Name That Vase – August 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 ceridwensilverhart for their name and write-up! Congratulations!


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.


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. I suggest “Abalone Sky” for this powerful “vase-for-all-seasons,” and I wrote this poem for it.

    abalone sky
    Polynesian pearl in sunshine
    silken snow melting
    bronze leaf clusters on smoke tree
    wet branches that feel satisfied

    by Lynda McKinney Lambert

  2. I feel an undeniably masculine vibe from this vibrant vase, so my suggestion is Achelous, the Greek patron god of the “silver-swirling” Achelous River, the largest river in Greece. He was the son of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. He was also said to be the father of the Sirens.

    1. Ooh that is a great name! Thank you for sharing it with the backstory! Hope you are keeping well

  3. Merlyn’s Cup.
    While on his travels ,Merlyn wanted a drink of water. But alas! No cup could be found. So Merlyn took a handful of the morning fog,shaped it in his hands. Finally he polished it up ,much likeyou’d polish an apple on your shirt. He dipped it in water,drank it,& poof! Blew the cup away like the fog it was

  4. Boca de Rios (mouth of rivers) is my name for the vase because the opening looks like a mouth.

    rivers flow onward

    swift journeys lead to somewhere

    widened horizons

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