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Bernard Leach, Fish Vase, 1973-4

When Bernard Leach created his ceramics he thought about what they would be used for as well as what they looked like.  His decorations of fish, deer, birds and natural forms often tell a story.  He was inspired by Japan and their traditional tea ceremonies.

Now imagine you are at a tea party. Can you describe the party? What games are you playing? Is there any music and dancing? What party food is laid out on the table?  Maybe the plates, cups and jugs have special designs on them.  What could they be?

fish vase

374 stories about “Bernard Leach, Fish Vase, 1973-4”

  1. molly, age 13, from england

    Bernard Leach was admiring his work and then he left for his very important meeting and a man came and stole his work and the police court him and then he was arrested the end

  2. navneet.choori, age 20, from lundun

    there once lived 4 fishes, coke, banana, yum and tum. and a famous writer called makhakni who loved to pait

  3. bonnie, age 55, from shralanka

    one day there was an old lady, her toilet broke so she went to the store to buy a new one but all they had was this old vase so she bought that and that is what she used at a toiley the end

  4. Eben, age 5, from UK England

    Once upon a time there was a great, great museum called Tate. One day it was Tate’s 203rd birthday on September the 23rd. They celebrated for 24 hours from 12:00 am September 23rd to 12:00 am September 24th. They had more intresting things and more toys in the gift shop, it’s just TOO MUCH fun!. There was a little girl aged 17. Her name was Poppy. She had 2 little sisters named Flower and Chloe, Chloe was 7 and a half and Flower was 4 and a quarter. Poppy had 1 little baby brother aged 11 months. His name was Dan. They had fun at the tate too.

    The End

  5. Wilkotron, age 12, from england

    Bernard Returned home from work to finish his masterpeice, after a while he and went to sleep but in the middle of the night four fishes came into his workshop and finished it off for him then they jumped up and stuck there selfs on it the end

  6. adriana, age 11, from barcelona

    once apon a time there was a farm with so many details no one wanted to go in becuase it was haunted , they herd a family move away a year ago but they actually died there with madness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Eleanor Guy, age 12, from Guernsey, Channel Islands

    At the tea-party there was one object everyone admired; the Fish Vase. Bernard Leach made this in 1973. The fish design was asspired by the Japanese design.
    So at the tea party every body sat down to eat there brunch, it was much admired by the people. One of the people was a man called Mr.Harold Wade, he was a collector of clay art so he bought of Bernard Leach. When Harold died he left it to his great nephew; Mr. Adam Turner, he then donated it to an art museum because none of his family wanted it. So from that day forward it has been passed to one museum to another.

  8. Yasmin, age 7, from Londen

    there once was a varse that lived in a park a girl fund it then she cept it and evrey day she will locke at it and fingcke and fingcke THE END

  9. Roxanne Eplgrave, age 11, from England,shrewbury,morris close

    1923
    There was once a young boy who was called John wanted to learn how to do pottery. He always used to watch someone do pottery. One day John asked the man ”can you teach me how to do pottery please”.
    The man replied ”em if your mum + dad let you”. He ran home and jumped in excitement and screamed in his mums face ”can i have at go at doing some pottery please”.
    Johns mum looked shocked and asked ” if you want but someone has to help you ”.
    john replied ”someone is helping me ,he is called robin he is a famous pottery maker”.
    ”go on then do what your heart tells you to do”. said his mum Bella

    He tried it and he was excellent at doing it.
    1929
    He did it through his life
    He got famous for doing pottery and then a couple of years later he died.

  10. brayden, age 9, from georga

    this fish bowl rolled out of the bilding bernard leach was working on it and got stolen the next day the police came to the crook’s house and got arested

  11. evie, age 6, from uk

    the walruses are swimming

  12. caitlin, age 10, from wales

    there were fish long ago but as things have to happen they died, =( so they had a vase to rember the fish that died long ago .

  13. Daniel, age 11, from notttingham england

    A man in black shoes stole this from tate in london he thought this was a ordinary vase,he was mistaken.The vase carried a curse! who ever stole the vase got punished even if they touched it.10 years later in tate art gallery the man tried to steal a mona lisa painting and a van Goth panting ‘the sunflowers ‘ and the alarm rang and he got court and got arrest for it .Now who ever comes tate they never touch it because they knew what may happpen

  14. Rimaz, age 9, from England

    Once there was a old gran and she was very old.
    Her husband bought her this lovely and glamourous vase.
    The gran loved it so much she drawn fishes on it beacuse her husband was a fisherman. But when she fell ill she was all alone in the hospital beacuse her husband wasn’t alowed to go inside.

  15. analine, age 10, from england

    one day a man bought some fish for his tank and he wanted to make them a gift so he did and made them a vase with all four of them on it.

  16. ramla, age 7, from london

    This art makes me want to make me cry but mostly it makes me stear at it all day for 1 weak am

  17. Sam, age 12, from England

    As I sat and thought about what to get my sister for her birthday , I saw a fish jump out of the pond and go back in . I though about my sisters love for flowers and fishes . That’s when I had the idea , I’ll make her a vase to put her flowers in with fishes on them . The fishes would be as if they just jump out of a sea or pond . And I will make them in her favourite colour , Blue !!! I jumped out of bed and went out of my bedroom to get started !!!! I looked back , just in time to see another fish jumping out . I smiled and closed the door behind me , with a soft thud .

  18. paige, age 8, from england

    The Hungry Dragon.
    One sunny day there was a little boy named elvis.He had just woke up from his bouncy bed.He dreamt of being a singer like elvis presley.So one day he was singing suspicios minds in his elvis bedroom.When his mum came skipping in.She was so happy because……Elvis’s body gards had been driving past and heard him singing.They invited him to elvis’s concert the next night.With his mum and dad.He was over the moon.He was 13 now but he still loved him.So the next night he put on his best white shirt.But instead of just wearing a shirt.He got his gigantic sticker and it looked like the bird he had on the back of his shirt.He done his hair and was ready to go. But he never invited his girlfriend who loved elvis to.But he could’nt kick out his parents.So he just left it knowing that she would’nt find out anyway.So of he went in his posh red lambergini.When he got there he realised that he had front row tickets.So they sat down and got a smoothie each.At the end he got to go up on the stage.He sang a song that he loved.But as every one was going a massive dragon flew in at ate everyone and everything including the famous elvis.But the only people it did’nt eat was the non famous elvis and his mum and dad.But it shrank into a girl it was elvis’s girlfriend.He shouted at her and gave her a good roast in.They had a fight and elvis won.He liked fighting a bit asswell.his girlfriend was dead.But he was ok he got another kind loving girlfriend (not that the last one was loving anyway.) but lived happly ever after.

  19. joana, age 7, from nigeria

    this is for a tyep of celebration

  20. Zaria Baker from Robert Emmet, age 9, from USA,Chicago

    I was invited to a tea party. So I hurried and went there. The place was made of blue marbles and black rocks with gold dust running through the whole floor and the hallways. It smelled like newspapers and burning tea. It was a lot of things going on. Then, a young lady that looked like she was about 10 or 11, grabbed my coat and seated me at a table were people was playing a variety of games. I was playing a Monoploy board game with a 8 year old girl. She had blonde hair, ponytails,braces,pink glasses, red shoes with plaid socks, a red and white dress with a red ribbon in her hair. I won the 1st time and 2nd and 3rd. She won the 4th time and the 5th time. Then we danced on the dance floor. The music was a little bit jazz and a little bit hip-hop. Then some of her friends were dancing with us. They were doing the Funky Chicken and we was doing the Crazy Shuffle. Then we had a tap-dance contest. I lost the first time, the 8 year old girl lost the 3rd time and her friends was too tired and they just sat down. Then she pointed out that the food was done and she was a little bit hungry. So was I. So we both sat together and her friends sat next to us too. We had turkey,chicken,potatoes,broccoli,stew,pumpkin,cabbage, and sweet potatoes. For dessert we had Vanilla and Chocolate Cake and Cherry Pie that smelled fresh from the oven. We also drinked tea and Apple Juice. The plates and cups and jugs had special designs on them. The plates had little swirls that looked like circles that had a blueish-greenish color. They had gold glitter on them with little hearts in the swirls. The cups had blue and white lines that looked like someone had painted it by hand. And if you got apple juice or tea on the blue and white designs, it’s like some of the designs will come off and if you touched it, it will be all over your hands. The jugs had green and pink polka-dots that looked like a Christmas tree. It glows in the dark and it smells like limes. The table and table cloth was red and white. It was also plaid. I had fun but it was time for me to go back home. I grabbed my coat and hugged and said goodbye to everyone. My mom had picked me and drove me back home. Before I got in the car, I looked back and saw they 8 year old girl waving. I smiled and waved back. Then I got in the car and I waved even more to the little girl. Then we drove off and hit the roads. I can’t wait to come back next year in January,2011.

    PS: This happened to me in real life. All jokes aside. I’m not joking or laughing.

  21. sabrina, age 11, from england

    i am at this little childs party because it is my sisters birthday i stare all around me as i am playing musical statues i look at the party food, tpyical childs food really little sausages on sticks and bottles of fizzy pop then the music stops on me i frown because it is the last layer so i win the prize, it is a box i am very confused but i acted gratefull because everyone was glaring at me, then i look inside the box later on i see that inside it is a vase…. But wait no just any vase no its a piece by Bernard Leach, Fish Vase, 1973-4 I had seen that in many art books but never in real life before! Then i look at the plates and cups,This is no longer a kids party i am in a teenager party what i say then i turn around and see a birthday banner saying my name on it ,what??? I say then start to feel dizzy and fell to sleep when i woke up i was on a boat huh you dont think this vase is magic????? hmmmm strange

  22. yasmin, age 6, from england

    once upon time there lived a prinsess who lived with her stepmother who was evil one day the stepmother loocked the prinsess in her room and she was hungrey for days and days the stepmother let her out for a minite and she was not allowed to eat but she eat something and her stepmother saw her eat something and she sent her back up to her room.

  23. hannah, age 7, from england

    once up on a time there lived a fairy called fairy twinkle tips .she lived under a mushroom in a fairy ring.one day she was flying to the park when suddenly a crow swooped down and grabed her and flu up to her nest but she lukily flu out of his beak and back on the path

    the end

  24. alisha simpson, age 11, from england

    onec there was a wizard and he had three pet fish one day he had a visiter that inssisted to be turned into fish so the wizard granted his wish but the fish was an evil fish and he went on a rampage so the wizerd had too trap him somewere but before he could he jumped in his fish boul and the wizard didnt know which one he was so the wizard had too trap all off his fishes in a jar but they were in there so long that they became part af the desing so that is how the jar got four fish on it .

  25. daisy, age 8, from england

    Once upon a time there lived a enomous monster called henry.He lived in a deep,cold and dark cave near to the river.Henry looked extremly scary and fierce but he had a very good heart.He lived on his own (exept when its nighttime the spiders and snakes come and make webs and the snakes rattle).One day Henry decided to go for a stroll down the river bank.He was walking for quite a time when he spotted a little girl ballencing on the edge of the river.Henry hid behind a tree for he didnt like being seen incase he scare anyone.After a while he heard a defening scream.He peeked his head out from behind the tree and he saw the pretty young girl slowley fall into the water.He was horrified.Henry leaped into the freezing,cold water.He carefully grabbed the girl and dragged her out of the water.Eventurly the girl woke up and she smiled.You saved my life she said,i am eternaly gratefull,what do you want from me.Henry said nothing darling you run along away from the river bank.No said the girl i must give you somthing.I think i just know said the girl.She said you look ever so lonley why dont i come and visit you every day and visit you, and thats just what they did.They became best friends.Henry was never lonly again.

  26. Aimee, age 12, from england

    bernard was making a cup of tea in the kitchen when a robber stole the artwork for his daughter who wanted a fish bowl for her goldfish 2 days later she found something else and threw it out the window onto the unexpected bernard (looking for something to replace the artwork)who caught it …

  27. HOLLY, age 9, from England

    Bernard Leach was admiring his work and then he left for his very important meeting and a man came and stole his work and the police court him and then he was arreasted.THE END

  28. Chantelle, age 12, from England

    I love to shop for clothes which is what we normally do but todayy mum said its what she wants to do which is look for avase to put hher new flowers in for a new years eve party but after this my mates are all coming round so i will be really happy about that any way we go into a shop full off vases straight away mum runs straight to the back off the shop and theres the vase she has already fallen in love with it its blue and white with four fish’s on it. she loves it so straight away she pays for it she walks out chuffed and i just moan and groan and i pull a really ugly face just when the boyi like fromschool walks past and bursts out laughing i just quickly walk away as red as beetroot!
    when we get home outside our house is already packed up as soon as we get in the house mum leggs it and puts water in the vase and the flowers in and lays them in the middle off the table she loves the vase so much.
    so me and my mates are mucking around upstairs calling the boys from our school when my mate said why dont we call the boy you really like to me so i told them the embarresing story they laugh and do it anyway luckily it goes on to answer machine and we leg it do wn stairs as mum shouts FOOD so we styart eating when im finished i stand up carelessnessly and knock the vase straight off the side every one freezes and mum looks at me with anger she goes red in the face and her eyes go watery she shouts “DO YOU KNOWHOW MUCH THAT COST!” yes mum i do i say it cost £10 then mum gets more angry and says no accturley £75.99 thank you very much so now i am saving all the money i have to pay for a new one she still hates me
    to be continued……

  29. Gabrielle, age 8, from england

    once upon a time long ago there lived a boy called Merlin.

  30. hannah, age 11, from england

    there once was a painter called Bernard he loved creating artwork which would make people think about there life he once made a beautiful vase that had pattens of fish one day he went to a conference meeting when he came back home his art work was missing he did not know were it was he searched everywhere but he could not find it he tried to look at the last place but he could not find it he stated to cry ” i haven’t even published it i thought this would be a master piece but no i cant find” all of the sudden he saw something shining it was his vase it was on top of his car he said to himself that’s weird in the shadows there was a figure he smiled and left the end.

  31. trinity dodds, age 6, from england living in nepal

    This vase looks like it has been carved out of a very big stone and then painted it. I think if I touched the inside it would be rough and if I touched the outside it would be smooth. It looks like it has been painted and the paintings look like they are of stripes and maybe half cat and half dolphins in the water. It looks like it has been washed up on the sea where lots of people have gone and it was buried under the sand and it has washed up from England to Egypt and it looks like it was made almost five hundred years ago. It looks quite new but quite dirty. it looks very beautiful and smooth and very stable if you tip it upside down or the right way round.

  32. Christie Myles, age 13, from scotland

    Bernard Leach was admiring his work and then he left for his very important meeting and a man came and stole his work and the plocie court him and then he was arrested the end.

  33. devin, age 9, from usa

    this is aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmme

  34. Lara, age 10, from England

    Once apon a time four fishes swam in a lake then one day they got grabbed and stuck them on a vase the end

  35. A, age 10, from UK

    A vase of fish stands in the corner of the gallery waiting to have extra fish inside but there it stands lonely with its very artistic features of being handmade, its decoration of deep blue fish swimming around and around the outside of the vase and spots of blue ocean sploshing about around themselves.Alone.No friends.So lonely…

  36. cayleigh, age 10, from london

    Bernard Leach once entred a art compotition with 900 other people and she came 1rst!

  37. bradley FENN, age 11, from england

    when i was 1 i was crying and mum made a car and a man tryed to brake in so
    i made a car and he went.
    i was a light i put my mum on top we was safe.
    i made a d.s it was long tick tock tick tock the same day i went to a car then went home the end

  38. BECKY, age 8, from england

    a young girl about 6teen and shes bouncing down the wall shouting FREEDERMMMMM.

  39. kenny, age 9, from uk

    one day there was a big ocean and in the ocean there was loads of species of blue fish and one day four blue fish smashed in to each other and all that fell was a varse with four blue fish on.

  40. Kimberly, age 8, from England

    There was nothing I could see except frm an empty vase there was nothing to do but stare “WHOOOSSSHHH”I was sucked into the vase it was dark and I couldn’t see a thing all was gone darkness had come to my life sorrow had come.gone even Dead

  41. Joanne, age 11, from England

    One wednesday morning a girl called sophie woke up in a artistic type world……..
    She started falling in love with the world as she got further and fuurther into it, as she got in the middle of the artistic type world she met a boy called jake, she fancied him from her old old school. They did end up being boyfriend and girlfriend but anyway back to the story on the artistic type world…

    That wednesday morning she went into a shop called ART she thought because she was in a imaginary fantasy world she could get anything artistic for free and wanted basically she could think of and she did. At six o’clock she sat in her artistic type bedroom on her bed and started to sketch a picture of her boyfriend jake. When she started to draw her hand started to shake and all of asudden the picture was finished. She thought to herself what a crazy thing just happend.. well anyway she showed her boyfriend the paper of a sketch of him but as he looked at it, it disappeared.

    The next day when they both woke up they thought they should try to draw a fruit ball with a pencil made of plastic this time she drew it herself but still when they showed each other it disappeared. They gave up in the end.

    One day in the week she wished that she could be and artistic girl that drew things herself and was not in an artistic type world….. The wish worked in the morning she was at her normal home and was drawing a proper picture that was of her wonderful boyfriend’s vase… But you never geuss what??… Her boyfriend was a FAIRY hahahaha, but they lived happily ever after until they DIED!

  42. achel, age 8, from Malaysia

    Well once upon a time there was a town called Tate Town. At Tate the most sacred animals were called ”fish”. After 10 years, fishing was introduced and then all the big fishes were caught and made into fish cakes, fish stew and also a traditional meal called ”Fish & Salt”. Then all the people of the town held a BIG party, full of the most delicious fish meals. After the party was over all the baby fish mysteriously died after night fall. The King was so sad that he wanted to make a big memorial placed between his kingdom and Tate. Bernard Leach, the one who saw it was a potter, you see (Bernard didn’t want to fish, he thought it was boring to wait for seconds, minutes then hours, then years! He went to the countryside to get ideas for a painting. He even has an idea for the title, which is The Fish in Tate Town. He was learning to paint.) He told the police, who told the lawyer, who told the King. Bernard made a splendid and giant pot as the memorial. And then a museum that was built in 2004, found the model of the pot and was put into the museum. THE END

  43. shannon, age 2, from england

    this is a good

  44. ramla, age 7, from lodon

    ramla, age 7, from london
    Monday 8 November 2010
    This art makes me want to make me cry but mostly it makes me stear at it all day for 1 weak ama, age 7, from london
    Monday 8 November 2010
    This art makes me want to make me cry but mostly it makes me stear at it all day for 1 weak am

  45. john, age 24, from your mum

    they used to call him motorhead???????

  46. john, age 12, from englandkl

    jeremy whiskar?

  47. annon smith, age 54, from reading

    bernard leach was admiring his work and then he left his very important meeting and a man came and stole his work the police caught him and then he was arrested. there once also lived 4 fishes,coke,banana,yum and tum,and a famous writer called makhanki who loved to pait. one day there was an old lady, her toilet broke so she went to the store to buy a new one but all they had was this old vase so she bought that and that is what she used as a toilet. once upon a time there was a great, great muesum called tate. one day it was tates 203rd birthday on september 23rd. they celebrated for 24 hours from 12:00 am september 23rd to 12:00am september 24th. this fish bowl rolled out of the building bernard leachwas working and it got stolen. the next day the police went to the crooks house and arrested a teacher for stealing what was rightfully hers. the walruses are swimming to their DOOM.

  48. Tanya, age 13, from Singapore

    Lauren was a young girl,who lived with her dad.Her mom had died two years ago,but before she died,on her death bed,she said:”Darling, promise something.No matter how difficult a situation is, be who you are.” And then, Lauren’s mom closed her blue eyes and died. Lauren was heart broken but she remembered her mom’s words. For years, Lauren worked hard. One day, her father came to her. ” Lauren, this vase is for you.”
    He handed her a beautiful ceramic vase with fishes painted on them. ” This Vase represents you. You are just as beautiful as this vase, but you must be like the fishes, doing what you have dreamed for years.” And Lauren did. She became an artist, something that she enjoys doing for a living.

  49. London, age 7, from Silverowl

    Once in a land there was a king and a prinses one day the king dersidid that the prinses was older nuff to get mared but when the prinses herd that she cood not live there she ran and ran until it was so bad The end

  50. rubaiyah zaman, age 12, from birmingham

    i think that i am the best and that i could produce a much bette piece of artwork than this geezer

  51. Kimberly, age 8, from Australia

    One day in a far land knowen as faraway candy land there was a girl her name was Nicole and she was 7 . Each day she would go for a walk on her way back she would check her mailbox, but it would ushaly have nothing in it. when she went inside her father would ask her ” is there any mail today?” and she would reply “no nothing” but one day she came back AND THERE WAS SOMETHING! it was a vase it had paintings of the oacan on it and in the oacan was….. decorations of fish, deer, birds and natural forms when she went inside she told her father that there was nothing uh she lied, when her father found out she got in big troble and got sent away forever and was never to return after she was accused for steling the vase of love now the vase of love made the world go around becaues love makes the world go around.her father was very sad that she was gone but why they sent her away is because the vase broke and she was stuk in prison until she fixed it when she did she (4 years later) returned home andall the love of the world was restored. THE END!!

  52. chelsea, age 10, from swindon

    there was once one fish then there was two then there was three all the fishes had a great life on the pot

  53. amelia, age 11, from swindon

    once apon a time there lived a lovley girl called amelia lewis she was so pretty it was unreall, everyone wanted to be her friend x One day she went down to a market at the bottem of her road to get some fruit for lunch time.when she was down at the market this kind boy called jake godfree and she tsopped and had a littlew chatt with her x
    the end

  54. Holly, age 11, from England

    He was on a ship, a big ship. All of a sudden he saw some fishies not ten but a thousand,millions,billions and probally even more! All of a sudden he had an idea to make a vase with dark blue fish on it .So the next day he got his clay and made this master piece and it is still with us today !

  55. kurt fletcher, age 11, from england

    once lived a magical fish called rainbow and when ever you touched rainbow the special fish then all of you’re problems would go away and all of you’re wishes would come true, but everyone tried to catch the fish but it was’nt in any rivers but it was in a special vase that has’nt been touched for over 1,000 years! a man called bernard leach who was an artist cwas walking through a city called springvalle city when he found this desserted house right in the middle of the city so he thought he would have a quick peek so he went into the house, everything was dusty and messy, apart from this glowing vase so he looked into the vase and he said “could it be is this the legend of the rainbow fish”
    so then he got held of the fish and he said his wish and then for the rest of his life he got rich of his famouse picture the fish vase!

  56. kurt fletcher, age 11, from england

    once in the village was a vase a special vase that could make you’re dreams come true, but everyone tried to find it but no one could until one day there was man who called bernard leach and he was a famouse painter and he knew about the vase so he was looking around a place called megaton when in the middle of know where when he found the vase so he gave in his whish wish , which was to be rich, and he then painted the vase which was very famouse!

    THE END!

  57. Enita, age 10, from England

    there once was a man called Bernard. He never liked art. It was his least favourite subject at school. It was about time he tried it so he made this and earned lots of ca$h. the end.

  58. chelsea, age 10, from england

    there was once was lots of fish the fish died so the vase is to remember the fish from a long time ago. as not a lot of people have the vases to remember them so the make there own like going to a pottery place to make some. i remember the fish in a good way i have fish at home. so i can remember the fish.

  59. bradley, age 11, from engled

    once there was a boy called bradley he all ways
    sleeped in class becuse he was bored and he
    got in trouble becuse he sleeped in class
    he wish school wasnt made and he was king
    one day when he was older he was king . the end

  60. holly morris, age 10, from swindon

    this is a varse and sometimes i get board of it… but it would look nice in my house yeah ok… exuse me um… how much would this flower pot be?

  61. Rasila, age 10, from England- Swindon

    Loving The Vase I Dont SAy Vaze I Say VARZ :P Thanks. Again Love The Varz

  62. niha masood, age 12, from pakistan

    one day there are frogs playing in a sea water and a snake came one frog go to him snake said’i am closely to die i will die soon and i want to make my this day enjoyment frog said’ so you want to enjoy so we will sit on you and you will run the all frogs sit on the snake one by one snake eat all the frogs but how you know he for a while one by one and said to frog that i am very tried i want some food to eat
    frog said what can we do snake said that you give one frog to me this way he eat all the frog
    moral.dont do any bad thing that you fall down in very bad thing
    thankyou

  63. luka v-k, age 7, from england

    once upon u! dont do that. TAKE 2 there was a D.S he looooooooved being played on one day jumed down the shelf he ran & RAN to his owner &… he was played on all night long THE END.

  64. jordan, age 12, from uk

    one beautiful day a pottery artist was thinking of ideas so he went for a walk in the park.he walked past the swings and the ice cream shop, then he sat down on a bench beside the fish pond and watched them .the fish started to jump out of the pond in an order, the artist suddenly came up with an idea.he rushed home and started to draw the piece of artwork, when he was done he started to sculpter it at 3am in the morning!when he was done he displayed it in the window of his shop for 50,000 pounds!

  65. Darren, age 1, from Kazacstan

    A man made a ceramic vase with some fishies on it.
    The vase now has lots of flowers in it.

  66. teresa streeter, age 10, from U.S.A

    Once upon a time there was a poison and it was in water and who ever drank the water turned in to bad people that are called the CRAZIEZ and then they went after people that wernt the bad craziez and they came around with pitch forks and then nobody saw the people who the craziez went after again.

    the end!!!!!!!!!!!!

  67. teresa streeter, age 10, from U.s.a

    Once upon a time there was a boy named auther and he got married to a girl named angie and she got old and died and then the next day they had a funarel and she came out of the cofin and went to hug auther and then the went back to there house and lived a good life and then there was a vampire named edward and bit the man he died and then his girlfriend bella was changed into a vamp by edward and shebit the wife she died and then the vampires lived happily ever after.

    THE END

  68. OLIVIA BROWN, age 10, from VERMONT

    once there were some fish on a vase. They swam in blue water .one day the water turned white. then 2 fish died. then a week later 1 more fish died and there was one fish still alive then a year later the fish had no air left in his gulls . and he went to live with his friend in heven. THE ENNNNNNNNNNNND

  69. EMMA, age 11, from Vermont USA

    once there were 4 fish they were blue they sat on the vase for so long they saw something in the dictance then water came in the vase they were on then water went on them they were wet they felt good after sooooooooooooo long they felt not dry but WET the fish were so happy they wanted toooooooo be wet all the time

  70. daniella, age 12, from australia

    there once was 4 happy blue fish kayla. may, coke and yum yum they where happy fish until a fisher cam ulong and cought and turned them in to tile and made a pot and put them on their

  71. Enita, age 10, from England

    Once upon a time there was a sculptering man called Bernard leach. he made a pot and became very famous the end.

  72. Sabah, age 12, from USA

    Sleek, blue bodies slid through the ocean, whipping up a sea of foam around them. Their tales drove them through the water, rising up above the surface like giant, majestic skyscrapers and crashing down again. Young blue whales raced each other across the Pacific, skidding across the water as they traveled in an endless circle. The chase carried on and on, never ceasing, never slowing. The whales never tired, always splashing through the water in a playful forever.

  73. Chantelle, age 9, from england

    Once there lived a girl called Jade she lived in a farm.

    TO BE CONTIUED.

  74. Emma, age 11, from USA

    This is an interesting painting. The artist did a great job of expressing a wonderful yet simple palate.

  75. Alyssa, age 12, from usa

    In harsh times, the water in the nearby river would go down, leaving the fish no home. Akiki the chief fish told one of the children by the name of Em to create a magical pot, with enough room for his fish. Em did as the Akiki said and constructed a large vase. However, he needed this pot to be distinct so he painted fish on the side. This vase served as a home for all of the fish

  76. amy, age 17, from u.s

    it was wen azda came to life

  77. Jimmy Bobby!, age 10, from America

    This jar.jug has many historical tales.
    Heres one,
    THe blue figures were the items that ruled the world…..the ate anything that went into theyr way,,,theryr after you now!! :)

  78. maria, age 10, from mo

    its a vase

  79. maria, age 10, from mo

    its actualy a fishy vase

  80. Adrianna, age 11, from blackpool

    Once in a land there was a king and a prinses one day the king dersidid that the prinses was older nuff to get mared but when the prinses herd that she cood not live there she ran and ran until it was so bad The end

  81. alicia, age 8, from united kingdom

    when bernard leach made this it was birds deers and under water creatures that inspired him and the japan tea tradition as well as all that he thought what it would be used for and what it would look like for it is’s just like if your at a party what’s it like what games are there this man is a true ledgend

  82. devon, age 9, from england

    4 little whales paintet in a varse you must be crazy if you think its from mars

    do you like that song ?

  83. dannielle, age 12, from englan

    benard leach was admiring pots since he was a child so he decided to make one.he decided that it would be white with a blue pattern.when he died he told his children that he wanted to have his spirt placed in this pot and kept on one of their mantle peice.

  84. Marina, age 11, from Argentina

    There was once a man, called Bernard Leach. He wanted to make a vase but he had a little problem; He didn’t know what to paint on it. So, he went to different places to see if he could get inspiration: He went to a farm, but he didn’t want to paint farm animals, he went to a park, but nothing there inspirated him, he went to a museum, but nothing there insired him. So, poor Bernard, went to a river to see if he could get inspired by something in there, and then, he saw a man fishing and taking a fish out of the water. And then Bernard got inspired by the fish. And then, he rushed to his house and painted fishes on his vase.

    The end

  85. britney, age 11, from northern ireland

    one day a girl was playing with her friends they went up to her roonm and there was a box on her bed with the vase in it. it was a magic vase it done any thing u asked it to it could even do your homework and clean your room it looks just like the vase shown on the picure that is shown above how cool xxxxooooooooxxxxxxxxoooooooooooo

  86. Joanne Broughton, age 13, from England

    Benard Leach was admiring his lovely sculpture of his royal blue fish vase. He was very happy with his work. But there was piece he did not like. This was a fish on the right hand side. So guess what he did he fixed!

  87. connor o rielly, age 13, from england

    bernard leach was an amazing artist.one day he left his latest most magnificent artwork out for the public to see when a man came along and stole it.the police court this man and he was arrested.
    thats pretty much it,
    bye

  88. megan, age 10, from uk

    In the sea there were 4 whales called billy,bobby,rachel and megan.They were all going on an adventure to see if joe the biggist crab in the sea was real.tThey were traveling for 2 days and then they found him.Billy was very scared but he was the littel one so the crab looked very very big.It was 10 meaters high from the ground of the sea.Joe grabed megan and said to her dont worry i wont heart you i need a friend because i am nice but everyone is scared of me.megan felt sorry for him “i will be youre friend”said megan “we all will wont we guys?”.they were a bit worried but then after spending time with joe they got a long with him and were friends.a week later everyone was his friend but one whale called mell wasent.she wasent friends with enyone her other friends sky,tea,shannon and chelcee were joes friend so mell wasent theres.mell was the bully of the sea and was mean to everyone her friends are nice but whaen they are around her they are mean.billy was telling mell that joe is a nice guy.but mell wasent impressed “go away i dont whant to be friends with that weried cra joe”said mell.joe really whanted to be friends with her but she didnt whant to be her friend.the next day joe whaent to see mell and they got along.mell and joe became best friends and mell tured out to be nice to joe but she wasent nice to the others espesaly billy,bobby,rachel and megan.well not everyone is perfect.
    the end

  89. Joanne Broughton, age 13, from England

    Charlottle and Lottie was at an art gallery looking at the royal fish vase by the famous artist Bernard Leach. Lottie said it was boring so she smashed the vase. The Manger Mr Billybob came and said You are under arrest. Lottie said what you are not a police officer. Mr Billybob I am actually and you will be put in prison for life. Do I make myself clear, yes or no I need a striaightforward anwser. YES OR NO??!!! Lottie said Yes I do understand please accept my sincer apolloigies. I am so sorry.

    The end what will happen. Find out after the break in part 2 (two).

  90. courtney cummings, age 11, from texas

    there once was a man who lived in a far away place called fish land where all the art work had fishes on it when this young man named Bernard leach made his art work it was sold in many stores through out the world and thousands of people came from far away places to see him at work he live to be a very weathy man in his lifetime every one loved his art work so they would pay thousands of dollars to see his work then one day he couldnt make any so the people tried to make some their selves but theirs were never as good as his so he told them to suceed try harder then all to try to make perfect the end

  91. nathan, age 9, from UK

    One Day A Boy Went On His Computer And Found A Game Called Tates Gaffiti Art And Made A Very Very Very Good Car And Then He Made Over 100 Pictures Or More He 17 Hes Gunna Be A Good Artist Like Me Im A Good Artist Two Im Going To Make More Storys So I Got Nothing Else Good Bye!

  92. rebecca, age 5, from america

    once opon a time there was a little girl called pizzza. She lived in a pizza hut . She loved eating pizza so much she turned into a pizza and ate herself up.She only had a crumb of her left and she ate the crumb to it was a tiny crumb she ate and lastly she threw up and became vomit.She couldent of ate herself because it would be discusting and she would keep on vomiting.the end

  93. rebecca, age 0, from mexico

    ther was a lady with a baloon head.

  94. rebecca, age 9, from uk

    i enjoy my living.

  95. harry, age 8, from united kingdom

    once upon a time there was a sculpturere called dani now she made a pot with 4 fishes then he brought it in to the mueseum of tate then this gold tablet got brought into the mueseum of tate then that very night everything came to life the end

  96. rebecca, age 8, from uk

    once apon a time in tate there was a fish vase .There was one of the managers who allways does her job right but her head manager does’nt appriciate what she does and then she decided to quit her job.he had no other managers for midnight so he just sat on his chair asleep not nowing there was a burgler around stealing stuff like paintings and models.THERE WAS NOWONE TO BE SEEN EVER AGAIN.THE END

  97. kia, age 12, from bedford

    Once upon a time in a land far away lived a man one day he went to the shop but all of a sudden he slipped and fell over AHHHHHHHHH! he screamed because a shelf fell on top of his head and so he started crying but on the shelf was a vase so he kept the vase HURRAY! he shouted.
    The End
    Awsomist ;D x

  98. Leah, age 10, from England U.K

    It was a sad day down at art land someone had taken all thet stuff from paint to paper .knowone though that people could be so dum but when all seemed to not go well art man came down from his lair up in the sky.art man was the hero of art land he loved to paint art hin self but he also loved to help people aswell,his lair was full of paint,paper also ray guns that shoot out paint.But art man stuff as all gone aswell but knowone knew where his lair was but a group of people knew because this group of people were rich artist they where the most famos artist in all of the world.They was called the paint madness group because they loved to paint so much.so art man went to there house up in art hollywood, he said do you know what has happen to all the art stuff in art land cause you seem to have a lot and know one else has got any but you! the leader of the group said know we don’t so go away becasue i could get you locked up for a very long time so go!! so of he went back to art land.

    Art man said to the people of art land if you want your stuff back listen to me!
    I knew who has got them it the paint madness group they are the only one in the world with paint and paper.We will have to make a trap and i know what we should do now listen very carefuly…
    The next day all of art land was ready for there famous painters.

    It all happen so fast we got all of our stuff back and the famous painters are not so rich nomore because they used all of our stuff and they had to pay us back twice more because this was a bad crime in art land.

    ART MAN DID IT AGAIN!!

  99. SHALAINE, age 11, from ENGLAND

    THIS FISH VASE IS AMAZING

  100. katelin, age 13, from jjhihu

    i love you art

  101. sera, age 12, from england

    my name is sera and i love pink and purple but i would die if i see green lol im the fussit one in my school

  102. christine, age 14, from europe

    Art is an really important hobbie.There are loads of artists around the world which are obviously reallly taleted at art.Too be Honest with u i really enjoy at its something to do but it then gets more interesting as you go along i Love art!

  103. barney and me!, age 9, from sheffield

    me and my dog pal barney went in a fish tank like this < and we went fishing or goosebobles its a new kind of fish you know and…
    we had it for tea!!

    THE END!!!!!!!!!

  104. Nazzy, age 11, from Tamilia

    This Vase know as the Bernard Leach was a Beautiful Vase. Bernard Leach was also Admiring his work and then he left for his very important meeting and a man came and stole his work and the Police saw him and Then he was arrested for Stealing this beautiful vase. Once upon a time there was a great, great museum called Tate. One day it was Tate’s 203rd birthday on September the 23rd. A man in black shoes stole this from tate in london he thought this was a ordinary vase,he was mistaken. When Bernard Leach created his ceramics he thought about what they would be used for as well as what they looked like. His decorations of fish, deer, birds and natural forms often tell a story. He was inspired by Japan and their traditional tea ceremonies. The End!

  105. GREER BILLS, age 11, from USA

    once apon a time there was 4 dolphins!! all of them were brither and sister. they never separated where ever they wentone day as they were swimming they met a shark they didnt know what to do so they stayed still. the shark was staring at them then he started swimming after the 4 dolphins. then the dolphins had a plan to separate into different directions then they confussed the shark!!! they are now safe
    THE END

  106. sheryl fuller, age 8, from england

    this peice of artwork is a fish printed surface vase it is a old peice of artwork and must have been made by a talented pottery maker as you can see.There are three colours on the vase and they are light and dark blue and white.It was made in 1973 and its still around today in 2010.well thats my story .

  107. Frank Furter, age 97, from Barbeque

    Once upon a time there was a vase with fish on it. They were a purty bluey colour. It was made by a guy called something. The End

  108. Emma Dickie, age 7, from Scotland

    Once upon a time there was a cool thing that happend there were six puppys the girl was happy this was here dream she always whanted a puppy but she didint think about six puppys .She ran in the house she told her mum and dad then they went to there aunties and She took the puppys with her cousin went out to play with the dogs and then they went to the park and the six puppys ran about it was a miracle then they went back home then it was bed time for the six puppys and the girl.THE END

  109. Emma Dickie, age 7, from Scotland

    This art is good.

  110. AREEBA WASSEM, age 10, from PAKISTAN

    The jug is shining bright as a sun and dancing like a bun. he talks and walks magic.

  111. MOLLY, age 13, from ENGLAND

    THE MUG MAKES ME LAUGH ALL OF ITS WORK IT IS DONE BY THE COLOR BLUE. IT IS SO BAD AND DUSTY IT LOOKS. IT LOOKS LIKE A HUGE FAILED ARTIST HAD MADE IT .

  112. shaymaa, age 9, from England

    One day there lived an orphan.She was very sad because she had no family.One day she found out that the room she was in had a window.So she opened it and went on an adventure to find a family, because she had enough of being a poor little orphan any more.So she set of with everything she had with her.As she was walking along she saw a big forest so she went in the forest because there was no were else for her to go.Suddenly, she heard rustling noises so she hid behind a very tall tree so that she was not in terrible danger.When she heard that there was silence she walked along the path and as she was walking she saw a boy.The girl waent up to the boy and said.Hello whats your name.this is what the boy said.im anorphan and im lost.Im lost as well and im also an orphan do you want to be my new brother . Sure. and they just lived happily ever after.

  113. Chloe Roberts, age 12, from England

    Once, a long time ago there was man sitting in his rowing boat admiring the calm beautiful lake the boat was floating on, he made some sketches of some fishes he had witnessed in the greatest depths of the water. After a long time of concentration, he sailed back to land. The next day, he thought about painting the fishes onto some kind or ornament…he concluded on a medium sized pasty white vase he found in his attic. He found some navy blue ink inside of his paint basket and started to trace 4 fishes on one side of the vase. He added some speckles of ink around the artwork and 2 thick blue rims around the vase itself. He took a step back and admired the art he had done, he placed it beside his art gallery. After some time, he thought it would be useful to try and get some money out of it, so he sold for a lot of money.

  114. Izzy, age 10, from USA

    The fish swam to India,then back to Germany. They searched this whole time for one thing, love.

  115. georgia bailey, age 11, from uk

    there was once a very old and rusty spacious vase. sat there all alone, left all alone to cry and alone to laugh. the cranky old women sat and stared at it and cried “you are no use to me all you are is a reminder of my husband’s death why should i keep you, all you do is bring bad memorise to me. you no what, i am going to chuck you out right here and right now!”
    “i wouldnt dare i warn you lady all you have ever done to me is sat there and moaned at me, if you do i have no choice but to punish you. i will hunt you down and kill you.”
    echoed the vase.
    “how would you kill me you are just a useless peice of junk plus you dont have any arms or legs,” chuckled the women
    the vase did not reacked but under his breath he smirked. with anger the women flung the door right open and through the vase right into the middle of the road watching it to shatter into millions of peices. swinging the door behind here she peered just to check the vase had gone. fortunatley the delicate vase had gone but the was not a single bit of chiner on the floor. the women did not even relalise but should she have done? floating into the middle of the air, sky turning black the vase magnificently forced back the peices.
    ” i tried to be nice but all you did was bring misery to me.”
    the women crippeling her heart a she sat down in her soft armchair looking up at the sky. her frozen crystel clear eyes slowly shut forever more. the vase remained in his place forever and no body ever bothered him again

  116. Talia, age 10, from England

    Once there was a man called Bernard Leach he decided to visit a art gallery were he was inspired to make art work for a living. AS soon as he got home he started on a beautiful vase. On that vase he painted lots of fish because he had once had fish of his own.

    Once the vase was made and dry he took it to the art gallery explaining how he got into art tghey told him he could put it in the gallery and shortlly after it was named Fish Vase. FRom that day lots of people have been to see the magnificent vase.

  117. shaymaa, age 9, from England

    it was my birthday and in the night we went to my favorite resturant Nandos.The best thing about nandos was the chicken it was very tasty.Sometimes we get gifts in a box like a packet of crayons or maybe paper and pens the end.

  118. Mary, age 14, from uk

    There were four of them. In a deep blue. Two the fish of the heavens, two the fish of the seas. Lost in a land of blank white, so blank they had not noticed its blankness. For they were fish. And did not ponder nor wonder. But stuck to their true functions; the aims and goals life had given them…instinct had given them.

  119. eniatheactor, age 10, from Split

    Once upon a time there was a little girl named Lucy that has been find a old vase.
    She was very curious and all the times happy.
    She wanted to know more about the vase,so she did turn on the computer and started to search.She found out that the vase has been made by Bernard Leach,age 1973-4.She was very happy to find that ,because she could put it to the musem.
    But first she did make a tea party.The guestes wich she has been invited are:old fish Carla,her baby sister Mary and ther mum and dad.The party has begin!It was the best party in the whole world,old vase,the fish plates,cup of a tea…Everything was made from the fish material.Awesome!Everybody are dancing and having fun.And finnaly the food.It wasso delicious!Mmmmmmm!The omelette with nice chesee…The party is over,and everybody go to they homes(in the sea).The little girl Lucy returns the vase and gets 500 dolars for award.
    THE END!!!

  120. evie, age 12, from england

    all ahoye
    as he jumps abord a fine ship called the jopey gill as he sails the red sea
    as the captain shout his orders he suddenly turned around and shouted stop
    as a humungous wave crashed over the ship and they were all abandoned in the middle of the ocean. thats when he found the vase floting and he kept it. a few hours later they were rescued by a group of life guards so thats why he kept the vase he said its something to remind him of that day

  121. alex, age 9, from bleggh

    this is cOoOoOoOoOoOoOl

  122. charlotte, age 9, from england

    there was once 4 fishes my dad put fish food in the tank and one fish eat all the fish food up and there was none left for the 3 fishes so one day my dad got a cheap fish varse for onlie £5.50 at the shepton fish shop wen he got home he put a coupole bits of fish food in the varse for thoese 3 fish and one day all the 3 fishes eat all that fish food out the varse without the outher fish knowing . the next day all the fish woke up and me dad put more fish food in the varse and dad said hang on weres the 4th fish oh dont matter its problay hideing in the tank somewere but it wernt one fish was soooo fat and did not eat any food oh no the fish was so fat because it had eaten the outher fist then the outher fish said i dont like fish food anymore but im hungry so he eat the fat fish and then the outher fish said i dont like fish foood but im hungry and eat the outher fat fish and the one fish that was left said im full this fat fish wont fit in my tummy i will be a lonley fish hwo cares that man might by some more fish one day and not eat eachover so ill just eat the food i get out of the tank the end

  123. Izzwizz98, age 12, from England

    Once there was a girl named Izzy Fox, she had a very big house and a very big family which was great! one day she decided to buy the famous million pound Fish Vase, she had enough money to buy a whole shop of vases, but she wanted the Fish Vase in perticular. She went to the shop and bought it, then took it home and put it in here favorite place- the bathroom. hip hip horaaay! she finally had it…the end!

  124. Audrey Scher, age 7, from london

    I was admiring his work in the gallery it is very good i should think it took a very long time but i suppose its just a gift he made most of his sculptures by carving them and chipping them but if you forgot to somthing and get it wrong it would take alot of efort to mend it and some times you can not mend it wich is very annoying so you should try and get it write if not your in total utter dispair especcialy if its your master piece but some times you can fix them and make then better but somtimes you can make them not your master peice anymore and they might be worthless

  125. ellie, age 13, from england

    Once upon a time there was a great artist who had run out of ideas,so he thought he might go shopping.When he got to the shop he saw lots of vases thats when the man cam up with an idea so he brought the stuff he needed and went home.When he got home he started to paint fishes on a vase so from that day on he never ran out of ideas and he was even more popular than any other artist.

  126. kimmy, age 8, from australia

    one day there was a girl she every morning she went for a walk and on her way back she got the mail but there was nothing there ever one day she got somting and her father saw it it had magical powers.

    the end.

  127. ava, age 10, from OR

    on a summer day a little girl asked her dad ” can you take me to the aquaream?”

    he said yes so she sasid i would like to see the whails and manitys. So they did

    THE END

  128. leoni marsh, age 12, from England

    its patterns swirl and speed with care, and artists work can not be compared with others that you see my art work will not master thee for in my head i can forsee a future bright and clear when i stare this vase high. its wokr will live for all my years and maybe farther still but please remember your love and hate was stored in side of thee.

  129. sophie bretherton, age 8, from england

    Acouple of years a go there was a haunted school a teacher died in the school. Her ashes are in a pot in that very school.

  130. Amelia, age 9, from wales pontypool

    this vase is not any vase it is very beatuful vase with fish on it it very old and valbull so the lady could not buy this vase intill she was rich so she got a job they say in their it can’t be don intill you won she had lots of money in the end and bought her spael vase!! THE END

  131. cassie, age 7, from liverpool

    it was a dark stormy night and in front of me was a big nasty monster! i was fuaiuse. i stormed of and got help! soon i got molly, shes my bestest cousin ever! we tried to kill it but it didnt move!!! soon we found lilly then she slayed it!

  132. adiana, age 9, from Jamiaca

    Once upon a time lived a girl called jadey and she had a crush on a boy called nerry. nerry is 9 years old.
    and jadey is 8 years old.

  133. Artemis, age 12, from Mount Olympus

    Once there was a beautiful ceramic vase, milky white and plain, designed by an artist called Davinci. Athena, my sister and goddess of wisdom and crafts, was inspired by his fantastic inventions so she gave him little gifts like golden goblets and tell him useful things (like next weeks lottery numbers). Davinci had no ideas, and Athena didn’t give him anything. So I, Artemis, form of a 12 year old and goddess of the hunt and the moon, felt sorry for him.

    So one day I sent Davinci a letter to say that I’ll meet him at the Central park in New York for tea.
    At Central park I told Davinci to look into the water and ask him what he could see. He said he could see 4 blue fishes swimming. I nodded, and he thanked me for the inspirations I gave him. He hurried to his workshop to design it.
    After he did he asked me what to do next. I just smiled and said he’d have to wake up the next morning to find out what he should do. The next day he woke up and got very happy for I had completed his design of it. He got famous and Athena gave him a gold mansion to live in. But the thing that made it special is that when you’d look carefully at it you would see the fishes still swimming about.

    The End

  134. lovely, age 7, from uk

    A girl was siting down on tate kids

  135. jacquline, age 9, from usa

    it looks like blue whales

  136. alexandra, age 12, from london, england

    At the party they was plates and cups that made a swishing pattern on the centre of them, but when i looked closely at them they made animals running around, alot of them birds, fish(well in this case the fish was swimming!) also i could see some strange animal looked like a raindeer or even a deer i could never tell the diffrence!!! When i finished peering at the plates i looked up at the wall paper and they was some sort of curling fishtail pattern i sat starring at it as all my friends was having fun this lovely patterny party had made me addicted to art!

  137. chloe, age 12, from uk

    i was sat on the dining room floor thinking of were that pretty vase was from my mum was at work and my dad was upstairs looking at the masterpeice. Last night i was starring at it thinking wether or not to keep it i knew what i would do i would keep it they is only one of these in the world if give it away and want it back its not like i could go buy anotherone from the shopping center for alot of money when its gone its GONE BOOM out of your eyes forever! i decided to keep the reallly lovely vase!

    the end

  138. charlie, age 11, from uk

    the Bernard Leach, Fish Vase

    the story

    this vase was a cruse vase the one’s who stumbled arcorros this vase and said the the world of the world will be cruse on this very spot. on the vase every 3 yrs a fish adds on. and the vase it taken people to become his friends the friends of live !….. the end

  139. bella, age 10, from united kindom

    i think this art pice is like a vase and i think it cost over 400£ so it must of cost a lot and i hope you look at the deatail carefully like i didthank u for reading this

  140. DUDE BOOM7, age 1, from PAKISTAN

    A MAN CAME UP TO ME AND KILLED ME!

    DEAD MAN!

    THE QUICK BOOK

  141. agustina, age 8, from Argentina

    one day a fisherman fell from his boat and sank to the bottom of the sea. A school of dolphings who were passing by rescued him and took him to the shore. Out of gratitude for saving him the fisherman made a beautiful vase and gave it to the dolphins to store their treasures found in the sea.

  142. patrycja, age 10, from england

    A long time ago in the olden days, there was a girl called Lacey who lived with her mother, Sarah and her grandmother, Stephania. It was winter, then snow passed, then melted into wet and sogey water and then snowed agian.It was now 24th, one day to christmas eve in december, Lacey went out to play with her friend Patricia and they bulided a very happy and jolly-snowman.They also knoked on there best friend’s door (Chloe’s and Shope’s also Stephanie’s) and played a snow ball fight.They went to Patricia’s house and had very hot chocolate,which really warmed them up!But then something happened, Lacey’s mum Sarah called her to her home.Stephania’s fish vase broke into thousands and thousands of pecies.Sarah (Lacey’s mum) siad that if that fish vase broke then Stephania (Lacey’s nanny) would lose her life, Lacey fell in tears.One hour later Stephania was dying, she was 95 years old which was a-lot.Stephania took her last breaths and then the sad moments of winter came,it was raining not snowing,Lacey did not celebrate christmas or christmas eve.She hated it,from the moment of her grandmother’s death she hated winter.Winter reminded her of cold bloded death and maybe cold hearted death.Lacey did not play all years passing by and all she wanted to do is wait to her terrifying death. THE END OF THE SAD DEATH STORY

  143. lucas, age 6, from uk

    pirats babosa jack srowd out ding ding the end by lucas

  144. lucas, age 6, from UK

    HELO HORTAN HELO BY HELO CAT HELO BY HELO GRINCH HELO BY HELLO WHOS HI HELO MAYAR HI BY HELO FOX IN SOX HI BY HI SAMI AM HELO EVREY 1

  145. Taylor, age 11, from England

    It was sunset and music could be heard around the village, as jolly people gathered in a big field with a long table for a tea party, and danced and jigged and laughed. It was soon time for tea, so everyone took a seat and carefully held each careful hand crafted cup and fingered the special imprinted and detailed pattern, lovingly and admiringly. People were handed plates, balancing piles on each hand, careful not to smash them – 1970′s slow, crackly music played through the tall brown speakers and on these plates were the same patterns – people with jelly, scones, icecream and all sorts of treats, slowly snacked on their lush food just to see what pattern the plate had. How people were amazed by this very carefully hand crafted pattern!

  146. bell, age 9, from londen derry

    hello my name is bell and i am going to write a story about a fish vase see i like writing storys so here its gos . one day i was walking down the road and i saw this lovely fish vase i went in to the shop and i asked how much the fish vase was the shop keeper said to me it was 100.00 pounds i said could i buy it . the shop keeper said yes i said thank you so much . i went home i sat my fish vase on the window still and sat down to wacth t.v i wacthed this thing about art garrys and that s my story thank you :) bye

  147. sian, age 9, from ENGLAND

    there was a pig and the pig love fish he only ate four fish the owner of the pig made a vase for the pig.The pig was the only pig that could speak so he said”thankyou.”the man was king so he made the pig king!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THE END

  148. Richelle, age 11, from UK

    Once there was a vase just a plain white vase. Bernard leech was going to draw different things on it but one day he went out for a meeting and when he came back there were blue fishes on the vase, no one knows how the fishes got there but people say that the fishes swam out of the sea and jumped onto the vase. No one knows. What do you think?

    THE END :)

  149. miff, age 9, from United Kingdom

    there was a party and it was about who could make the best vase. A man was inspierd by Japiniese people so he mad vase for the party. He made it with all his care and put fish on it. he took it to the party and he won.
    THE END

  150. Gabija, age 10, from England

    One day when magic was invented, there was an old women called ellie and she was petrified that her mean old brother would take away her tridont and leave her with nothing because she was a queen and he was a king and they both wanted to rule the country.After a few years they both had so many weapons and the started fighting the reason they were both trying to kill each other is that there was a hidden globe wich had all the powers they had wanted so they both wanted to find it and be the most powerfull person in the whole world.But when Bernard Leach herd obout this he imidiatly went searching and found the two people fighting so he went and arrested them.Bernard leach had found the special globe and he was the most powerful person in the whole world. THE END!!!

  151. rachel mccardell, age 9, from United States

    i hate haters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  152. jaydee ... x :), age 15, from uk

    there once was a miricale baby , whos name was van g , he became to draw at a young age when he was 3 . his parents was looking at his pictures and relized the pictures was excellent n they new what it was . ( old portraits ) of the vikings and old famous people .

  153. Amelia, age 11, from uk

    There was once a young boy who was called John wanted to learn how to do pottery. He always used to watch someone do pottery. One day John asked the man ”can you teach me how to do pottery please”.
    The man replied ”em if your mum + dad let you”. He ran home and jumped in excitement and screamed in his mums face ”can i have at go at doing some pottery please”.
    Johns mum looked shocked and asked ” if you want but someone has to help you ”.
    john replied ‘’someone is helping me ,he is called robin he is a famous pottery maker”.
    ”go on then do what your heart tells you to do”. said his mum Bella

    He tried it and he was excellent at doing it.
    1929
    He did it through his life
    He got famous for doing pottery and then a couple of years later he died.Bernard Leach was admiring his work and then he left for his very important meeting and a man came and stole his work and the police court him and then he was arrested the end.Once upon a time there was a great, great museum called Tate. One day it was Tate’s 203rd birthday on September the 23rd. They celebrated for 24 hours from 12:00 am September 23rd to 12:00 am September 24th. They had more intresting things and more toys in the gift shop, it’s just TOO MUCH fun!. There was a little girl aged 17. Her name was Poppy. She had 2 little sisters named Flower and Chloe, Chloe was 7 and a half and Flower was 4 and a quarter. Poppy had 1 little baby brother aged 11 months. His name was Dan. They had fun at the tate too.

  154. Amber Morris, age 11, from England

    There was once a young boy who was called John wanted to learn how to do pottery. He always used to watch someone do pottery. One day John asked the man ”can you teach me how to do pottery please”.
    The man replied ”em if your mum + dad let you”. He ran home and jumped in excitement and screamed in his mums face ”can i have at go at doing some pottery please”.
    Johns mum looked shocked and asked ” if you want but someone has to help you ”.
    john replied ‘’someone is helping me ,he is called robin he is a famous pottery maker”.
    ”go on then do what your heart tells you to do”. said his mum Bella

    He tried it and he was excellent at doing it.
    1929
    He did it through his life
    He got famous for doing pottery and then a couple of years later he died.Bernard Leach was admiring his work and then he left for his very important meeting and a man came and stole his work and the police court him and then he was arrested the end.Once upon a time there was a great, great museum called Tate. One day it was Tate’s 203rd birthday on September the 23rd. They celebrated for 24 hours from 12:00 am September 23rd to 12:00 am September 24th. They had more intresting things and more toys in the gift shop, it’s just TOO MUCH fun!. There was a little girl aged 17. Her name was Poppy. She had 2 little sisters named Flower and Chloe, Chloe was 7 and a half and Flower was 4 and a quarter. Poppy had 1 little baby brother aged 11 months. His name was Dan. They had fun at the tate too.this vase is not any vase it is very beatuful vase with fish on it it very old and valbull so the lady could not buy this vase intill she was rich so she got a job they say in their it can’t be don intill you won she had lots of money in the end and bought her spael vase!!once apon a time there lived a lovley girl called amelia lewis she was so pretty it was unreall, everyone wanted to be her friend x One day she went down to a market at the bottem of her road to get some fruit for lunch time.when she was down at the market this kind boy called jake godfree and she tsopped and had a littlew chatt with her xOnce in a land there was a king and a prinses one day the king dersidid that the prinses was older nuff to get mared but when the prinses herd that she cood not live there she ran and ran until it was so bad

  155. shuheb, age 11, from england

    once there was a ghost called the grudge but people thought that it was a myth and one boy found out the myth was true so he stayed up so late and he saw her wonder around the house she saw him and she killed him and no one knew what happend.

  156. emma, age 13, from england

    there once was a fish, named lennie. one day Lennie was swimming along happily, when suddenly, a huge net came and swept him and his friend Louis out of the water. They were put into a bowl of smelly water, which made them tired so they fell asleep.
    When they woke up, they found themselves stuck on a weird vase, next to two other fish – Nemo and Dory.
    the end.

  157. wendy, age 8, from ecuador

    one day there was a monster at the scary house and there was a girl at the scary house and you now what she went to the monster and the monster did nothing the end

  158. sandra, age 8, from poland

    one day i went to a place it was really nice and i went up stairs and i saw a dragon i caun’t belive that i saw a dragon in a bedroom and therre was ervey were fire it was scary sudenlly……..

  159. becky, age 11, from uk

    stories stories stories about a fish thing!!!!!!!1

  160. SALINA, age 11, from birmingham

    there was once a vase that was hauted and caused trouble to every1 who handle it . This is where the story began there once was a little girl that saw a vase in the market she was with her famliy she asked if she can buy it but her parents disagreed but then she fussed and fussed sooo the parents got her the vase and placed it by the window over night the little girl heard noises she felt scared so she went to her parents room but when she opened the door her parents won’t there she went to her brothers room he was not there to when she went down stairs she saw her parents in the vase with her brother she only saw there refection though the vase suddley a hand came a took her into the vase…

    And they all remaind tapped in the vase.

    no one ever saw them again.

    (music plays horriedly)

  161. Salina xox, age 11, from birmingham

    there was once a vase that was hauted and caused trouble to every1 who handle it . This is where the story began there once was a little girl that saw a vase in the market she was with her famliy she asked if she can buy it but her parents disagreed but then she fussed and fussed sooo the parents got her the vase and placed it by the window over night the little girl heard noises she felt scared so she went to her parents room but when she opened the door her parents won’t there she went to her brothers room he was not there to when she went down stairs she saw her parents in the vase with her brother she only saw there refection though the vase suddley a hand came a took her into the vase…

    And they all remaind tapped in the vase.

    no one ever saw them again.

    (music plays horriedly)

  162. Elizabeth, age 10, from USA

    A man made a vase when he was bored. He painted fish on it because he was eating fish. The only reason why it’s famouse is because the man sold it for alot. It has been passed down from generation to generation.

    –0(-_-)0 < monkey ^-^

  163. Faye, age 9, from N.Ireland

    Deep in the ocean lived a family of 4 whales.Two twins and a mum and dad.Mum was good at painting dad was good at doing pottery.The twins were good at making bubbles.It was the twins 11th birthday and mum and dad were worried of what to get them.they’ed had 10 other birthdays,11 was becoming a young lady.They wanted to make it spesial.Mum and dad made a deciesion.They worked soooo hard on it.On the twins birthday night they had the best present of all and the vase with the whole family painted on lay on there hearts forever.

  164. Margaret, age 13, from USA

    the animals where dancing and then they where hungry so they ate each other.

  165. amal, age 9, from umm england

    It looks qwite old and rusty while new because you would think that it was old and would look funny but it doesnt and i like the cool fishes on it. So its cool.bye love you thomas

  166. al, age 6, from england

    one day me and my mum was off to the shop whan i so a vase in the windo it had blue dolfins on it i went in the shop and ake the lady if i cude have a look than i got my money out i will give you a £1 ok so i went out to mum mum mum i shed look what i got for gran or you are so cande so me and mum set off for grans whan i shed mum mum i have gone and laft grans vase on the counter in the shop we will go back i fach it for rand to morrow thay got to grans house she was not in the laft a note saying HELLO I HAVE JUST GONE TO THE SHOPS FOR SOME EGGS FOR THE TEA el was so happy maybe she migh see the vase and pick it up whan gran got in the had a blue bag in her hand is this mine gran shed el or thaxe you and thay all lived happly ever afet

  167. ALESHA, age 7, from Eangland

    Once there was a little girl called lucy.One day she got lost at the beach.She was calling HELP !!! HELP!!!

  168. kelly.read, age 9, from england

    Ons up on a time there was a terufying runour whot honted the vilidg below and the runour came from the horrifying,demend carsel. That was up on the hill fo deth that thay thort was abanded but…realy sumone or somethink.litht there it was…A 15 hedid dragon that was a peat of the deth but then… drathed fight hade gust begun.

  169. kelly.read, age 9, from england

    dratheds fite had just begun .So he bateld hise way out of the boushis and trees that wour wraping wround him and slaying ole the bestes that wor cklooring at him. biy the time he got threw the medevel forist he was so weack that he coud bele stand. but he matrtchd in to the lear of the deth.but drathed clost hes iyse and swong…3 heads of the bestes until it hite medevel viktem in to oblivion.

  170. Abby, age 12, from England

    I don’t know what to put so I’ll just put anything. A long time ago I was walking with my brother on the way home from school (I hate school) and we fell down a well, I know it doesn’t sound very realistic but hey it’s only a story not real, and we were down there for ten minutes and someone shouted down to us “I’ll help you” so we waited five minutes for him to call emergency services and then they finally arrived and me and my brother were able to escape the horrible place and then we went home, told our parents what happened then we continued the day as if it was normal then the next day when we went back to school everyone was talking about us because someone from the school press had seen what happened and had put the story in the newspaper for the entire school to see and they had included things that were so not true, like that we were stuck down there for hours screaming for help, yeah right they are such big liars. Never trust the press and that’s a warning!! OK, bye now xx

  171. Esther Harris, age 10, from UK

    Bernard Leach was sitting in his artshop trying to think of what to paint next.
    “Oh, damn this stupid painting career, I give up!” he said frustratingly.

    What could have become for Bernard Leach?

    You decide!!!

  172. Grace,, age 5, from England.

    A long time ago there lived a Princess And her Cat .the Princesses Name was called Melody. They lived in a Castle the outside was Beautiful With roses and Everything great said the princess the cat said miaow oh no said Melody the king was cross with her and sent her to bed the cat was sorry so the cat told the king of the king fownd it verry funny hahaha said the king melody did the same as her daddy she went hahaha hehehehehehe said the cat The princess sang a beautiful song and it went like this larlarlarlarlarlarlarlarlarlarlarlarlarlarlar the cat smild i love that song thort the cat so the cat sang the same song as the princess the princess got married and lived haply ever after.

  173. ramla, age 10, from london,england

    This might an odinery peice. But inside nobody feels the pasion.

  174. dynasty margereta romero, age 9, from pennsylvania

    One day i went to a friends party her name was Janki what kinds of things were on the table?their was indian food pizza also chips and plates with spoons and forks with cups also cold drinks. true story the end.

  175. shampaine, age 11, from nv

    i love my family so much they are nice to me

  176. higuy12, age 9, from worksop,england

    most people dont care about fish i do
    some people dont care about nature but i do
    i love this story it breaks my hart but i dont care

  177. Phyre Rutherford-power, age 12, from england

    2 great blue whales swam the ocean, side by side
    but they always found themselves back at the begining
    the same place
    just to whales

  178. JODIE BOUCHER, age 10, from NORTH ENGLAND

    ONCE THERE LIVED A BOY CALLED JAY AND A GIRL CALLED JODIE ONE DAY THE DISCOVERD A VASE THEY TOOK IT INSIDE. LATER THAT NIGHT SOME ONE CAME AND TOOK THE VASE………. THE NEXT MORNING IT RETURNED ALL WREKED

  179. daniel peach, age 12, from united kingdom

    one day there was a man in his house and he was making a vase but no ordanary vase no, he found out that the shop who sold him the clay to mould this vase had fallen from space, and the clay was really a alien who had camoflashed itself so no one will think that it is from space so this man was moulding it when suddenly the clay grew arms and legs then the biggest nose he had EVER seen, he let out a massive scream, but then the lump of clay started to scream to and then it started to run away, when he finnaly caught the lump of clay, he relised that it was an alien he fainted, when he woke up he had relisided that the alien was gone, so he searched the city top to bottom and then he finally found him hiding in a bin, and the alien said ship crashed on beach, sunk under sand, so the man took the alien to the beach with a metal detector and he found his ship they opened the lid and it was full of sand so the man got a hoover and sucked all of the sand out so he put the alien back in his ship and sent him on his way again.

    THE END

  180. sharna, age 11, from southend

    Once upon a time there lived a stunning prince who who was kind to all- but one day when an old lady who looked ghastly, horrific, rather shocking to the prince.
    The petryfying woman needed someone to shelter from an outraging storm but the foolish prince rejected her so she took his most precious item (the vase) after she turned into a gorgeous princess, plus she stabbed the prince in the back turned him over and he had a volcano of blood and guts shoot out of his now torn open stomach like a huge foutain or a tiny waterful.
    THE END

  181. emily, age 10, from england

    a girl walks into a forest then suddenly…..BAM,she falls in a very strange hole that brings her to very extrordinary place filled with wonderful candy. So,one bye one
    she takes bites out of them but then it was getting a little late so she leaves but then she wakes up to finding herself it was only a dream THE END.thats my story now here’s bernad leaches,
    bernard leach was admiaring his work then suddenly….a man stole it and so the police chased him then they court him they arrested him and he was sent to prison
    THE END

  182. matty!, age 9, from metro city

    Type your story here…

  183. louis, age 9, from u.k

    i lick it

  184. Anam, age 6, from england

    once upon a time thier lived a fish vase.one day a robber stole it in the police staton the police found out the robber.

  185. MILEY, age 10, from lONDON

    One magical day when the sun was hight Miley and Alexandra walked carefully throught the forest incase that there was somethink hiding by the trees. suddently Miley aproched a vasun will a desing of dolphins on it where this have came from thought the childrenj maybe somethink was there with them but what was it a humen or … The next day the children went out again but this time there vasune wasent there eny more “maybe someone found it and tooked it home” wispered Alexandra but who tooked it who mayed walked throught this forest …

  186. Iulia Moraru, age 11, from England,London,Chingford

    One very Rainy morning there was a Girl called Katy she loves fishing while she went to Change in her school uinform she heard a sudden ”BANG!” Then she Ran doesnt stairs to see what happend when she looked up she saw a Cat that made such a big mess she cleaned everything up then made her lunch for school as the school bus came she got in and went to school, Katy Loved school when she got into the classroom she said to her teacher miss.Sami, ” Are we going swimming today?”
    Miss.Sami said Sure we Are The Whole Of Year 6 are going but we are going to the Ocean and we are gonna have alot of lifeguards and floaty stuff so dont be scared, Katy was sooooo scared she was shivering then she told her friends all about it,
    When they had to get changed for swimming she put her Colourfull Nice Pink Polkadot Swim suit, Then they went on the bus to the ocean when she got in the water she was happy then she got her diving suit and went underwater with the class and teacher for a sudden, Katy found a fish bowl she looked at it and it said it was made in 1680, Katy was soo suprised she jumped straight up with the bowl and Shouted ”WOW THIS IS COOL!”
    Everyone cheered She was soo happy and not scared anymore and wanted to come next monday she was exited about it and she said to her shelf its the best day of her life!! shes RICH WOOOOOOOOOOOOH
    The End of The Cool story,

  187. nathan, age 12, from england

    this vase used to contain a dealy spirit that was called poo poo nana

  188. evie, age 7, from scotland

    4 whales in the sea the poachers are waiting now all that are left of the whales are this vas they are just for freedom

  189. evie, age 7, from uk

    4 whales are waiting to come alive then one day they do

  190. Elise Watts, age 12, from UK

    The was a man called Tate. He was a lowly farmer with a few cows, sheep and chickens. He soon took up the art of painting vases. To start off with they were just Japenese copies. A year later they became his own design. The fish he had down by the duckpond were blue called Skye, Sea and Whale. Whale was of course the biggest.
    Tate was by the duck pond thinking of an idea for his next materpeice. The three fish popped up and that gave him the next idea. He was to paint his fishy friends on the vase.
    THE END !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  191. Lauren marshall-nichols, age 9, from england

    This fish vase is an inspiring piece of artwork and is very beautifully made and must have taken a long time to make!

  192. nicole, age 9, from london

    A girl called Sarah had climbed a wall when suddenly she saw a beautiful massive castle so she decided to go and knock on the door but as soon as somebody opened the door,she was about to go inside when a giant foot walked out who are you? said the giant i am Sarah, Sarah replied who are you?? the giant replied tom but suddenly Sarah spotted some golden eggs so the giant said would you like to come in said the giant sarah said yes the end

  193. jodie, age 11, from america

    one day two twins were playing catch with an old ball they found they were very poor holly and molly tossed the ball back and fourth untill “whoops! ill go get it” molly said she wandered into the bushes and came across an old house “HEY HOLLY COME QUICK!!!” she exclaimed holly came running towards her ” whats wrong? did you touch poision ivy!!!” she said ” no look” molly said pointing too the house “cool! lets go check it out” sais holly “yes lets” molly agreed as they walked through the doorles arch into the house molly and holly wondered up the stairs and walked into the only room in the whole house in that little room they saw a very old vase with fishes on it” hey lets take it back to mom im sure we can get a few dollers for dinner tonight if we sold it” molly said “good idea”said holly and they carried it back to their small cottage. their mother miss’s linkonburg sent them out too the older version of tate museum for some money too their suprise they got $400 dollers! and they were never poor again

    THE END :-)

  194. fatty head this is me it true storie^^^^^^, age 127, from im tellin the truth

    once upon a time there was a young girl called mia one day mia fell down a hole and landed in a enormus pile of sweets she ate all 10000000000,0000000000000000000000000000,00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000,00000000000000000000 of them and she got very fat she loved being big and fat and all squishy and she wished that when she ate a sweet it came back soshe lived there eating sweets for the rest of her life and got veeery fat and she loved herself so much she lived a very happy super fat life but she made one more wish that she could never die and she became ultra fat and never died and she fekt great and fat she lived happily ever after

  195. imogen-may hammond, age 11, from leicestershire, market harbourough

    as my hands stopped on the brim: they were joined by her silky hands crafting with mine. the vase was the start of our life. as the cold saphfire paint grew old and faint many memories followed. as our children grew older the vase just sat there. as we both tuckedd our granddaughter in bed i kissed her good night as my beloved read her a story.
    all i heard was a cry. the earthquak caused trouble for everyones land and as the vase gave up and fell of the shelf so did my wife. as she left my grandaughters room and headed down stairs that is when it started. half way down to safty the earthquake caused her to loose balence and just as the vase she fell to her last day.
    everyday i talk to that vase as if im talking to her threw the glued cracks. but everyday the vase gets weaker and so do i. just like fiona.

  196. fr, age 15, from england

    bugs are the best because on the vase the people see the a vase

  197. jodie, age 10, from my dog watched me do this

    once there was a young man named bernard leach his mother mrs. leach had a very old vase that was passes down from generation to generation his mother who was 72 gave the vase to bernard he was so happy he jumped around screaming even though he was 23 bernard sat the vase on top of the mantle place next to a few antics his mother had they all went to bed and CRASH BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP aaaaaaahhhh brenard exclaimed he rushed into the living room
    no!!! the vase! it was gone dissapeared with out a trace his mother came galloping in oh no we’ve been robbed the vase is gone! bernard felt awful his mother adored that vase he though.he would do anything too help and then.I KNOW! ill make a new vase one ten times better than the old one so he started making a new vase he made a few plans and made the shape on the vase on his potters wheel it came out great the only problem was that he didnt know how to paint it he hid the vase under his bed for a few days and one day while he was having his morning stroll by the stream and then a pack of four blue fish bobbed up oh hello there! he said and gave them a few peices of bread off his sandwiches
    they gobbled it all up then YES I HAVE MY PAINTING FOR THE VASE THANK YOU BLUE FISHES nad he ran all the way back home he ran up the stairs and started painting when he was finished he gave it too his mother she was thrilled and they lived happilly ever after the end

  198. beth, age 10, from cornwall

    long ago there was a old strory called the little dancer that was then brung to life by one little dancer called lucy she dance like a bird could sing .this little girl had pride in her heart and dident care wkat otheths said.until one day she met a boy calledzack but zack wasent normak he was

    now you finsh my story

  199. Simone Theaker, age 11, from England

    Having attended the momumental house there stood a lanky pot full of leaches

  200. Hannah, age 10, from england

    i shook.It was coming to get me. The beady white eyes on its face gleamed in the sunlight like a shimmering lake in the midnight. It lunged for me…

  201. jasmine, age 7, from taxes

    i think i am gowing to rite this an the news so can you send my money cose i like it so send my a messege

  202. Sue, age 11, from London,England

    As the fish case came alive…..I dropped was this coming true ,Me Bernard Leach a millonare antique cas worth let say im a pretty good dealer with money twice as much as a billon and 99p with 20 pound depoist.Ah,now all that is got to do is adevertise it ,no find out who it belongs to I checked the tag it was mine how ..
    Myestry arrives…………………….

    To be continued

  203. jodie, age 10, from england (timperly)

    once there was a girl and a boy and a bully a mean bully with 2 heads .everyone use to bully the 2 headed person they didn’t know there name its was a girl and a boys head the person use to bully it was a trick they had to find the name or they would hurt them. finally jay and Jodie quest the name it was girl: Lilly boy: Liam ….
    p.S : dont for get its not the end dont forget about my other one name will be my name on this same age and country. from Jodie the writer of this story

  204. lucy oneill, age 10, from nothen irlend

    One day a man was trying to decaret a mans tolet but broke it into a vase shape

  205. Gabrielle, age 8, from england

    When Bernad got home he relised insead of stealing it the thief had smashed it on the floor.So when he found it he called the police and the thief was brought into court.

    THE END.

  206. Marina, age 11, from Argentina

    There was once a fisher. He didn’t had much money, and he didn’t had a profession, or at least he didn’t had the best profession, but he liked what he did. One day, he passed in front of an artist’s work shop. The artist was doing a beautiful vase. The fisher loved thw idea of doing a vase. So, he decided to make one. He did almost all the vase, but there was something that he haven’t done. The vase was white. It had no painting. It was empty. The fisher decided to take his time to figure out what to paint on the vase. One day, he was fishing. It had been a good day and he had cought a lot of fishes. And then, he had an idea. He painted fishes all over the vase.

  207. jake, age 9, from from england

    once upon a time the end.

  208. Miss V, age 11, from England

    They said they could understand.
    They said they could care.
    They said they could love.
    They said they could remember.
    They said they could be petted.
    They said they could be tempted.
    They said they could be evil.
    They said they could be superheroes.

    But they were wrong.

    They are fish.

  209. jake, age 9, from england

    once upon a time there was a little ant called Taylor.One day Taylor went to a dustbin to see if he could find somthing tasty to eat.On his way there he passed a big fox”hello little ant, come and have breakfast in toy staked house”
    “erm…well…i…urm…need…to know what we’re having first”
    “oh we’re going to have a curr(ant) bun”said the fox giggling.”well that does sound nice”
    “yeh ill bet you’ll taste nice”
    “what”!!!
    “oops”
    “ahhh”!!! so he ran all the way to the dustbin “yum yum banana peel chomp chomp”.the end.

  210. tamzin, age 7, from England

    One sunny day a girl calld libby

    libby went to the toilet but the
    toilet was blocked.

  211. Shakesperare assistant, age 12, from London,England

    as it came alive i was s.o.c.k.e.d i diidnt spell propely i meant shocked

  212. alesha, age 8, from new zeland

    well its hard to put it because im 8 i like having you no what

  213. Eve Lily, age 10, from England

    One day an old lady came to the sea, she came across 4 fishes they were brothers and sisters. She took two of them home, and left two in the sea. The next day the woman got rich and the next day a group of people started throwing rubbish in the sea. Ten long years went by, they looked for each other. Days past, the fishes died, but they were pleased they were back together again.
    The end

  214. kaija rea, age 12, from Northern Ireland

    As I sat there,the sweat lashing off of my forehead, Bernard Leach stepped toward me. I swallowed the huge lump of scare and worry in my throat. “Have you seen my brand new art work?” He questioned me. He knew I knew the answer. “Yes.” I answered, truthfully. A few more questions were asked and answered thruthfully. “Did you steal it?” Bernard asked, I took a breath. He could tell I was about to tell a lie. I relaxed. “Yes, yes I stole your art piece because you were becoming great!” He didn’t look pleased. No. He didn’t look pleased at all. Ow! I landed on my elbow bone as his guards threw me out of his chamber. “You child, shall make me a new piece. A better piece!” I sat in the darkness with only the spirits to comfort me. I sat for days, weeks maybe, trying to finish this piece of art for Bernard. At last. I was complete! “You are here to tell me you have an amazing piece to show me? Don’t hide it. Get it out.” Removing the art from the bag the guard smiled in surprise. “Thank-you for your time but this is useless. I don’t need this I can’t use this for anything! I will show you what real art is!” Bernard had made the most delightful vase any human had seen. It was beautiful. The design and time gone into that vase had shown me how I should care for my art. “What do you call this fine vase,Bernard?” Stroking the outside of the vase his eyes peered up at me. “The Fish Vase,” That was all he said. After that he looked back down into his vase and smiled. “You may go.” I nodded and left.
    *PLEASE MAY I STATE THIS STORY IS INCREDIBLY UNTRUE :P*

  215. Livvy, age 10, from england

    an artist called Olivia painted it and she hated it so she threw it to the dog and the dog got angery with it so the dog smashed it, Olivia hated the art work so she didn’t mind. The End.

  216. jess, age 8, from england

    this is a fish vase its blue and white and it probly had fish food in it because he loved fish, its by bernard leach and its a lovly vase

  217. jess, age 8, from england

    i love this vase i think i love it because i have actully got three gold fish
    there names are marble, custdered and fishy.

  218. jessica blythe, age 8, from england

    to molly from england age 13 your so rong about this pot its lovly the artist would go mad if he new what you said about his work!

    dont be rude about his work!!!

    from:jessica

  219. sarah, age 6, from ENGLAND

    I WENT TO A PARTY AND THERE WAS SOME DILISHUS FOOD ON THE TABLE SO I GOBBLED IT ALL UP

  220. hgthytgbtgbt, age 5, from vcb gfnn

    THere once was a little girl who had alot of freckles.on

  221. szahra and lara, age 13, from england

    my friend has braces and he is always keen to look at pictres that look like braces or train tracks. im sure that when they get taken
    #gdgr

  222. aaliyah, age 6, from londen

    one sunny day there was a gril called alca and she hered that tere was a big tea paty she whent to the tea paty and she saw a big tea pot a ….. she took it home. and she used it all the time.

  223. kumudi, age 9, from sri lanka

    I had a very beautiful vas. My mother gave it to me on my 9th birthday. one day when I was playing whith My brother the vas fell down and broken. I got scared since my mother gets angry. I pasted it with father’s super glue. After that I whent to sleep. Next day my mother so it. but she did not bother of it becaus she didnt no it was broken. But i told the truth to my mother.she did not shout at me.I was very happy.

  224. alice gombedza, age 12, from unitedkingdom

    l think art is like a secert thing that you can share your fellings even though you will not be a good artist you can let people know things that they did’t think they were on earth.so l love art l send half my day on art even though l know im bad at it but l also belive that with my god the father of jesus make l will make it

  225. ella-jo, age 7, from unitied kingdom

    benard leach did some good ones

  226. Garrett, age 8, from USA

    Bernard Leach had a creative mind.It looks like a cool vase.I like his art work because it is creative.He worked in Japan in a studo.he was a good man. His art work is colorful.

  227. Maddy, age 8, from U.S.A.

    I think that we are going to be use for drinks and to care stuff in it so we do not have to care a lot of stuff so we will not drop stuff. it can also be use for flower.

  228. Brennan, age 7, from U.S.A

    If I was at a tea party It would be a fun one. I would be playing checkers. other people would be playing outside sports. some people would be dancing. there would be vases there and one would be this one.

  229. Halle, age 7, from u.s.a

    I like this because it is pretty. I also like it because love fish. Iove the colors because it is white and blue. You can use it at a, tea party, party, and work. I think it is a masterpiece. I love this vase.The End.

  230. lulu, age 12, from glasgow

    there once was a young girl called melissa and her mother always wanted to be a witch but the only thing stopping her was her daughter melissa cause the witch law was if one family member didn’t want to be a witch the other family members weren’t aloud too either so lots of years the mother begged melissa to try it for a day but ever time she did melissa said no i dont want to so you cant make me but one day she was so mad at her friends at school she wanted powers to get revenge so she told her mum she wants to be a witch but her mum though she was joking so she asked her to repeat it and she did her mother was so happy they all lived happily together until well thats a other story…….. thanks for reading from lulu

  231. Grace, age 8, from Ame

    Bernard Leach thaught about what his sculptures would be used for as well as what they looked like his decorations of fish,birds,and deer often tell a story it is beitiful I like it it is pretty the fish make me think of the fish in the ocean I like the color of the fish.

  232. Robert, age 7, from U.S.A

    I pick this drawing because I like nature fish too. I love fishing. My favite clore is blue. I love pizza. I like birds too. And it makes me feel like I am in a pond. I like this drawing.

  233. Andrew, age 7, from U.S.A

    it looks old and blue and it looks good and i like the fishs.
    the art work is a good good picture.l wish l had theis in my houes

  234. Victoria, age 11, from England

    There once lived a girl called Vicky and she lived with her grandma. One day, her grandma told her about the amazing fish vase standing in one of her long hallway’s in her mansion.
    ” People say all sorts of things about this vase. Most of them, are legends,” said her grandma.
    “But the story Im going to tell you now, however, is true!”
    “WOW!” Exclaimed Vicky.
    “One day, the vase was found in a cave near a deserted pond. The pond, once, was filled with beautiful fish which were mostly blue. But then one day, they all dissapeared. The vase was all plain and white. People say that the fish dissapeared because someone found the vase, and made them all go onto the vase, which made the beautiful fish on it,” grandma spoke really softly, touching the vase and outlining the fish with her fingers.
    No one, however, found out if that was true or not as the grandma ( along with her grandchild) were executed for making people believe “such teribble fibs”.

  235. Georgia obrien jo, age 8, from northwood

    one painting came a live a miracle had happen amzing amzing the girl said could i dance with u said the painting yes everybody dance whooooooooooh whoooooooooooooooh

    THE END

  236. Carley, age 8, from USA

    This vase reminds me of the ocean. I think that this vase is amazing because it is fun to see artwork made by other people. When Bernard Leach made this vase he thought about nature.

  237. dante, age 8, from usa

    The artist makes grat vases.I like thes vases becuse they look sooooo!Cool do you like vases.they are so cool to me.I can ues it for a party vase it will look aosome!!!!

  238. lesely barker, age 5, from Canada

    once upon a time a little girrafe was walking down the street when he stepped in dog poo and slipped and got eaten by hobo monkey named earl

  239. Holly, age 7, from U.S.A.

    I like the decorachons. The fishies are cool,fun,and createive.It makes me feei i’m out side.I wish those fish were real. But…I feel they are real! Ican make better pantings of fish…maby. One day I was with my Grandma,Mom,and my brothers. I was feeding fish and I fed one fish andother babby fish were fighting one huge cat fish came and ate the food before the babbys. then I threw more food, and the fish jummped and…caught it! I fed a huge cat fish. It is 6 feet as a babby!

  240. connor, age 7, from usa

    This was mad by a artist.He macks pots with difrint desines on it.this pot remids me of dolfins.I think the pots are cool and i like the desines.I like how much detel he puts on it.There is 186 stories about the ,,Bernard Leach,fish vase.

  241. Adem Bayraktar, age 7, from U.S.A.

    When I see the fish it makes me feel happy! It makes me feel like a fish. I just love to eat fish! Fish are cool! Fish are my faverote anamal.I have lots of pet fish! The artest is great! I wonder were the artist got the awsome idea! It would be awsome to be a scubadiver! The vase is so buteuyiefule I cannot beleaive my eyes. I wish I was at the beach right now at the doc caching fish. I wonder what it to be like to be a fish!

  242. zofia12, age 8, from England or Poland

    one day a boy was sitting in his chair next to the table. On the table was a fish vase the boy looked at it he never saw one like it and it was probably his mums so he decided to be naughty he would steal the vase. He quickly took it and ran away far, far away. The minuite his house was no more in sight, he quickly sat down beside a rock and hid till the next day. The next day the air was bitter cold annd the boy decided to go home but were was home? He even woke up in a diffrent place than he went to sleep in! He tried to find a place to hide from the snow which was coming but he couldn’t! then he closed his eyes and held the vase tight and suddenly everything changed! no snow no ice but a hot hot day! He wallked up to a pond wich was close by and magicly the fish from the vase jumped into the pond! “this vase is magical!” and he was right it was.The boy put the vase down and walked a few steps away to see if there was anyone around but unluckily no one was there and he wanted to go home. he quickly ran to the vase and tried holding it really tight but nothing happen then he looked at the fish swimming about then suddenly a big mighty roar was behind him he dropped the vase and it broke!He thought it was the end but as quick as lightning he woke up in his chair he looked at the table and their it was the vase he smiled and the fish smiled back.

  243. lucy, age 8, from England

    once was a man called benared leach who loved art he was really good at art but he wasn’t a artist
    people saw his work and admired it it was wonderful but one day he drew a lovely landscape of Italy it became so popular that it was up in a gallery and thats how he became e an artist

  244. peter whitters, age 8, from england

    one day there was a man called benrd leach. And he hd 7 fish nd a vase. He played with them cruely then the 7 fishesnd the vase all gatherd together and killed benard leach. So he died in 1973 THE END.

  245. amy, age 8, from london

    one day me and my dog went to the park. When i got there i played on the monkey bars and my dog ran around the park. After that we went down to the pound and i played feach with my dog. Wen we were hungry we went to the chipys and i boght chips. I shard my chips with my dog and then it was time to go home.

  246. leea, age 10, from united states

    Can you please tell me what it is. How old is that pot. Where is that pot located in the united states. Is the pot in Kentucky. Who whones the pot do you know who does?

  247. may, age 5, from england

    ther was this wird girl hoo danses lik a ballerena she is very prety.she wor pink and i want to bee a ballerena when i am older!!!

  248. may, age 0, from 3

    <3 :)

  249. noami, age 9, from england

    there was a man who live in Bernard leach he was late for a meeting so he hurry and forgot to shut the door when he got back home all his stuff were lost.

  250. niamh, age 7, from uk

    1 day conis broke and the tate kids helpt put them back togetheer the end.

  251. jade, age 8, from england

    there once was a lady who went to the shops while she was there
    her dog broke the vase she was realy cross. Oops

  252. mile, age 11, from us

    the vase looks very vintage as it is i love it although it looks kinda boring i wish i had one i would buy that no matter how expensive it was!!!!!!

  253. Ellieann, age 10, from England

    Benard Leach is an creative person and can make and decorate beautiful thing.

  254. Emmanuelle and Bujana, age 13, from England

    There was a time when the fish had no tail at all he looked like a blob of scaly skin with gills, fins and googily eyes. Fish was greedy. Whatever any of the other sea creatures had, he wanted. He would steal cat fish’s whiskers and he would even steal shell’s pearl. All of the sea creatures had, had enough of fishe’s greediness.
    A few months passed and all the seacreatures were gathered around starfish who was resting on her rock bed. She had recently come home from her cousin who lived on the other side of the reef. She was wearing a pair of blue scaly pants: “Please Starfish” asked Sponge ” Can I wear those pants?”
    ” I am sorry sponge but you have no legs and the pants would hurt you” replied starfish. Fish had heard of starfish’s pants and wanted them for himself, so he grabbed them off starfish and put them on himself. They squeezed, and squeezed and squeezed him, until he had a tail in the shape of an arrowtail. He could never get out of that shape, and he never again was so greedy. That is why Fish has a tail, and the person who witnessed this happening was Bernard Leach, when he came home he made this pot so that he could remember the story when he was old.

  255. tonipaterson, age 16, from nottingham, england

    Leach was born in Hong Kong, but spent his young adult years in Japan where he came into contact with a group of young Japanese art lovers who called themselves Shirakaba (白樺). Through them he learned about William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement. It was in Japan that Leach began potting under the direction of Shigekichi Urano (Kenzan VI) and befriended a young potter named Shoji Hamada. With Hamada, he set up the Leach Pottery at St. Ives, Cornwall in 1920, including the construction of a traditional Japanese wood burning kiln. The two of them promoted pottery as a combination of Western and Eastern arts and philosophies. In their work they focused on traditional Korean, Japanese and Chinese pottery, in combination with traditional techniques from England and Germany, such as slipware and salt glaze ware. They saw pottery as a combination of art, philosophy, design and craft – even as a greater lifestyle. However, many in the West considered their pottery crude by the refined standards of the day. Publishing A Potter’s Book in 1940 defined Leach’s craft philosophy and techniques, and became his breakthrough to recognition.

    In the 1930s Leach met Mark Tobey, a fellow artist and teacher at Faith. In 1934, Tobey and Leach traveled together through France and Italy, then sailed from Naples to Hong Kong and Shanghai, where they parted company, Leach heading on to Japan. Leach formally joined the Bahá’í Faith in 1940. A pilgrimage to the Bahá’í shrines in Haifa, Israel, during 1954 intensified his feeling that he should do more to unite the East and West by returning to the Orient “to try more honestly to do my work there as a Bahá’í and as an artist.Leach advocated simple and utilitarian forms. His ethical pots stand in opposition to what he called fine art pots, which promoted aesthetic concerns rather than function. Popularized in the 1940s after the publication of A Potter’s Book, his style had lasting influence on counter-culture and modern design in North America during the 1950s and 1960s. Leach ran a modern cooperative workshop which created a catalogue of handmade pottery for the general public. He continued to produce pots which were exhibited as works of art.

    Many potters from all over the world were apprenticed at the Leach Pottery, and spread Leach’s style and beliefs. His British associates and trainees include Michael Cardew, Katherine Pleydell-Bouverie, Nora Braden, David Leach and Michael Leach (his sons), Janet Darnell (whom Leach married, 1956), William Marshall, Sylvia Hardaker, Kenneth Quick and Richard Batterham. His American apprentices include Warren MacKenzie (who likewise influenced many potters through his teaching at the University of Minnesota), Byron Temple, Clary Illian and Jeff Oestrich. He was a major influence on the leading New Zealand potter Len Castle who travelled to London to spend time working with him in the mid-1950s. Many of his Canadian apprentices made up the pottery scene of the Canadian west coast during the 1970s in Vancouver.[citation needed]

    Leach was instrumental in organizing the only International Conference of Potters and Weavers in July 1952 at Dartington Hall, where he had been working and teaching. It included exhibitions of British pottery and textiles since 1920, Mexican folk art, and works by conference participants, among them Shoji Hamada and US-based Bauhaus potter Marguerite Wildenhain. Another important contributor was Japanese aesthetician Soetsu Yanagi, author of The Unknown Craftsman. According to Brent Johnson, “The most important outcome of the conference was that it helped organize the modern studio pottery movement by giving a voice to the people who became its leaders…it gave them [Leach, Hamada and Yanagi] celebrity status…[while] Marguerite Wildenhain emerged from Dartinghall Hall as the most important craft potter in America.He continued to produce work until 1972 and never ended his passion for travelling, which made him a precursor of today’s artistic globalism. He continued to write about ceramics even after losing his eyesight. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London held a major exhibition of his art in 1977. The Leach Pottery still remains open today, accompanied by a museum displaying many pieces by Leach and his students.

  256. trinity, age 7, from americar

    berard lench was just sitting down thinking about his anportant meeting that he had to go to suddenly a big gust of wind came and blow all of his filmllieatting art crafs

  257. lisa, age 14, from nottingham

    one day there was an lady and she had here grand children over to stay but one of the kids was chasing the other 2 kids and knocked the vase over so the lady cryed because her mum gave her it wen she died not long a go so she cryed and cryed and till the pain went away and the children felt really bad so they went out to found another one just like hers .

  258. Amber Douglas, age 9, from england

    Once upon a time there lived a women called Olivia and she lived with her daughter and son. Olivias little niece broke her favourite varse so they went to the store and all there was were clothes shoes and watches but at the very bottom of the store the was only one varse left and that was one of the varses that her little niece had broke so then Olivia asked how much the varse was but she didnt have anough money. so she went home and thought what can i trade for that varse so she give them her laptop, some of her favourite clothes and her greatest greatest phone so she went back to the store and she still didnt have anough money so she thought of giving them her humongous geap so she went back to the store and she finally had enough money to buy the varse so she told her niece to apolagize and she did and they lived happily ever after

    the end.

  259. josh, age 10, from england

    this a vase that is nice LOL :D

  260. josh, age 10, from england

    If your family is like many in the United States, unloading the week’s groceries includes hauling a case or two of bottled water into your home. On your way to a soccer game or activity, it’s easy to grab a cold one right out of the fridge, right?

    But all those plastic bottles use a lot of fossil fuels and pollute the environment. In fact, Americans buy more bottled water than any other nation in the world, adding 29 billion water bottles a year to the problem. In order to make all these bottles, manufacturers use 17 million barrels of crude oil. That’s enough oil to keep a million cars going for twelve months.

    Imagine a water bottle filled a quarter of the way up with oil. That’s about how much oil was needed to produce the bottle.

    So why don’t more people drink water straight from the kitchen faucet? Some people drink bottled water because they think it is better for them than water out of the tap, but that’s not true. In the United States, local governments make sure water from the faucet is safe. There is also growing concern that chemicals in the bottles themselves may leach into the water.

    People love the convenience of bottled water. But maybe if they realized the problems it causes, they would try drinking from a glass at home or carrying water in a refillable steel container instead of plastic.

    Plastic bottle recycling can help—instead of going out with the trash, plastic bottles can be turned into items like carpeting or cozy fleece clothing.

    Unfortunately, for every six water bottles we use, only one makes it to the recycling bin. The rest are sent to landfills. Or, even worse, they end up as trash on the land and in rivers, lakes, and the ocean. Plastic bottles take many hundreds of years to disintegrate.

    Water is good for you, so keep drinking it. But think about how often you use water bottles, and see if you can make a change.

    And yes, you can make a difference. Remember this: Recycling one plastic bottle can save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for six hours.

    Text by joshua midgley

  261. josh, age 10, from england

    There is a mystery of laura Milano the missing girl of london. laura was the priminister’s daughter she was the nicest girl in brittan one day when her father went to a council meeting she was at home all ALONE!! dum dum duuuuum laura thought that there was evil in her house so she checked in the wardrobe and the she shouted evil! eeeeeviiilll so she ran to her bed room and got under her bed BUT laura forgot that under her bed was the evilist place of all so she slowly crawled out from under her be then…..BANG!! her bed room door flung open laura saw a dark figure, and it said to her what are you doing on elm street i own elm street “elm street? the is downig street” laura replied ” oh i must have gone to wrong house sorry! said the dark figure but then he walk off then someone grabbed laura. To be continued

  262. Christie, age 9, from fownhope

    One starry night i was walking in the forest and i heard a howl i whent to turn back but there i saw it was the beast.
    i tried to scream but it took my voice away i tried to move my feet but they were stuck.
    it bit me and all my blood was over flowing they ant nests.
    soon i droped dead and when i woke up i was one of the beast.

  263. Christie, age 9, from fown hope

    When Bernard Leach created his ceramics he thought about what they would be used for as well as what they looked like. His decorations of fish, deer, birds and natural forms often tell a story. He was inspired by Japan and their traditional tea ceremonies.

    Now imagine you are at a tea party. Can you describe the party? What games are you playing? Is there any music and dancing? What party food is laid out on the table? Maybe the plates, cups and jugs have special designs on them. What could they be?

  264. ZUZANNA, age 8, from ENGLAND

    one day a girl was walking down a street and sudanly a whit tiger poped out and rord his mighty roar the girl was petrifid and got eten the end

  265. SUZANNA, age 8, from England

    ONE DAY A MAN WAS WALKING TO PICK UP HIS DATER FROM SCHOOL WHE HE GOT THERE HE NOTEST THAT CHIDREN WER LOOKING AT HIM AND THEN HE LOOKED WHERE THE CHILDREN WERE LOOKING AHD SORE THAT HE FORGOT TO PUT HIS TROWSERS ON AND BUTENUP HIS T-SHIRT SO HE RAN HOME AND GOT IN TRUBEL BECAUSE HE WAS LATE TOPICK UP HIS DATER.

  266. SUZANNA, age 8, from England

    One day a man was walking to pick up his daughter from school when he got there he noticed that children were looking at him and then he looked where the children were looking and saw that he had forgotten to put his trousers on and button up his t-shirt so he ran home and got in trouble because he was late to pick his daughter up.

  267. mariah d, age 11, from cornwall

    pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu pickachu piplup piplup piplup piplup piplup………………….PIPCHU found vase

  268. mariah d, age 11, from bodmin

    fish vase

  269. saarah, age 8, from England

    Once up on a time there lived a witch she was very mean .
    O n tay she came to a casstle and stolle the queens gold .
    The queen was going to party shew said wheres gold.
    she could not find it . The body gard where stood net to the door .The body gards saw the wich come out ofthe casstle.
    They told the queen the queen said have u took my gold she vsaid yes .
    The queen put the wich on the gale . and thy lived happly ever after.

  270. Christine, age 12, from liverpool

    once upon a time, there was a man called Bernard Lee, he went to party to show off the fantastic vase he had made, it had lots of blue fish on it. He went to go dance but when he came back is vase was nowhere to be seen! It seemed that a lady called mary black had stolen it to put her flowers in, soBernard snook into her house and took it back, unfoftunatly he dropped it,and it smashed so he put it back together with sellotape! The end.

  271. sarah, age 19, from england

    i went to london to see some amazing art work when a young man came in with a gun and he took the painting and sold it on the street to a very rich person this man became a billion air and no one got killed in it but they were all very scared.

  272. Maryam, age 11, from England, Nelson

    There was once a young girl, she was just walking down a street on her way back home from school, then suddenly a talking fish came towards her and said “you have to make something that you will remember me by then say to the museum that you found it and it is anntiant, please so i know i will be seen in the future” so she made a varse and gave it to the museum and said that it was anntiant, oviously that was a long time ago so now it realy is anntiant.

  273. chloe, age 0, from england

    once upon a girl there was a girl called chloe and a girl called rose and they had a beatyiful mummy. called alice and a beatyiful nanny called wendy they lived whith there nan called wendy and they loved choclate they whent made when there mummy didt give them choclate and they allso liked ice-cream
    chloe is seven and rose is four there mummy is 23 and there nanny is 42 “hi my name is chloe” “hi my name is rose”

  274. Natasha, age 9, from England

    One day there was a naughtt boy who broke his mums favorite vase what had fish on it he hates fish so thats why he broke it. He was so naughty so that one day he broke another vase what was the newest brand ever! What had fish on it suddent the boy was gone but on the vase!
    You shouldn`t be naughty or then the spell will go on you!!!!!!!!!

  275. Natasha, age 9, from france

    :) :( :) :( :) :P

  276. katie, age 10, from united kingdom

    there was a magic vars there were fishes swimming in the ocean in that vars you can jump in and see that magical world and swin that wonderfull ocean and glance to the people you meet, say hello to them you can meet mermaids people dancing in the oceon mermaids collecting pearls for neclaces

    this is my story

  277. Portuguese Translation, age 0, from US

    Thank you very much for that superb article

  278. Ellie, age 9, from england

    There once lived a group of fish, the group of fish were all girls.They were also sisters that had lost there mum when she got captured and eaten. These little fish were left to fend for them selfs and so they went off to go find some food to eat so they could all stay alive and healthy!

  279. Registry Cleaner, age 0, from US

    Hello! Thank you very much for that enlightening article

  280. katie cleary, age 11, from UK

    1 day i went to the park and played on the swings with my buddy :) it was FUN

    THE END

  281. Chelsey, age 12, from england

    Once there was a beautiful young girl called milly.She lived in the most coolest house of all.Because for milly it didnt matter about all the pretty fairys it mattered about the cool things like,her straightners+her gaming chair she was so popular at her school st.frankreds everyone loved going to her house + having slumber partys but one day her friend gave her a present as she openeed the crinkled black + pink wrapping paper she saw a shiny vase with blue dolphins on it.It was the worst present she had ever got + she dropped it on the floor + ran off in a tantrum and left her friend there in destraut that milly had done such a thing.No-one followed milly because the new that what she had done was very wrong.Lily sat there in tears for a whole hour until milly had finally realised that she was very ungratefull + apologised to lily.Lily forgave milly + understood that she was shocked by the present lily had bought for her.The day after milly +lily went to sir edwards the d.t teacher who very kindly fixed the vase + since that day on the dolphin vase has been on display in pride of place on millys windown ledge.

  282. Sara, age 12, from England

    The rain splashed down and plipped down onto the pond with great might. Puddles of ripples disturbed the tranquil surface with an admirable determination, leaving the underlying lilypads to drift away slowly from the centre of the pond. As the rain poured down splashing up off the stones around the pond, a zinging sound could be heard above the constant pounding of the drumming rain. A vase was sitting in the soft, muddy bedding and bubbled and the water flowed into it. At the bottom, algae glistened against the chipped terracotta, like a beacon in a windy sky. Tiny fish swam around the bottom and the shiny wet surface shone with the reflection of their scale. On the vase, blue fish sat stationery on the dirty white paint like gargoyles on a slate castle roof. Only one fish seemed to stand out from the rest. A gleaming eye ruling the whole of the pond, shining like a might dictator.

  283. jennifer, age 25, from california tx

    once upon i said to my mommy to slap me yes o no

  284. bella, age 7, from kanada

    one day a cat was going to the city .in the way she meet a dog and he ask where are you going?i am going to the city .why are you going ?for some lunch but she was unlucky because the dog catch her and eat her the end!

  285. wafa, age 8, from pakistan

    therewas a bcat who lived in china one day she go out
    for some lunch and forgot to tell his boss and when he came back his home was gone

  286. wafa, age 8, from pakistan

    there was a fish having a fish vase one day she go out and put the vase on the table and closed the door very fastly and the vase broke

  287. oliv, age 11, from earth

    Gingerly I stepped to the crowded dance floor I began to dance. (normally.) I was bewildered at all the other ladies at this tea party they were holding up there dresses and you could see their petticoats. DISGRACEFUL! Also a lot of them weren’t wearing thier stockings and in the corner 5 young women wer cutting their dresses above the knee!

  288. Khndn\, age 89, from Bangladesh

    Once upon a time there was a beautful girl called gabby she was so beautiful she had long bsark brown locks and she went to rushcroft school. One Day while her school was doing a tresaure hunt she found an old vase that belonged to a King In The 1800′a She was so proud of her self as she had found somethign remarkable. But She was quite upset when her teachers tried taking in of her. So She ran far away to never lands with peter pan. THE END

  289. ROOHJA NAJEEB, age 127, from livinia

    :D

  290. wafa, age 9, from pakistan

    my name is wafa and i live in pakistan. i read in beaconhouse school system and i have a cosion her name is siham and she also read in beaconhouse school and our best teacher name mam farhana she is very good and beautiful teacher and i like her to much and we have a music teacher name sir shoab he is very young and very smart too and we have art teacher and she is also my cosion and i love my school very much.by!by!and it is not a story sorry!for this

  291. lucy, age 9, from london

    “here is a vase wich my freind had made from hand i hope that someone in the fucure will find this for me andmy freind aswell!”

    lucy crander

    found this in my room in a drour for REAL!!!!!! she is a lady

    (tis realy is my ansester)
    1694-?

  292. courtney agiadas, age 8, from uk

    the small, patternd vase stood in the quite,steady room

  293. fdhdg, age 127, from hgdhghj

    some man stole it

  294. Lauren, age 11, from United States

    Here is a fish vase. It is as white as heaven and blue as the sea, but who was it made by? Just wait and see. Bearnard Leach was the maker of this! This vase probably tells a story because such things are used for that kind of stuff. He was inspired by Japan to do these things. Now think to your self can you become like Bernard? You can if you just keep your head held high and try your best. Some people might criticize your art work but it doesn’t matter what they say just try your best. Just like Bernard he never gave up!

  295. lailacharlton, age 9, from britain

    once upon a time it was in the middle of 17 hundreds and pirates were in a war to get loads of treasure including this special vase.
    many years back there was a famous pirate called captin fritton and he was having a war with captin pomfry they were worst enemys so they decided to have a second war to win the vase.
    10 hours later, the war began and pirate fritton got his sword and stabbed him.
    so till that day captin fritton becme lord fritton and his name layded there a next four hundred and twenty years and still be for a next four hundred and twenty years.

  296. Abby Rance, age 9, from England

    Once there lived two fishes called Abby and Amelie and they loved living in the sea they played all day until one day an evil shark came and ate them both up in one big gulp. THE END

  297. megan, age 12, from cumnock

    once pon a time there was a young girl that was a beautyful singer but her evil self upsessed mother didnt think so. the next day the young girl went into the village of terabrick and when she gets there she meets a boy and he asked her to sing for him so she didn’t want to disapoint the boy so she sang and the boy was full of happiness he had found the girl he was loking for so he asked her to marry him but the young girl said i will need to ask my mother so the boy gave the girl his adress the girl walked home full of joy but when she got home to tell her mother her other said no it was cause she wanted a huspand for so long and know her daughter was going to get one she was not going to allow it to be so. in the morning the girl woke up walked out the door and went to the boys house to tell him the bad news but the boy would not allow it so he asked the girl to run away with him so thecould be together so the girl tthought this was a good idea so she went home while her mother was stil asleep to get her stuff then he went back to the boy and they went away to a small village called abora and they bought a cottage and they both lived happily ever after.

    the end.

  298. jasmine, age 8, from england

    once open a time lived a girl called lilly she was surthing at a beach and she found shinny stone she took it home to have a look at it . All of a sdden she fell int the stone and landed in a sweet land this is amazing she she side she bumped into a lolly pop hellow it side whats your name lilly thats a nise name we have to save the world someone is trying to rowing our wold ok ill halp you thankyou first of all you have too go into his offis and get his plan ok it side I am going to takeover the wold if thay dont let me i will set the world on fier he had too b

  299. josie, age 6, from united kindom

    i was once in a house but now im in a museum. Im fragile and delecote and ey beutiful im not sure who made me but they artistic and beutiful like me.Im pretty and i love my self.I think im water colours and thats blue and white the end

  300. mollie, age 8, from englond

    one day i bilt a skulter and it was a vase i made it aut of clay and panted it red and the coler was orwedey bluw and that was it and i put some flewers in it and put some wuter on it to and i mad a lid it was black then i went to bed

  301. Madison, age 9, from United States of America

    As he looked at the vase, the fish seemed to swim around in his mind instead of staying painted to the paper where they where, and all at once he was very glad he had bought that vase instead of the purple bird one.

  302. Amelia Gummer, age 9, from England

    A short while ago Pearl was in a antique shop and she saw a vase which had fish on it ‘ that would make a nice mothers day gift’ she thought to herself. She went in a paid for it she could not wait to give it to her mum for mothers day. She had to wrap it but it was to big so she decided to just give it to her while it was uwrapped. ‘I think I will give it to her toda’y. So she did her mum loved it.

  303. lauren, age 12, from manchester

    the famous museum opend with berry luckes famuous work in wich he admierd but then one day berry luckes had to go some where he diddnt tell anyone where he was going but the day after he left some one called michale hawxs broke into the museum and stolen berry luckes famous work and tried to sell it on the market but the police was walking past and glanced at the work and seen the name at the bottom an it said berry luckes and the police looked michale hawx and said you are not berry luckes you are arrasted on surcpison of fake identity if you say anything it may harm your defince in court then they put him in the van and took him to custardy and searched him and put him in a sell and there michale hawx staed for the weekend and then he was let out on bale with a £ 300 pound fine

  304. bob, age 23, from europe

    on a cold winter night. i fell asleep :)

  305. chloe, age 7, from brankell

    once upon a time there lived a girls called chloe and rose. rose is 4 and chloe is 7 and there mummy is called alice and there nanny called wendy there mum was 25 and there nan was 43 one day chloe asked there mum “where are we giong today ” and there mummy said to the natural history musem to look at the past i love histery said chloe i hate history it so boring said rose

  306. loolface, age 9, from england/italy

    there are stupid people over there and they are bugging me. i dont want tea, i want to get out of this silly pretty frock and go to beed. this is stupidddddd and iwanna diee

  307. Ashley W., age 11, from USA

    A white vase with whales sat on the Jone’s kitchen counter. “Mama, how come i can’t put cookies in that big, open jar?” asked Gigi,”Because that holds the secrets, our family secrets.” Gigi just shrugged it off, but Bethany didn’t. She had been peering behind the corner, her mother never talked to her about the vase, mother said it was too dangerous. It was 11:03 pm, her parents sound asleep in their musty bedroom. Bethany tip-toed to the vase and looked inside. A piece of paper shoved inside. She took the piece of paper and read it. 2 cups of olive oil, 1/4 cup of sugar? This was grandma’s old cookie recipe! This was a secret, but not a very important one! How annoyed Bethany was. She just sighed and went back to bed, wondering why mother had been so protective of a dumb cookie recipe! Whatever, at least she knew that the ‘family secrets’ were just about the most disgusting cookie recipe in the world and would never wonder again about it.

    Read more on Bethany and her strange adventures, just click on another piece of art, they aren’t in any specific order, so enjoy

  308. NAMDAM, age 21, from LUTUN

    ONE DAY I WENT TO THE SHOP THERE WAS A BABY IT WAS CRYING SO MUCH THAT I STARTED TO CRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  309. Sophie, age 0, from Scotland

    well, once there was a vase that was hid in a garden in the 1940′s and this year someone dug it up and BAM, peice of modern art ;)

  310. violet, age 7, from england

    once open a time there was a deer called Bambi. He was born in the forest in one of those littlehiddenglades.He stood there,swaying unsteadily on his thin legs.”What a beautiful child,”cried the magpie, perched on a dogwood branch.How amazing to think that he should be able to get right up and walk.Can he run too.”Of course,” replied the mother softly, intergupting her washing of her newly born for a moment.She washed him with her tongue, smoothing his tousled red coat with its fine white spots.Though the forest was alive with the early morning call of birds, the little fawn understood not one word of there conversations.Nor did he smell the rich aroma of the woods.He heard only the soft licking near him.and he smelled nothing but his mother smelled good, and he snuggled up closer to her. ”Bambie, she wispered.”My little Bambie.”

  311. Alice, age 11, from England

    The Vase part 1
    It was a scorching hot day in Greece, when Thalia visited the museum. Walking along the deserted allies of the museum, she spotted a tiny vase encraved with four fish she never saw before. When the darkness fell on Greece, Thalia decided to try and get grasp of the ancient vase. Her heart sank as the laser alarm was set of as she entered the gallery of art. Grabbing for the vase, she felt dizzy. A whirlpool of colours exploded infront of her eyes, and in one brief moment, she was unconcious.
    Waking to a schorching sun on her face, people crouded round her like she was an alien from outerspace. She asked a shocked nearby fishinman (or she thought he was a fishing man because of the salt crystals in his beard), what year it was. The old man’s anwser struck her like an arrow – 600 BC!

    What will happen to Thalia next? Find out in part 2!

  312. Emily, age 12, from England

    There once was a :( he was a sad all the time, :( so then he painted a vase fillied with light blue fishs and lines going aross the vase. He was happy with his work and looked at it hours. his work was beautiful. He loved it and he loved it and loved it!!! And he was never :( again!! And everyday I saw the man he was always :D :)

  313. benjani mwrhanwau, age 34, from zimbabwe

    once there was a hobo doing graffiti on a wall he got fined all his money(£0.32) but they liked his paintings now hes a millionaire

  314. Jasmine, age 9, from England

    I HAD A SHINY VASE. IT WAS PRETTY. I LIKED IT. UNTIL ONE DAY WHEN MY COUSIN CAME TO STAY. SHE WAS CRAZY. SHE KNOCKED IT OVER. IT WAS COMPLETELY SMASHED. I WENT TO THE PERSON WHO MADE THE VASE AND TOLD HIM WHAT HAD HAPPEND. HE MADE A NEW VASE. THE END.

  315. Jasmine Codi Smith, age 9, from England

    THERE WERE FOUR FISH IN A LAKE. SOMEONE IN A SUIT CAME AND STUCK THE FISH ON A VASE. THE END

  316. emma, age 11, from united states

    this creator and artist created fish leaping for joy out of the water the artist was happy

  317. lulu von shmagen, age 45, from new york

    this artist made poop

  318. Barnaby, age 6, from england

    One person decided to make a pot.

  319. Jeremy Poulin, age 11, from Turks and Caicos Islands

    I am not exactly sure what this vase is. It looks like it represents the fragility of the sea. The whales add to the effect of fragility; being close to extinction. I would prefer it to have more colors, or shades, unless it’s supposed to be china glass. I love looking at good art, and I enjoyed this piece.

  320. jasmine, age 10, from england

    there in the window of tate shop the lovely blue and white vase. sam the tea party host say she wishes she could have that then got let her have it

    the end

  321. zodeeeeeeeeeeee, age 100, from mars

    its coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

  322. Stacey, age 8, from america

    Cool! :-)

  323. ashley, age 10, from uk

    this is a cool art work made by bernard leach it is really perrty it is a pot with whales on it and it is for pretty flowers to to put in the the cool pot. it was importan art work too.

  324. eddie comerford, age 5, from enaland

    eddietom went in side that and he said that it was lovey

  325. eddie comerford, age 5, from england

    ilove this thing some body i knew went in side it the end

  326. Jessica, age 8, from liverpool

    Picassos are the best because there is a website. there was a head so it watnted to be someone diffrent so he did.

  327. Marni Rose McFall, age 11, from Uk

    I looked through my upstairs window and saw my Grandmother pacing in her flat .Something was wrong ,she hadnt paced sine Grandad.I decided to go other their so i pulled on my emerald green cable net cardigan ,and slipped on a pair lialic pumpes i’d had since I was nine.
    It took me ten minutes to reach her flat ,she didnt buzz me in so I used my key ,I then sprinted up five flights of stairs and approached her door ,It was open and i could see cigarette packets casulay lying around,amoungst other debree .I came in and there was nothing ,all of her possesions were gone ,all of her antique china ,her moonstones and jewlery .All except for a small ,underwhelming vase .
    “Avrey dear ,oh how stupid I’ve been ,all my things are gone ,why did I do it ?”she groand in pure agony.
    “Why did you do ,all your photos ,why ?”I asked ,I was shaking terrifed of the answer ,she had done some stupid things ,we all had ,but this.
    “I was out of money and the debt collectors they were-”I cut her off ,
    “What did you do with dads things?”I maneged to spit out .
    “Avrey,they were going to take the flat “She said ,she was trying to tye me around her little finger but it wouldnt work .
    “You self absorbed waste of space ! You sold Dad’s things ,I don’t care if you starve to death ,you took all we had ,the glue that was keeping us sane !I hate you, I hate you so much !”I couldn’t breath ,this was horrible I thought I was going to throw up .In my anger I smashed the vase and plunged the jagged pieces of china down my Grandmothers throat
    “Choke on it !”I screamed .I ran ,hot tears streaming down my face ,I came to the river ,and i jumped.

    Later ,after Avrey died everyone she ever knew died trgically ,all because of an undewhelming vase.

  328. Rosie, age 12, from England

    Once the whole world’s population was almost entirely fish. On the few, cold, dry bits of land there where humans an land animals; in the skies ,however, birds soured above all other animals, kings of the world!

    The birds would eat the fish aswell as other small land animals, this upset the fish who believed because there were so many of them they should be higher than the birds. Soon a war broke out!

    A man was watching this war and he knew it woul only end in terror so he, his wife, three sons and his daughter walked out to the fight. The man yelled and screamed at the creatures to stop and they did so. His eldest son mad the fish vase in memory of the battle but also, as a warning of the bad things fighting brings.

  329. zoe, age 9, from Scotland

    Bernard Leach made vases all the time but no one ever bought them.Then he became a vase macker but still no one ever bought his vases.One day a man called Jack came to the town where Bernard lived and bought one of his

  330. pascal, age 11, from england

    There one lived 4 fish one named bandy another named yimmy the next named brill and the last named yummy they all lived together they all enjoyed swimming verry mutch part from one fish bandy he enjoyed painting but he didnt say until one day he said i have a confeshion i dont like swimming i like painting and expressing myself…

  331. Megan, age 7, from USA

    THE CIRCUS FISH

    Once apon a time there was 4 fish. They were in a circus. One girl in the circus named Lily, trained the fish.she The hoola hoops were the same exact color as the fish. She used the color because she said that it helped with training them. The first fishe’s name is Jumper. He is the highest jumper out of all of them. The second fishes name is Blue. Blue is the youngest fish. The third fishe’s name is Frosty. Frosty was named frosty because he was born in the winter and hatched in the winter. The fourth fishes name is Shrimp. They named him that because his favorite food is shrinp! One day Lily’s boss came up to her and he told Lily that they have to perform in a curcus tommorow. Lily was so SUPRISED! Them she told her boss ok, and she started getting all her stuff ready for tommorow. She finnally got every thing ready. It started getting late so she went to bed.

  332. chicken wings, age 127, from rabbit poo

    one day a girl went out to see her rabbit but he was not there “oh no hes ecaped

  333. izzy ice, age 10, from united kingdom

    Once upon a time,Bernard Leaches time to be presise,there was a man who had pet fish.This man was Bernard Leach ,he didn’t just look after the fish he painted pictures of them on pottery.He was a lonely man with no wife ,no children just himself and his fish.He loved his fish dearly, he treated them like he was their father.But one sad day he was diagnosed with cancer and died the next day .
    When he died rumors started ,here are three:
    1)He disintergrated into a puddle of water
    2)He turned into a fish and went to live with his pet fish
    3)He turned into a merman and dived into the sea
    THE END

  334. Zach, age 18, from usa

    This is an ordinary glass used for decor. and it has you drinking from it

  335. Kiera, age 10, from England

    Dear June,
    It’s MAD round here. My 74 year old grandpa just came over to tell me he’s engaged. I mean who would get engaged at 74 ! But I must say she’s alright. Not as Great as my grandpa’s old wife (my gran). She died 30 years after they got married. They got married at 34.
    So anyway the point is, sinse he’s engaged, Him and his new wife are traveling to Bora Bora for 3 weeks, so they asked me to keep an eye on (look after) my grandpa’s fish vase. He says he trusts me to take care off it. I don’t know why he even cares about it at all. Its cracked everywhere, covered in blue fish. he says it’s VERY important. So i can’t loose it.
    I can’t wait until he arives back. The smell of the inside of it makes me throw up. Smells like it’s been lying in a barn for about 300 years. Its been around sinse 1973.
    Anyway I’ve got to put my pen away now and finish this letter. My chicken pie is going to burn.
    Well, I’ll talk again next time I see you.
    Untill then,

    Poppy Bloom. x

    Poppy dropped her pen down on her oak wood table and sighed. ” Ohhh the pie!” she yelled as she rushed into her kitchen.

    That night Poppy was robbed. Alot off things were taken. Including grandpa’s vase. Ohhhh NOOOO.
    Poppy was so upset she couldn’t even pick up the phone to tell her grandpa what had happened. She shivered as she walked slowly outside to tell the police what had happened. ” Are you Poppy Bloom ?” asked one police. His short beard moved in the breeze. ” Yeah. I’m Poppy.” She said. The police took a long look at her and suddenly asked her another question. ” Were you robbed on friday 2nd august on Robbin avenue In Shrewbury?” Poppy felt like she was in a interview. ” Yes, I was.”
    Poppy answered quietly. ” Can you tell us anything about the robbery?” said another police. This time one with a dark mustache combed neatly. ” Errm Yes. The criminals who robbed my house took a 1973 fish vase, Which is VERY important to my grandparents. And I really need it back. I need It back before 3 weeks is over. Please ! ” Poppy seemed convincing. ” Well Madam we will see what we can do. It would be much easier if we had a photograph of this vase.” said the police. ” Ohh im very sorry I really don ‘t have one. Im really am sorry!” She sobbed. ” It’s okay, we will do the best as we can to find it. ” They said together. ” Thank you” She said hopefully.

    Over the next couple of weeks Poppy felt really sad. But on a sunny day she got a loud knock on her door. Poppy opened it fast. ” Hello, HELLO !” she said excitedly. “Hello, Miss Bloom, We think this is your vase.” The police held out his hand. In it was the vase. Poppy was so happy she was speechless. ” Errr madam, are you alive ?”
    ” Ohhhh yes sorry, THANK YOU soooooo much!” she yelled happily. ” The vase was broken, but we got some of our team to mend it. We found out that the vase, well is a work of art , It was robbed by one of ancestors, from new york museum. Then it got passed down you family. Thats why its soo important.” ” Woww, I never knew that. Thank you for giving me it pack. Here you can have a beer. Thannks.” She closed the door and smiled sinking into her chair.

    3 weeks past. Poppy was getting ready for her granpa’s wedding. Her granpa knocked on her door. ” Hey im back from Bora Bora. Can I have the vase?” He said.
    ” Ohhhhh grandpa, your back, here’s your vase. I missed you.” Poppy said. She hugged him. It was a great day. And always would be.

  336. Free Turkish Porn, age 0, from US

    I can see the logic in your argument but I think you’ve painted your strokes

  337. lillian, age 19, from canada

    this vase is so pretty i would like to have it in my house but my boyfriend will not allow it in the house son i guess not lol and my kids might break it

  338. katelin, age 20, from canada

    i wish i had that vase at my house

  339. joshua, age 11, from wales

    this painting has benn goodly painted and a great art piece. it’s amazing…………………

  340. Jordan, age 13, from Newcastle

    The Story Of Bernard Leach
    One day there was an old lady in Bernard Leach shop and he said yo that lady would you like to by one of these paintings they are 50 pounds each the old lady saw to him no i will bye all of then Bernard was very proud of his said and he said yes that would be 2500 pound pleas and she got out the money and give it to him and said thank you very much and Bernard opened a are gallery with his wife and family.
    The End

  341. Сonvert m4a to mp3 free, age 0, from US

    I think this was a very interesting post thanks for writing it!

  342. nicole, age 5, from canada

    borin was borin

  343. jhon, age 5, from afganistan

    Once there was BEARS Aaaa ……….. well come on …… aplause ……. :(

  344. jhon, age 5, from plooper

    some floppy guy ………………………….

  345. jim, age 5, from englan

    wonce there was a man whu liked his vase so he luked at it all day and he loved it . but it got stoln and he cride.

  346. DEVONDOLMAN, age 9, from england

    four whales up the sea dancing on a wave,four whales up the sea dancing on a wave,four whales up the sea dancin on a WAAAAAAAAAAAAAVE !

    that was the song i made from this artwork,like it?

  347. matthew cox, age 8, from england

    ther was a boy from london who vgot to put his shows on he went to a shop and bort a lolly pop

  348. xuma, age 14, from maldives

    a couple
    in bluest of blue
    swirled and swam
    ups and downs
    blacks and whites
    one for the other
    reached the end
    in heavenly brightnes they swim

    this is what came to me

  349. Jack, age 6, from Englannd

    Vincent Van Gogh cut off his ear and shot himself in the chest. Although this sounds silly, he is a very clever man actually.

  350. Catherine, age 12, from London

    “Please don’t leave me here”…
    Still no use,they couldn’t hear me any more…they had gone off in the car they brought me in,and left me to die here,in this dark room with nothin but a car in the corner.I didn’t know where I was,because they blindfolded me on the way here(and one of the men put there hand round my mouth,that smelled of blood,so I could not screem for help).This is the secound time this has happened to me.When I was four,this lady called… ummmm… Stacy,took me for my house whalt my nanny was asleep,I was there for 4 years…I think,then the police found me playing in her garden and took her away from the house,then they took me to these odd people (my mum and dad) and I lived there for 5 years under protection until this day when I find myself here in this damp room….

  351. leah, age 8, from Englannd

    One day there was a little boy,aged 7,named Theo. He went out into the woods with his mum he seen something strage so he walked over to it.After that he said to his self “thats weird” it was an old sort of fish varse it had some kid of dolphins on the front and waves for the sea !

    And thats how it ended up here
    :)

  352. MR, age 10, from Norway

    I don’t know anything ’bout this dude

  353. Madison Nicole Cox, age 11, from United States of America

    Once upon a time there lived a beatiful princess.One day she was walking through the forest and she saw many beautiful things such as rabbits,birds,butterflys,and many more beautiful things.It was so quiet in the forest that she thought she might sing.She was singing and she looked up and she saw a handsome prince.He walked up to her and said,”Come,run away with me.We will make a family together.”And she said back,”But what about my mother and father?They would be worried sick!”

  354. Kenzle L. Santos, age 8, from Saudi Arabia/Jeddah/K.S.A

    Once upon a time there was a boy name Bernard he love to make a vase. One day his parents went to the hospital to visit his dad’s friend and he decided to leave in the home after few minutes one idea came to his mind and that was to make a vase he made a wonderful vase called fish vase and then his parents came and they saw the wonderful vase made by Bernard they were so proud of Bernard because instead of watching TV,playing computer he has just create a wonderful vase.

  355. Caitlin, age 10, from England

    On the Japanse table laid the work of art. I was shocked of the detail and Japanese culture within. As the party went on the more I fell in love with it. When the food lifted the smell in the air everybody noticed,not just the pot but the fine plates ,cups and saucers which were decorated with deer and fish. Who ever does such beautiful creamics I must meet. Then he came in he said his was Berand ,Berand Leach. What a most wonderful person to meet!

  356. kalia xiong, age 9, from holmen

    Art is awsome doing creative things is good don’t think that your art work isn’t good or something like that no matter what your art will be impresive because every art is impresive if you think that every art isn’t imperesive think about your’s and other peoples think about that every people who made those art worked hard and yours is too.

  357. Amber P., age 8, from somewhere in the USA

    One day, a poor flower got trapped in this vase. It did not die, because the gardener took good care of it. =) He got a big cupcake for $1.00 and ate it and gave half to the flower.

  358. Kimbo Bimbo, age 9, from australia

    once apon a time there was a girl. she was 12 years old and her name was Bella. she lived on a island far far away from anyone with her father. every day she went to collect the mail after she went for a walk.but there was never any mail so as ushall she walked inside and her father would ither say “the ushsall” and Bella would reply “yes” or her father would say “any mail” and she would reply “no” one day she walked out and saw the mail box full and in a rush she ran to the mail box befor even going for a walk the ran inside and souted at the top of her voice WE HAVE GOT MAIL. there was a big box that said to BELLA rub this for a while. from ( ). she opened it strait away. inside it was a vase. she rubed it. out came 4 fish they swam n a circle, they all said together you have 4 wishis one from each of us. her fist wish was that she couled have 1million more wishis and so she lived hapily ever after!!!

  359. Anam, age 7, from England

    Once upon a time a famous artist called Uzair made a fish vase and was put on a dancing party. Someone sneaked in through the window and took the vase when evreyone was eating and the cameras caught him and sent a message to the police. The police told Uzair and they had to go search for the vase. When they found the sneak they questioned him. THE END.

  360. Jessica Louise, age 13, from uk

    Dear abbie,
    It’s MAD round here. My 74 year old grandpa just came over to tell me he’s engaged. I mean who would get engaged at 74 ! But I must say she’s alright. Not as Great as my grandpa’s old wife (my gran). She died 30 years after they got married. They got married at 34.
    So anyway the point is, sinse he’s engaged, Him and his new wife are traveling to Bora Bora for 3 weeks, so they asked me to keep an eye on (look after) my grandpa’s fish vase. He says he trusts me to take care off it. I don’t know why he even cares about it at all. Its cracked everywhere, covered in blue fish. he says it’s VERY important. So i can’t loose it.
    I can’t wait until he arives back. The smell of the inside of it makes me throw up. Smells like it’s been lying in a barn for about 300 years. Its been around sinse 1973.
    Anyway I’ve got to put my pen away now and finish this letter. My chicken pie is going to burn.
    Well, I’ll talk again next time I see you.
    Untill then,

    Poppy Bloom. x

    Poppy dropped her pen down on her oak wood table and sighed. ” Ohhh the pie!” she yelled as she rushed into her kitchen.

    That night Poppy was robbed. Alot off things were taken. Including grandpa’s vase. Ohhhh NOOOO.
    Poppy was so upset she couldn’t even pick up the phone to tell her grandpa what had happened. She shivered as she walked slowly outside to tell the police what had happened. ” Are you Poppy Bloom ?” asked one police. His short beard moved in the breeze. ” Yeah. I’m Poppy.” She said. The police took a long look at her and suddenly asked her another question. ” Were you robbed on friday 2nd august on Robbin avenue In Shrewbury?” Poppy felt like she was in a interview. ” Yes, I was.”
    Poppy answered quietly. ” Can you tell us anything about the robbery?” said another police. This time one with a dark mustache combed neatly. ” Errm Yes. The criminals who robbed my house took a 1973 fish vase, Which is VERY important to my grandparents. And I really need it back. I need It back before 3 weeks is over. Please ! ” Poppy seemed convincing. ” Well Madam we will see what we can do. It would be much easier if we had a photograph of this vase.” said the police. ” Ohh im very sorry I really don ‘t have one. Im really am sorry!” She sobbed. ” It’s okay, we will do the best as we can to find it. ” They said together. ” Thank you” She said hopefully.

    Over the next couple of weeks Poppy felt really sad. But on a sunny day she got a loud knock on her door. Poppy opened it fast. ” Hello, HELLO !” she said excitedly. “Hello, Miss Bloom, We think this is your vase.” The police held out his hand. In it was the vase. Poppy was so happy she was speechless. ” Errr madam, are you alive ?”
    ” Ohhhh yes sorry, THANK YOU soooooo much!” she yelled happily. ” The vase was broken, but we got some of our team to mend it. We found out that the vase, well is a work of art , It was robbed by one of ancestors, from new york museum. Then it got passed down you family. Thats why its soo important.” ” Woww, I never knew that. Thank you for giving me it pack. Here you can have a beer. Thannks.” She closed the door and smiled sinking into her chair.

    3 weeks past. Poppy was getting ready for her granpa’s wedding. Her granpa knocked on her door. ” Hey im back from Bora Bora. Can I have the vase?” He said.
    ” Ohhhhh grandpa, your back, here’s your vase. I missed you.” Poppy said. She hugged him. It was a great day. And always would be.

  361. Theo, age 127, from Awesome land

    SMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    OOPS.

  362. Joanne Broughton, age 14, from Louth Lincolnshire England

    I was walking into the town centre and then suddenly I saw this little antique shop selling this beautiful vase. I looked at the price tag and it said £150. I thought to myself I can’t afford that. Its too much expensive! I came the next and it wasn’t there. Sometime must be very rich! I was really upset and down in the dumps.

  363. christina agullera, age 19, from havana cuba

    why they writeting so good so i cold write like that so i wanna draw like that’s'll

  364. Isabel, age 10, from UK

    The day before Bernard Leach painted this amazing vase he was on holiday swimming with dolphins and fish in the deep blue ocean.He went home the next day and thought to himself what am I going to do.So Bernard thought back to his holidat and remembered all the different fish and to this day that is the story behind the vase!

  365. Isabel, age 10, from UK

    This is the most beautiful vase ever!

  366. SaveEarth, age 11, from England

    It would never be the same again. The salty smell of the sea briefly clogged my nose, and I wanted to sigh. It was not really there. All I could see was reflections, and fog shrouding my thick, flat case. I could not move; I could not breathe; I could not see. I could only feel – feel the cold hard porcelain surrounding me, and the oil binding me firmly together… and the very faint smell of pigment. I was that oil. I was that pigment. A mere painting. That’s all I was; a blue painting of a fish, specked with white. Ah, but they were not real eyes. Paint can never be eyes, only perceptions of eyes… And gills are not gills if they are only constructed with paint. It would never be the same again.

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  368. Emily, age 10, from uk

    There once was a man called Bernard Leach who loved admiring vases. He decided to try to make his own one day when he saw the most magnifecent vase. He knew he couldn’t do as well as the man who created the other vase.So he made a lovely vase with blue fish swimming in the white waters of the vase. His mum secretly took a picture of it and put it on the internet and suddenly Bernard was seriously famous. People admired his work online and made appoinments to see it. Bernard knew nothing about this and was suprised when he got millions of fan mail.
    “Mum! Why have I got fans?”
    “Because you’re famous now.”

  369. mina, age 9, from England

    Once upon a time there was a fish call pip he lived in the sea,but then a famous paiter wanted to paint him on the vaes.
    then it came wonderfull.

  370. lola, age 9, from london

    this is a woderful painting so good :)

  371. mina, age 9, from U.K

    sea fish was a very sad fish so a famous ARTist painted her on the vas she was happy.

  372. faye, age 18, from uniedkingdom

    one day as i went walking in the snowey woods with my two dogs named poppy and ben as i walk int the woods i saw some a bander puppys so i pick them up and called poppy and ben i pick up the puppies and took them home as i was driveing along. their was a tree what fallen down so i went back and did the outher route home i finely got home with my dogs and the a baned puppies. i call mum come and look what i got some puppise what i found in the woods as i was drawing a lovely tree ith sown on it and then i found bernard leach fish deid on the side off the roed and i sed to myself what it those fish doing in this counry the should be in a hotter country. so i picked it up so i can get some one who knmows it more about as i do

  373. icarly, age 17, from hollywood

    the vase is full of fish and is curled round like a building

  374. Hollie, age 10, from england,norwich,nolfolk

    vase

    Once there was a girl who owned a vase.She recived the vase when her grandmother died.The vase was light blue with navy blue fish on it.The girl had never really been internsted in the vase.Until now.She had read somthing in a newspaper about a vase
    that had been stolen from a museum in london.The artical read:This vase that was stolen in may 2001 was light blue with navy blue fish on it.
    OMG thougt the girl .I need to return it to the museum. She called the police and told them that she had the vase.They came straight round and thanked the girl for the vas then they took it back to the museum and it was on the news that nigt that the vase had been returned.
    THE END