Available – $98

Surtsey was our March 2021 Name That Vase winner as named by the one and only Christine Mallaband Brown!

Don’t forget to get your entry in now for the latest vase here.


I’m thinking Surtsea, (not sure of spelling), an island that built itself up overnight (volcanic) that appeared almost overnight as a volcanic cone made of black ash? I think it happened in the 1960’s. The wave shape on the pot and the coppery colours make me think of magma sizzling in a boiling sea.

So it turns out that Surtsey the volcanic island was named after Surtr, a fire jötunn or giant from Norse mythology! Surtr is foretold as being a major figure during the events of Ragnarök; carrying his bright sword, he will go to battle against the Æsir, he will do battle with the major god Freyr, and afterward the flames that he brings forth will engulf the Earth.

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

Surtsey – $98
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