Well, last week it was my birthday and now I’m another year closer to thirty… I don’t mind so much, but it is a slightly strange feeling. I keep expecting somebody to stop me and say, “Right, the game is up. You’re not really [insert age here]; you’re really sixteen. Stop pretending to be an adult!” This despite the fact that I have a ‘real’ job and own a house… Ah well, even my great nan (who is in her eighties) claims she doesn’t feel any different to when she was in her teens.
Anywho… Needless to say, I might have received a few West German pots for my birthday from a certain somebody:
These were probably my two favourites that he got me. However, the other two were pretty good too…
I think this following one is a Schlossberg, but I’m willing to be corrected:
My wonderful boyfriend made me the most amazing catalogue for West German pottery. He’s spent the last few months making it and it is truly amazing! I’m so impressed with his dilligence on it: it’s nearly six hundred pages long and covers factories, forms, glazes, identification and features. It’s already helped me to identify some pots we’ve already got that we’d wrongly attributed.
The weekend before my birthday, we went to a car boot sale in Hope, near Castleton in the Peak District. There was one stall in particular which was full of all the retro, vintage and studio pottery we could think of! I’m not going to post up pictures of some of it; as Aidan wants to give some away as presents to various people. However, here are two pots we bought from stall:
I really like the blue colour on that Steuler piece. Aidan likes the metallic bronze on this one: