This wasn’t a first in the world of West German Pottery, but the More than Fat Lava exhibition in Amsterdam certainly felt like it to me. I’ll let the pictures do the talking about the pottery – there were some fantastic pieces mixed in with, as has been pointed out elsewhere, more familiar glazes, forms and factories that were more attainable to the average collector.
Possibly more enjoyable than the pottery itself, was the opportunity to meet so many of our fellow collectors from the West German Pottery world. Stuart – always a pleasure – from Bygone Times we’ve met before, but this was the first time we’d met the Grandmaster Kevin Graham, Richard (aka. Batman), Carina, Pauline, Werner, Mark Hill and many others! I will admit to not catching the name of a few people – so please, do make yourself known to me on here! Such lovely people: there was a real air of excitement and happiness wafting about.
Huge thanks to Pauline and Kevin for our gifts! The donkey enjoyed a bit of pizza and beer later on in our hotel room:
And the ES Keramik ‘rock’ from Kevin is giving our other ones stony glances… see what I did there?
Thanks again to Kevin (@Spritzdekor), Emiel (@Retrominded, Retrominded.com) and Mark Hill (@Antiquemark, MarkHillpublishing) and the many others who donated pieces: it was well worth the time and effort.
- From Spritzdekor to Madbrit: The Many Personas of Kevin Graham (littleowlski.wordpress.com)