It’s time to share our winner and feature another vase in need of a name! Welcome to ‘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’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.
So it turns out that Surtsey the volcanic island was named after Surtr, a fire jötunn or giant from Norse mythology! Surtr is foretold as being a major figure during the events of Ragnarök; carrying his bright sword, he will go to battle against the Æsir, he will do battle with the major god Freyr, and afterward the flames that he brings forth will engulf the Earth.