Name That Vase – July 2020

It’s time to share our winner and feature another vase in need of a name! 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 congratulate last month’s winner thedumbestblogger for their name and write-up! Congratulations!


Brunhilde. It’s solid, elegant, and perhaps slightly German looking.

The below is taken from Wikipedia

Also known as Brunhilda or Brynhild (Old Norse: Brynhildr, Middle High German: Brünhilt, Modern German: Brünhild or Brünhilde), is a powerful female figure from Germanic heroic legend. She may have her origins in the Visigothic princess Brunhilda of Austrasia.

In the Norse tradition, Brunhild is a shieldmaiden or valkyrie, who appears as a main character in the Völsunga saga and some Eddic poems treating the same events. In the continental Germanic tradition, where she is a central character in the Nibelungenlied, she is a powerful Amazon-like queen. In both traditions, she is instrumental in bringing about the death of the hero Sigurd or Siegfried after he deceives her into marrying the Burgundian king Gunther or Gunnar. In both traditions, the immediate cause for her desire to have Sigurd murdered is a quarrel with the hero’s wife, Gudrun or Kriemhild. In the Scandinavian tradition, but not in the continental tradition, Brunhild kills herself after Sigurd’s death.

Richard Wagner made Brunhild (as Brünnhilde) an important character in his opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. The majority of modern conceptions of the figure have been inspired or influenced by Wagner’s depiction.

Brunhild has been called “the paramount figure of Germanic legend.”

And into our new month!

Here is our vase for this month:

Please add what you think the name should be for this month’s vase and any associated poetry or story in the comments below. I look forward to reading all your great ideas!

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  1. The name Horus was the first thing in my mind when I saw this vase. Because of the colour. The blue(s) of the sky.
    Old Egyptian God Horus was the God of the Sky, the Sun, Protection, Healing and Kingdom.
    These times do need Horus.

    The month of July brings something new,
    Not just a vase, a vessel with poise.
    The shape is sleek, the depth of colour unique,
    new and serene, TranscendentalTurquoise.

    1. I am so sorry, being new to all this I thought I would see the name of the person who left the like when I clicked, instead I appear to have liked myself, I am so embarrassed.

      1. Oh gosh its ok! Its not a problem at all. Ive done the same thing 🙂

  3. Thinking… I see a child facing a mountain in the first view and blue but more as turquoise… A traded thing on the jade trade of the inca through mexican arrays of land. Hmn…thinking….

    1. Name
      Teotleco Caxtolli Omome
      The 17th day the gods return

      Mumbo jumbo with links

      Thealchemists studio July offer name this pot
      Turquoise colored with a hint of a figure seemingly in fog against a tall mountain.

      Xihutecuhtli is the lord of fire,

      The mountain, pico de orizaba, as veracruz is close

      and turquoise unlike my taught notions seems with modern data to originate from and be paid as tribute out of veracruz not arizona

      Return of the gods
      Comprising the 20 day month ish period in aztec times and measurements

      Goddess of stones,Itztli,second%20Lord%20of%20the%20Night.

      As time is depicted as to is place
      This pot through turquoise his history unraveling seems to conjure the name
      A heaven of reward in eternal spring – from those who perished of water.
      To understand that scene
      Flooding orizaba river mountain journey after turquoise a boy drowns trying to appease the gods
      Is it just
      Teotleco Caxtolli Omome

    1. Ahh that is a wonderful memory having once lived in a misty valley. Thanks for your submission, Tish!

    1. Thanks, Angela! I am glad you added Caribbean, as around here, the Ocean is quite brown due to the turbidity of the Bay of Fundy tides!

  4. Fields of the Sky

    The lines on the vase
    Are hedges and paths around
    The fields of the sky

    Sky people travel
    Along the lines, pause to breathe,
    Dazed by the blue glaze

    The dots are deep wells
    Where fresh memories gather
    Dew from rising dreams.

    1. how I would love to go visit! One day when Covid has passed. Azores really is a gorgeous word.

  5. oh well done everyone 🙂 Brunhilde is perfect for last months “name this vase”… for this months vase the first word that come into my head when looking at it was “Periwinkle” because of the color… the word has no particular meaning to me… it’s just such a joyous word and makes me smile… 🙂 Have a fantastic day everyone… stay safe always…

    1. Thank you and you too! Periwinkle makes me smile as well! It sounds so cute and small.

    1. The second person to suggest mist! There could be something to this! Thank you, Eugenia!

  6. Brunhilde is perfect! The coppery color and sturdy shape look a bit like armor, a good match for a former Valkyrie!

    This new vase makes me think of quiet, rippling water. Might I suggest Saraswati? Her name means “pooling water” and she is known for wisdom, poetry, and soothing music. The image of her seated on a lotus in a pool of tranquil water fits so well with the bright yet calming blue of the glaze.

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