Name That Vase – December Edition

Happy Holidays! With so many great suggestions coming in, you did not make it easy for this potter to choose this month!

Welcome to my monthly feature – ‘Name that Vase’.

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.

This month we have a very special vase for your naming, but first we must announce last month’s winner! So without further ado, the winner is David Redpath with the name “Kermit the Vase“! Congratulations, David!

And now for our December vase which is without a name! What do you think this one should be called?

Who am I?
What is my story?

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86 Comments

    1. Thank you so much for participating in the Name that Vase post! Your poem is beautiful and I really love the name ‘Blue Jade’ it is very descriptive and helps the piece pop! Hope you are well and having a great week Christine!

  1. The finish on this one is other worldly. I can imagine this one as originating outside our world and that it is a Cosmic Voyager. Cheers and happy naming. Allan

    1. Thanks so very much for your very kind comment Allan! I love the other worldly effects on this piece and it does truly look like a Cosmic Voyager. I hope you are having a great week so far Allan.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and comment! I appreciate you participating and hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. The Vessel of Being Human

    The last two years
    were filled with tears
    Too many to count.

    This vessel I hold
    Contains my tears, now cold
    Yet still, a symbol of hope.

    To lose is human
    To hope is human
    My future is human.

    1. Thank you so very much for your beautiful poem and for suggesting such a beautiful name. I can relate to the sentiments you have expressed. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!

    1. Thanks for the great name suggestion! I think it would also be a great name for a Canadian band as well 😉 I hope you are well and that you are having a great week.

      1. Thank you, my committments are finished and I am winding down for christmas. You, on the other hand, seem to be keeping yourself busy 🙂. The vase definitely looked like it had something spirit-y in it, a kind-of whitish gas. North just fits in with you. Have a good christmas!

      2. I had to take a bit of time after the book to wind down. I was pretty wiped out after that, but now I am back and channeling the energy of the season. I want to wish you an amazing Christmas and great holiday season full of family, friends and good food 😉 Maybe a tipple or two 😉

    1. Thank you so much for the great name suggestion! I know have that song stuck in my head too! I hope you have a wonderful day!

    1. Thank you so much for participating in our Name that Vase post. I appreciate that very much and hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

    1. Thank you so very much for your name suggestion for this vase! I hope you are having a fantastic day!

  3. I really like your “Kermit the Vase’
    Great name for it!
    Your December vase is beautiful.
    I am sure someone will pick the perfect name for it.

    1. Thank you so very much for your kind words! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

      1. Thank you for the kind wishes,
        I wish the same for you.
        As I sit here and look at your Dec vase, Blue Rhapsody comes to my mind.

      2. I love the name suggestion, which for some reason brought multiple songs to mind for me! I hope you are having a lovely weekend!

    1. Thank you so much for your great name suggestion and participating in ‘Name that Vase’. I hope you have a wonderful day!

    1. Thank you for your beautiful name suggestion, I love the rich imagery 😉 I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

    1. I am always impressed by the creative names and writing that comes in around these Name That Vase posts! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. I love this vase! There is a ‘rollingness’ to its shape that is mesmerizing! Here is what was birthed from looking through your pictures…

    Copper Tear

    You drip
    And you drop
    As I fall
    And I flop
    ~~~
    Splishing
    And splashing
    Altogether mashing
    ~~~
    This glistening globe
    Runs down my face
    Caught in my hand
    ~~~
    Again and again
    Every time
    Until I find the you, amen

    1. Thank you for your kind words Doree! I love the poem. I feel like this poem falls into an exclusive category of ‘Dr. Seuss’ for adults, which is a very high compliment, since he is my favourite doctor 😉
      I hope you are having a beautiful weekend!

      1. Oh wow, that is a huge compliment! Thank you 😊 ! Dr. Seuss books always captured my attention growing up. Horton Hears a Who is my absolute favorite (if it’s possible to have just one). It’s almost 50° here, and sunny!! Is it spring?! Lol! I’ll take it. Hope your weekend is off to a great start too!

      2. I am glad you took it as a compliment! My favourite book by the good doctor was ‘All The Places You Will Go’ 😉 Horton is pretty dear to me too 😉 And of course our green friend the Grinch 😉 Enjoy you sprinter? weather 😉 It was a pretty good weekend here! Had a nice dinner with friends last night to welcome the longer days 😉

      3. That’s a great one too :)! I think you’re right, there really isn’t a bad one!! I’m gifting our children with ‘All the Places You’ll Go’ when they graduate high school with little notes from their teachers they’ve had along the way :). Lol, it was 57° yesterday 😳😊! Definitely Sprinter ;)! Glad it was a good weekend where you are too. Dinners with friends always make me feel more alive, I should do that more often. What a wonderful way to close the weekend! Happy longer days Monday!!!

  5. “Corse du sud” (South Corsica) that beautiful turquoise reminds of the pictures I’ve seen (and that inspired our idea to travel to France next Avril) of the beaches in Corsica’s southern coast. Plus it kind of looks like some of the ancient pottery they periodically recover from shipwrecks in the mer Mediterranee- that would make a pretty name to. 👌

    1. Thank you for your beautiful and classy name suggestion. I feel like such a name could make the vase sell at Sotheby’s 😉 I am also excited for you to hear that you are planning a trip to France!!! Such a beautiful country to visit. I hope if you go you blog about it so I can ‘visit’ with you! It’s been too many years since I have had the chance to go myself! I hope you have an amazing weekend!

      1. I plan on posting lots of pics – so not 2 worry! There will b lots on inspiring imagery. Also I think the French word (s) for the Aegean Sea would work nicely 2- “mer Egee” (pronounced mare Ajay) . I dunno- maybe I just have warm sunny places surrounded by bright blue seas on my mind 🤔🤗

      2. That is very amazing to hear and it is so awesome that you are so excited by your holiday! I can tell you this, you are not the only one with sunshine and seasides on your mind. I would even add a gentle sea breeze that warmly and gently caresses the face. You are going to have an amazing trip!

      3. Haha! I do nto think you are along in that 😉 Usually summers are much busier here than winter, which inevitably makes me wish for winter at some point too. Wishing you all the best for the holidays!

    1. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful name for the vase and I love your description for it;. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  6. Oh, I love this vase. 💙💗The colours are glorious…the pinky-blue hue is my favourite so far. I have two name suggestions:
    Cerulean Skies at Sunrise
    Teardrop Explodes

    The first in tribute to the dawning glory of those colours: https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/gallery/spectacular-sunrise-over-bristol-3387398
    The second pays its respects to its shape. I snaffled it from The Teardrop Explodes. The name of a band whose lyrics are pure poetry; their name was taken from a panel in a Daredevil comic book, which feels fitting for the pop art lushness of those hues.

    1. Thank you for your kind comment and beautiful suggestions! I took a look at the picture and you are right, it really does have the colours of the vase in it! I was taken a bit a back. Art imitating life or something of the sort came to my mind 😉 nI also want to check out the band, because I love music that is pure poetry. So good for the soul. Thank you so much for participating and hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thank you for sharing your suggestion. I love the name, it always reminds me of a scene from the movie ‘A Wonderful Life’ 😉 I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

    1. Thank you so much for suggesting such a beautiful name and for participating in the Name that Vase. I hope you are well and wishing you all the best for the season.

    1. I like prosaic and I like both of your suggestions. Your second one reminded me of a close friend who is enchanting and a lovely human 😉 I hope you are well and have a wonderful weekend.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment and participating in Name that Vase! You have chosen a very beautiful name. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  7. I’m feeling a winter morning. Maybe a Siberian sunrise?

    Sunrise on Snow

    We awaken gently
    Clear skies and frostbitten ground
    Crisp vibrancy exciting us
    As our spirits sing to the blue
    For Winter brings life
    In the secret, hidden things.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful piece of writing for the Name that Vase post! I really appreciate you taking the time to write this piece and comment. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and a holiday season full of joy!

  8. I’d call it TEARS OF HEAVEN in that sky drop Jar that holds the tears of God for each of us. Blue is the colour of our global roof, our heritage of sky. It is the essence of emotion, and containment, but what I’m feeling is a Jar of heaven that turns tears to the Dew it returns with, every morning.

    1. Thank you for sharing such a thoughtful and beautiful comment about this piece and I love the way you are conceptualizing it. From our tears spring the life giving dew that nourishes life!
      I hope you have a beautiful week ahead!

      1. If you’ve seen my earlier msg, could I post another pic of your vase with yr title’Every vase has a story.’ With link back, full credit to you. Not as promoting ‘Name that vase’ post, but the essence of that blue vase.

      2. Absolutely! That is very kind of you. Sorry for not replying earlier, have been running errands all day

      3. Yes! What a beautiful post and thank you so very much for sharing one of my little creations! Wishing you much bliss and joy!

  9. You’re red, but you’re blue.
    I can’t think, have so much to do.
    Wrapping presents, decorating the tree,
    Finish the cooking, like a busy bee.
    The countdown starts, Santa’s on the way.
    Arranging milk and cookies on his special tray.
    Somethings amiss, need to impress old Nick
    Let me think, a centerpiece, but not the candlestick.
    Yes. I know the vase will do,
    With festive colours red and blue,
    But this pottery vase is more than a mere raku.
    You’re an angel in disguise, your name is ‘Hullabaloo’.

    Cheers, Merry Christmas.
    Susan Mehr 🙂

    1. Merry Christmas Susan! I love this poem, so seasonal and topical for me at the moment. I was literally making a list of my unfinished holiday tasks before settling in to reading these beautiful comments on wordpress. You are all making the December edition of Name that Vase tough for me, which I love! So much talent and creativity in this wonderful wordpress community!
      I hope your Christmas is full of much peace, love and joy 😉

  10. This vase is just gorgeous! I adore these colors, too! I also gave the challenge a try. Here’s my poem!

    “Ocean Ocarina”
    A mermaid suffering from the throes
    Of unrequited love, fled back home,
    Deep under the sea
    As she swam, her tears streamed down,
    Collecting and spiraling
    Into translucent pearls of sorrow
    Eventually, those gems melded together
    Into an ocean ocarina,
    Resting at the very bottom

    1. Thank you so very much for participating in our December Name that Vase! I really appreciate you taking the time to do so and your verykind words. You know what I love? Ocarinas and your beautiful poem!
      Wishing you and yours all the best for an amazing 2020 filled with lots of love and happiness!

      1. Of course! I was happy to participate! It was really fun, and I look forward to doing so again. Thank you so much for the kind words and well wishes! I’m very glad you enjoyed my poem! I’m wishing the same for you and yours! Thanks again! 😊

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