🤜 Thursday Throwdown October 2021 🤛

Wrapping up October with this Month’s Battle Of The Vases!

It’s vase-to-vase combat like you have never seen before!

How it works: We share two vases and YOU vote which is your favourite! The winner will then move on to the next round to face another competitor!

Last time, Iris En Ciel and Make It Work battled to the death!
Your vote has determined that

Tim Gunn is taking his vase back to the dressing room!

Make It Work$88
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🤜 The Series so far 🤛

Gorgeous Vases of No Contact Wrestling

We have a 2 against 1 situation
this time around!

Can Iris en ciel stay high up in the sky?

Or will it be time to RAin Bow out?

You Decide!

Venus and Adonis
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A random kiss so hot it could have happened on Venus. The kind of kiss that burns so hot, it leaves a mark! So break out your chapstick and sun screen, because thinks are about to get steamy, as we tell the tale of this raku pottery vase pairing ‘Venus & Adonis‘.

This kiss was so hot, it could have only happened between two vases in a raku fired reduction. We specialize in raku pottery, and part of that process involves removing vases from the kiln at around 1000 degrees, while the glaze is still molten.

When things are as hot as that

One needs protection from the heat, and even still I’ve singed the hair off my knuckles. Estheticians every where must be jealous of my secret trick for hair removal.

Pieces are then placed in a reduction bin, and everything needs to happen at a steady, yet frantic pace. In my last firing, two vases made contact during this process. Fortunately, I realized my mistake, and was able to separate ‘Venus & Adonis‘ before they were locked in a permanent embrace.

Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who has experienced a kiss so hot that it is etched on yourself, much like this mythological vase pairing
Venus & Adonis‘.

Iris En Ciel
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Iris en Ciel’, tells the tale of sisters on opposite sides of a war, loyalty to the gods, travel by rainbow, and a goddess with a sweet tooth who was a messenger that would give the postal service a run for their money while bringing your prayers to the gods.

Fraternal twins Iris and her sister Arke, would both born to be messengers to the gods, but would have very different fates. Iris would remain loyal to the Olympian gods. Her sister Arke would choose to get mixed up with the wrong crowd. She would become messenger for the Titans in what would be their losing war against the gods of Olympus.

This mistake would cost Arke her wings and earn her ticket to the Titan prison known as Tartarus. Tartarus was a deep dark dungeon in the underworld. Not a very nice place, but she got off lightly compared to another Titan whose story we have told.

Iris, however, would not waver in her loyalty to the Olympian gods. She would remain their messenger. It was thought that she had a rainbow coat and used it to create rainbows to travel from place to place. In between what must have been her exhaustive duties as messenger for the rather high maintenance gods of Olympus, Iris would still find time for her other duties. Clearly the winged goddess knew the plight of a working woman!

Iris also helped humans connect with the gods. She assisted by bringing people’s prayers to the gods, and sometimes even intervening herself on someone’s behalf to their benefit.

Those in the know were aware that Iris had a sweet tooth. She really loved date squares, and those who were wise to this morsel of information would leave her a sweet honey cake. Have a prayer you want answered?

Better get baking!

Who will be your victor? Be sure to get your vote by adding it in a comment BELOW!

Their fate is now in your hands!

We will share the winner (and update from last Time) next month

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment. Halloween was pretty quiet around here. We had lots of rain and wind, so not many trick or treaters. Our one neighbour goes all out and they had quite the display and I think we ate too much candy! How was your Halloween Nidhika?

      1. Oh — I hope the winds didn’t played bad there ? I hope they were smooth-sound and safer. Sometimes the winds are too tough. Good to know– I saw a Hollywood celerity with green skin and alian ears. Mine– watched all the Halloween cartoons and jokes going around on net.

  1. As much as I like Venus and Adonis and their brilliantly contrasting colors, there’s just something about Iris en Ciel that calls to me. Perhaps its iridescence? Its smooth lines? I have to go with Iris en Ciel. 🙂

    1. Thanks for your vote Mike! I hope you are doing well and your week is off to a great start!

    1. Karen! How are you! Are the Fall colours out where you are? I recall last year you had such lovely pictures of Fall. I need to get back and check my IG again and see some of your beautiful part of the world. I hope you are doing well!

    1. Thanks for taking the time to vote. Two on one for the win for you! I hope all is well and you are having a wonderful week thus far!

  2. The story behind your Venus and Adonis is so perfect for the pair! And wow, it highlights just how dangerous your work is. It goes without saying, but please do take care of yourself, good Alchemist!
    But I still must vote for Iris en Ciel. She is just so very lovely. Whenever I imagine Iris, I think of the image from the film Fantasia, after the storm in the Pastoral: her hair and robes streaming out behind her in glowing rainbow colors…The iridescence of your vase fits perfectly (and the word itself comes from Iris 🙂

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