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.
Summer photos of raku pottery ‘in situ’ around the stufio and the garden!
Storms may rage around you, the darkness may come, but the sun shall return. Remember to reach for the sky, to keep sending out new branches to explore further and feel the light of the world and keep finding new opportunities for growth.
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.
As some of you may know from my previous post, this week I completed my first pit firing. This ancient technique is the first used by man to fire pottery.