The Allure of the Scheurich Lora

The Scheurich ‘Lora’ is one of the most recognisable glazes in the company’s range. There are a few variations, but the basic theme is a shiny red base overlaid with thick, crusty black and white glaze that has been cut away to reveal the red underneath. The ‘Lora’ glaze is one of consistently best sellers of…

Patriotic Pottery

The beauty of collecting West German Pottery is that you can always tailor it to fit into any design, colour or style that you want. The current trend for all things Union Jack, London and British is all very well and good, but what do you do with your stuff next year or the year…

Potty Parents

The latest batch of Ebay sales came from my parents. Last year, my dad and sister did their own mini German road trip and came back with a few West German Pots of their own. I bought a couple from them, including a gorgeous Italian dish and an amazing Schaffenacker piece. This week, Aidan was…

Pots and Pots

Time for a bit of self promotion, I think. I don’t do this very often, as he has his own website, but I do like to show off some of Aidan’s pottery every now and then. Tonight he’s uploading some more lovely pots and as he’s spent this entire Easter weekend doing essential D.I.Y. to…

Colours of Spring

 The new season has prompted me to get blogging again. As many experienced bloggers probably now, once you’ve had a break, it can sometimes be difficult to get back into it again. Add dark nights to make taking pictures difficult, long working hours and a lack of inspiration and the problem is just compounded. Yesterday…

West German Pottery Finds

I’m still not able to use the internet home, so it’s only thanks to my trusty phone that I can even post. It’s been a month! This is probably the longest I’ve gone without internet since I was 14! Anyway, I just wanted to share a few pottery pictures. Now that we’ve got a massive…

Pots and Pots

If you’ve not visited it already, you need to get yourself over to Potsandpots.com. Aidan has spent many hours putting this together and the results are – not that I’m biased at all – a fantastic resource for the West German Pottery collector. For each of the major West German Pottery manufacturers, he’s compiled a…

Christmas Coloured Ceramics

What can I say? It’s as good an excuse as any to show off pictures of West German Pottery… This year, I’ve not asked for any particular pieces of pottery; mainly because we have so much already. Obviously, I wouldn’t turn my nose up at a Scheurich 414 or a Carstens Ankara piece… If you’re…

Pottery for Sale

As it’s now the (and I hate saying this) run-up to Christmas, we’re having a big push on Aidan’s Ebay, selling lots of West German Pottery. There are all kinds of pots for sale: As with all of his Ebay listings, Aidan takes a lot of time to ensure that the pictures are truly representative…

Autumnal Pottery

This is one of my favourite times of the year. Once half term is over, it’s the countdown to Christmas, Halloween and Bonfire Night. There’s something about the smell in the air at this time of year: crisp, leafy, smoky… it reminds me of walking to school as a teenager, wrapped up in my thick…

A Lot On My Plate

I really wanted to title this post, ‘A Lot On My West German Pottery Plate’ but then I realised that two of the plates I’m featuring aren’t from the country, let alone the region… ne’er mind! This plate by Bjørn Wiinblad is part of the Rosenthal Studio Line. It’s tiny! I didn’t realise we had…

Big Pot, Little Pot: Scheurich and Jasba

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a ‘Big Pot, Little Pot’ post, but thanks to the powers of my wonderful other half, I’ve got not one, but two sets of BPLP to share with you. He’s even made these lovely pictures for me to show off the vases in their best light. These…