Our celestial vase ‘Delphinus’ Light’ tells the tale of a certain mammal’s coincidental road to stardom, a fleeing bride and a god who won’t take no for an answer.
Our tale starts in a golden palace under the sea somewhere in the Aegean Sea. There Nereus and his wife Doris had 50 daughters. When you have that many children it may come in handy to have a collective name for them.
The Nereid, the collective name for all of these daughters, represented everything that was beautiful and compassionate about the sea. They also worked for god of the sea Posedion, carrying his trident around and basically acting as ancient age groupies.
One day, Amphirite, one of the 50 Nereids was chosen by her boss Posedion to dance for her on the island of Naxos. I guess Posedion missed the workplace harassment seminar and Amphirite had some pretty sweet dance moves.
Delphinus’ Light is available for purchase for $98 (CAD).
Posedion fell in love and asked Amphirite to marry him. She refused and fled, wanting to protect her virginity from a man who clearly did not understand the #metoo movement and was determined to have his way. Not surprisingly, some of the ancient gods had some pretty serious control issues.
At this point Posedion sent Delphinus in search of Amphirite, who had fled to Atlas. Delphinus would stumble upon our fleeing water nymph and ultimately persuade her to marry Posedion. Posedion would reward Delphinus by making him a constellation in the sky.
We can still see this constellation today among the original ancient version of the Hollywood star walk of fame.
Do you have what it takes to be a star? What did you think of our vase story and how do you like my latest creation? You can see more images of my raku vases here, which are currently 10% off for the month of October.
Delphinus is amazingly beautiful 😊❤❤❤
Thank you so much for your kind words Krishna. I hope this has been a wonderful week for you full of good things and lots of love 😉
It was a nice week for me..thank you..happy weekend for you 😊 stay blessed
Absolutely hilarious! Loved the storytelling. 🙂 Gorgeous vase – I love the textured surface.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read the story and comment 😉 Those textures made me so happy once revealed 😉 I hope you are well and having a great week so far.
Thank you so much Wendi! I hope you are having a fantastic day!
thank you so very much! bless you……..
The colors are stunning and sparkle like the heavens, the name is perfect. I could gaze at your vase the same as gazing at the stars at night and still not see it all. Quite magical! ✨
Thank you so much for your very kind comment. I was pretty excited to see how this piece turned out and plan on experimenting more along these lines with my glazes. I hope you are well and having a great week!
I look forward to your wonderful experiments! Thank you kindly. Have a super weekend! 😊
Delphinus looks wonderful!
Thank you so much for your kind words! I hope you are well and having a great week 😉
Sure thing. Thank you, and likewise!
Gorgeous! I would fill it with stephanotis and count the stars.
Thank you for your kind comment. That is a beautiful idea indeed! I hope you are having a wonderful week!
The vase is beautiful. I enjoyed the story.
Thank you so much for your kind comment. I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Thank you so much! I hope you are having a great day so far!
Yes…a peaceful night, thank you! Wish you a wonderful day too!
I love the combination of colors!❤️
Thank you so much Judy. I hope this week is going very well for you 😉
You’re welcome. I hope your week is a good one too🙂🌸
I love the colors and the shine!
Thank you so much for your kind comment Claudia! I hope you are having a great week!
I love the colors and detail!
Thank you! I hope you are having a great day so far!
Thank you 😉
The colours, design, and shine on the vase are a beautiful combination. The name matches the appearance of the vase very well.
Thank you Linda! I am glad you think so and appreciate your kind words. I hope you are having a great day 😉
This is WONDERFUL! Thank You and Cheers!!! 🙂
Thank you so much! I hope you are having a great day so far!
My pleasure!!! And Thanks, I hope You have a great day as well! 🤗❤️😊
I certainly love your glazes 🙂
Thank you so much Cecile. I hope your week is going very well so far 😉
Oh, I love the colors in this vase! The name is perfect and your story is a delightful addition.
Thanks so much Eugenia. That means a lot coming from such a talented human like yourself 😉 Hope you are having an amazing day!
Interesting story telling. Pictures of the vases are beautiful.
Thank you so much for your very kind comment. I hope you are having a great day!
Vases are beautiful. Great story telling too.
I love how you weave alchemy and mythology into your craft. Beautiful work on all accounts :}
Thank you so much for your very kind words. You made me smile very much with such a thoughtful comment. I hope you are well and having a wonderful day!
Thanks Mark! I hope you are well!
So gorgeous and abstract!
Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. I hope you are having a great day!
Always amazing posts and beautiful art as well..! I wish the story never ends to keep on reading it ♥️ I’m going to share it!
Thank you so much for your kind comment! I am humbled and touched by your words. I am going to have a book coming out soon with more stories before Christmas! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Beautiful and bold with silver and gold!
Thank you so much for your kind comment. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Good morning – or whatever time it may be on your side. Since this post, for the last days and weeks I’m thinking about this vase. I’m totally spelled. Have you ever shipped to Europe?
Thank you so much for your interest and kind comment 😉 I have shipped to the UK and France before. The shipping can be a bit pricey, but if you email me through my contact page, I would be happy to get a quote for you. That vase is going to be in my book as well. Every time I walk past it I notice new things about it. You can reach me here: https://rakupottery.ca/contact/
I hope you are well and having a wonderful weekend!
Thank you so much!