First Piece After the End of the Series
When I finished the series I needed one more piece to fill the final kiln load to be fired. Poseidon’s Epiphany was the piece chosen. When I brought this piece to a group naming event, it emerged that all felt it had to do with an old Greek myth about the founding of Athens. It seems there was a great contest to name the City and Poseidon vied with Athena to name it. The gods then said that whichever of the two could come up with the greatest contribution to humankind would win the naming rights. Poseidon went first and created the horse, the quintessential animal of war. All the gods were amazed and thought he could not be beat. Then Athena created the olive tree, symbol of peace and prosperity in the Middle East for ages and won the contest. Thus the piece represented a hope that the purpose of the Rosecrans series was being fulfilled.