What happens when Gods war? Our next vase ‘The Pillar of Atlas’ is named after a legendary rebel who chose the wrong side in a war among Gods, an unusually cruel punishment, and a final look that would stop anyone in their tracks.
Our celestial vase ‘Delphinus’ Light’ today tells the tale of a certain mammal’s coincidental road to stardom, a fleeing bride and a god who won’t take no for an answer.
This mythical utopia is considered to be an earthly paradise where the inhabitants ages very slowly and are practically immortal. People here are fabled to live hundreds of years beyond an ordinary lifespan.
This raku pottery vase, ‘The Flight of Icarus’, tells the tale of the fabled flight of Icarus and serves as a cautionary tale for those who think they know better than their father. It also tells the tale of a foolish king and continuing on in the face of grief and the loss of a loved one.
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.