Don’t Be Fooled by the Rocks That I Got…

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I’m actually going to annoy myself today by singing that over and over and over… good job there’s no-one else here yet.

Behold:

ES Keramik 'Rocks'

Just to prove to you that the West German Pottery designers really did  take their inspiration from anything and everything: rocks included.

ES Keramik are one of those factories that, until more recently, we never had anything interesting or decent enough to keep. Finally, we’ve started to accrue a few pieces. Some of these will undoubtedly get sold – though the rocks are definitely here to stay.

ES Keramik

It looks like 883-90 on the base, but that can’t be right as it’s definitely not 90 cms tall. See what you think:

This next one has a brilliant glaze to it:

ES Keramik

It looks as if the designer allowed his or her child to splatter the pot with thick, gooey paint and then decided to keep it. It is a good’un though.

Within three pots, you can see the immense diversity that continues to show up, and indeed push the collecting market within West German Pottery to thrive. There are so many thousands of varities; you can be sucked into collecting in all kinds of different ways.

Not that I mind of course…

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Kevin Graham says:

    Form 883 came in 3 sizes 20, 30 & 40 cms

  2. Kevin Graham says:

    I got some white rocks you can have as a pressie Emma, i will give it to Stuart at the Amsterdam exhibition.

    1. littleowlski says:

      Kevin, that would be amazing, thank you! Aidan absolutely loves them. I’m tempted to see if I can fool people into thinking they’re real rocks. My nan’s coming over tonight, I think I could convince her they’re real!

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