How To Be A Star

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.

57 Comments

    1. 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 πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read the story and comment πŸ˜‰ Those textures made me so happy once revealed πŸ˜‰ I hope you are well and having a great week so far.

  1. 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! ✨

    1. 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!

    1. Thank you for your kind comment. That is a beautiful idea indeed! I hope you are having a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you Linda! I am glad you think so and appreciate your kind words. I hope you are having a great day πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks so much Eugenia. That means a lot coming from such a talented human like yourself πŸ˜‰ Hope you are having an amazing day!

    1. 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!

    1. 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!

  2. 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?

    1. Thank you so much for your interest and kind comment πŸ˜‰ 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!

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