in selecting a name as there were so many great suggestions and pieces of writing. Thank you all who participated!
Maybe it was because my art show ‘Myth of Family’ was on for the month of September, because our winner for the month of September referenced Vesta in her submission, which would have fit right into the show. Antonia Sara Zenkevitch was our winner with the name ‘Vesta’ (godess of fire, hearth and home) for the vase and this beautiful poem below. You can check out more of her wonderful writing and her beautiful website here.
I hold a flame inside my womb,
Electric, Cinnabar flight rouge,
Mercurial, gaseous blue
Where flowers may bloom;
I am the elements combined;
Fire in water, wind and time,
Earth in human, all entwined,
I am the blaze that never burns,
I am the unseen hand that turns,
Where I dwell; hold; keep; sojourn;
You will know this space as home.
by: Antonia Sara Zenkevitch
I look forward to seeing what spooktacular names and writing everyone comes up for October’s ‘Name that Vase’!
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