New Carstens Ankara Pottery


This is take two for this post. The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that I tried to write about my gorgeous Carstens Ankara earlier in the week. Unfortunately, the WordPress gremlins were out to play so it all messed up. Fingers crossed for this time round!

These are all new ones bought on the last trip. I really do love the Ankara glaze. It was Stuart at Bygone Times who first introduced me to it. It’s not as showy as other WGP but there’s something refined and elegant about it that really appeals to me.

I’ve never seen an Ankara plant pot before. I just wish it was a bit bigger so that Vernon – the world’s largest Aloe Vera plant – could fit into it.

Now I have another pair:

You must know how happy that makes me by now…

Here’s the whole collection:

I need a new shelf for them!

There are a few variants of the Ankara glaze: I like them all! Still haven’t seen a red or… gasp… a yellow one in real life yet. But there’s still plenty of time yet. Hope you’re having a good Sunday. I’ll be offline for a couple of days until Ofsted have been and gone… wish me luck!


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Frank says:

    Hi, yesterday i found another Carstens 638 it’s exactly the same with the turquoise glaze inside you show on the fourth picture. Do you know the name of the glaze? I’m a little bit jealous of your other Ankaras. I like the jugs very much, and I don’t get any, you know…Did you see my Ankara post?

    1. littleowlski says:

      I don’t know the name of this one, I presumed it was a variant on the Ankara. But I’ll ask Kevin if he knows what it is specifically. They are lovely ones to find! 🙂

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