Name That Vase – March 2021

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 time’s winner Peter J. King for their name and write-up!



below a cloudless sky
the island shimmers
like a green leaf floating
on an azure sea —
and further down,
beneath the mountain ranges
and the fertile plains,
the heat-hazed salt lake
and the ancient stone remains,
lies rich metallic bounty
that once gave this place its name.

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.

Looking forward to reading your submissions!

If you have coronavirus on mind (as so many of us do right now) please check out this helpful post, B-B-B Bye Corona, Self-Care In The Time of Pandemic.


  1. I’m thinking Surtsea, (not sure of spelling), an island that built itself up overnight (volcanic) that appeared almost overnight as a volcanic cone made of black ash? I think it happened in the 1960’s. The wave shape on the pot and the coppery colours make me think of magma sizzling in a boiling sea.

  2. My vote for the name is Regrowth. The play of colors, and even the texturing, reminds me a lot of what happens after a wildfire has swept through an area. Darkened, nutrient enriched soil gives way to new life in erratic spots of green. Then too, after a dormant winter, spring unfolds its spread in the first brushes of green.

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