Ishtar Vase
Ishtar Vase
Ishtar Vase
Ishtar Vase
Ishtar Vase
Ishtar Vase
Ishtar Vase
Handsel Mondays

Ishtar Vase

Regular price $75.00 $0.00 Unit price per

Hand built with a white stoneware clay, under glazed with beige, and carved imagery of Inanna/ Ishtar's face, her whip, and the moon phases. 5.5inches tall x 8 inches wide

According to Mesopotamian mythology, Inanna/ Ishtar was the goddess of love, sex, and war. She is famously impulsive and rash, can beat her father at drinking games, eschews societal norms, knocked down a mountain because she felt threatened by it, and never followed a rule she didn't agree with. Her temple priests were men who took female names and attire, gender neutral, or homosexual. She was believed to turn men into women and to worship her in a temple meant you were likely engaging in an orgy complete with whips and safe words. She's a fighter, the furthest thing from a people pleaser, wont yield to society or others expectations and celebrates and is celebrated by queer and kinky folks.  

These vases were all a huge experiment and foray into a new type of pottery. They’re all a little imperfect (cosmetic cracks). But given their symbolism and the time that went into them, I’m going to sell them for $75 for each smaller sized vase and donate all $75 to charities that embody their figure’s characteristics. The sales for Ishtar will go to the Trevor Project to create safe spaces and celebratory environments for the queer youth.

Each item is microwave, dishwasher, and of course food safe! I do my best to use recycled materials in shipping to cut down on waste for the benefit of the planet!


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