The word Thursday is derived from Old English Þūnresdæg and Middle English Thuresday (with loss of -n-, first in northern dialects, from influence of Old Norse Þórsdagr) meaning “Thor’s Day”. It was named after the Norse god of Thunder, Thor.
And so we have Thor’s Day.
So what day could be better day than that of Thor to reminisce about ‘Thor’s Veil,” which happens to be the name for this vase.
“Thor’s Veil” tells the curious tale of cross dressing gods, an attempted force marriage, a missing hammer, giants and a wedding you will be happy you missed. Thrym, a giant, stole Thor’s hammer and would not return it unless he was allowed to marry Freyja. What was Thor to do? Dress up as a bride of course with Loki the trickster in tow as his handmaiden. Giants must have bad eyesight as they bought the disguise regardless of the many jokes from Loki alluding to the brides manliness.
I guess Thor was no RuPaul.
Our story ends with Thor killing his groom and all the guests in attendance.
Good thing he did not have to go through his wedding night with a giant.
Ouch. That would probably hurt.
A number of these vases are also written about in our first book, “A Potter’s Dream: Myths and Legends” which collects stories across cultures and centuries, adapting them to our pottery with wit, love, compassion and joy. “A Potter’s Dream: Myths and Legends” is a decidedly modern take (as seen above) on the traditional topics of pottery, healing, community – and what it means to be human – all interwoven with the magic of raku and stunning pottery.
Wow, this vase is incredibly attractive! Those colors are gorgeous and the textures, too! Well done! 🙂
Thank you Mike! 🙏
All your work is beautiful! Amazing color combinations and workpersonship.
Thank you! that is very kind of you to share 🙏 I hope you are keeping well today!
I absolutely love that you name your beautiful creations and give them a life story. 🥰
Thank you! Often the names come from the vases themselves after meditating on the piece with the vase in front of me
Thank you Pejj! 🙏
I enjoy thinking of Thursday as Thor’s Day. “Thor’s Veil” sounds like a potential Marvel plot. Love the vase colors and shape. Cheers
Perhaps it could be! I wonder who would direct that version hmmm 🙂 Glad you like it and thank you 🙏
Love the painting and the vase. 😍
Thank you! (for the vase, as I did not make the painting!) 🙂 Hope you are keeping well, Middager! 🙏
Vase is pretty too. Thanks for your reply.
not a problem! It can take some time to get caught up on comments, so I appreciate your reply! 🙏
Appreciate your instant reply too.