Name that Vase! Here 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. And this month, the chosen name and associated writing will be unveiled at my upcoming art show that opens at the end of this month!
Today our vase tells the tale of an exceptional deity among the pantheons of ancient gods. Amaterasu is one of the few female solar gods. Her full name means ‘Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven’ and she is one of the principal gods in the Shinto religion.
Our latest raku vase – lovingly known as ‘Ogopogo’.
The Ogopogo, also known as N’ha-a-itk (Salish), is reported to like in Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. Ogopogo is commonly described as a 40 – 50 foot long sea monster resembling the extinct Basilosaurus.
In honour of the return of ‘Game of Thrones’ this vase is named ‘Mother of Dragons’ after Daenrys Targaryen. Motherhood is always challenging, but imagine trying to raise three willful dragons. The daycare costs alone must cost a fortune and imagine trying to hire a nanny, though Arya may be a suitable candidate, and possible future sister-in-law.
As 2018 draws to a close, I am in the midst of my annual review of the year, and it was a good one, but a CHALLENGING one. Here is a list of what I consider to be my top five creative accomplishments.
“The Brahmanda” is a raku vase that tells the tale of the Vedic and cross cultural story of the cosmic egg.
Diana’s Hunt’ is a raku vase with quite the tale attached to it which includes giving someone a tail.