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.
I submit “Andromeda’s Genesis”
There was something about the pattern on that made me think of the birth of a galaxy, perhaps of all creation. I did a search online and discovered a picture jarringly similar, of the large emission nebula IC 1396 in Cepheus.
Here’s the picture:
I continued down the rabbit hole and found the story of Cepheus & Cassiopeia and what they did to their daughter Andromeda before Perseus saved her.
Forgive the free verse – I normally avoid poetry.
Clay spun out
in a spiral nebulae
Who with Cassiopeia
She finds how worthless family can be
They sacrifice her
for the sins of the mother
Yet saved by Perseus,
she spends eternity with her hero in the sky.
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!
And if you like this glaze, there are a few others items in it as well, including these two Christmas ornaments!
Looking forward to reading your submissions!
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