What Can You Do With Crocodile Tears?

It has been awhile since I have written a vase story! After completing my book ‘A Potter’s Dream: Myths & Legends’ I guess I needed a break.

Our vase story today, called Sobek’s Tears, tells the story of an aggressive and fearless god who not only controlled the waters of the Nile, but also suffered from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). As the Egyptian god of fertility and water he was both adored and feared, for he could often side with chaos.

As Sobek was busy helping to create the world and laying eggs along what would be the banks of the Nile, his sweat would become the mighty river. Good thing there was not yet a pill for that.

90’s Dance Anthem to Sobek?

Sobek was thought to protect both the Pharoah and even some of the gods. It is thought that he assisted the venerable Isis during the childbirth of Horus. He also saved Horus’ four children in his net when they emerged from a lotus flower in the Nile.

This may explain why temple complexes devoted to him often had their own pond, complete with their own crocodile that was fed milk and honey and the choicest cuts of meat. Move over Cleopatra! Tick-Tock the crocodile from Peter Pan (not the social media platform) must feel jealous they did not end up in an ancient Egyptian temple.

What do you think of my latest vase and the story of Sobek? It seemed like a timely one to post as we go into spring and start the seeds from the garden. Hopefully Sobek is feeling extra fertile this year πŸ˜‰

I am also happy to announce a giveaway that we will be doing here at the pottery. Some of you may know that we have a newsletter that we send out a few times a year to keep people updated on our latest creations and special offers.

Once we hit 300 subscribers, we will be drawing for two prizes that will include a copy of our book β€˜A Potters Dream: Myths & Legends’ an art print and piece of jewelery for one of the lucky winners. You can subscribe to our Newsletter by clicking here. Don’t worry, if you are already a subscriber, you are automatically entered.


    1. I am glad to hear that you did not start a river! πŸ™‚ hope you are well and keeping safe

    1. haha! I see what you did there! You just made me smile, and I think that is bluetiful too, even if I am not a smurf πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you for your kind words! I am glad you like them and hope you are well and keeping safe,

    1. Thank you so much for your very kind comment! It means a lot and I appreciate that! Wishing you all the best!

    1. Thank you for your kind comment. I was going for a little biut of word play there with the title of this story πŸ˜‰ I hope you are well and sending good wishes.

    1. That is very cool! That is one of the reasons why I love raku. You can look at a piece and see different things each time. I hope you are well and staying safe!

    1. Thank you! When I was young I was very interested in Egyptology and archaeology. Must have had something to do with the Indiana Jones movies. Wishing you and yours all the best!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment! I hope that you are all safe and well and weathering the storm. Sending good energy your way!

    1. You are very welcome and thank you for taking the time to make a kind comment. I hope that you are well and staying safe and healthy!

  1. Thank you my powerful poetess friend! Wishing you and yours good health, Stay safe and well!

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