Name That Vase – September 2021

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.

This month we have a very special vase for your naming, but first we must congratulate our previous winner Chris Ludke for their name and write-up!



You could call it “The Canal” or be specific about what canal because it looks like desert on both sides, so maybe “Suez”. I’ve never been there.

Thanks Chris! While we have also never been to the Suez Canal, we thought the name really fit while also connecting it to a historically (and currently!) important part of the world. In so many ways, whomever controlled the Suez Canal, controls trade in much of the world!

In fact, the Suez Crisis is part of Canadian History back in 1956 and is seen to have helped bring Canada’s peacemaker role more to the forefront and the modern invention of peacekeeping by then Prime Minister Lester B. Perarson.

You can read more on the Suez Crisis (from the Canadian Encyclopedia) here or watch this video of a ship stuck in the Suez Canal in March!

A combination of peace and history with a bit of absurdity thrown in.

Pretty perfect for a raku vase from
The Alchemist’s Studio I would say!

Suez – $98
Shipping Included in Canada and US

And into our new month!

What do you think
this vase should be named?

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!

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