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…

A Creature Feature

I don’t know what it is about animals and retro items – for some unknown reason, I just like anything that combines creatures and age. Usually, the more kitsch the better, but some of these would probably pass muster in more stylish homes. The penguin on the left was made by Mick Kirkby-Geddes (a.k.a. Metal…

The Fabulous Fifties in Pottery

The Mid Century Era, particularly the 1950s, is quickly becoming my favourite era: along with the rest of Mad Men obsessed public! I’ve always loved this decade, the atomic prints, fantastic design and colour palette of grey, turquoise, mustard… What’s strange then is that West German Pottery from this era has only recently started to…

Much More Than Fat Lava… Amsterdam Exhibition 2011

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…

West German Pottery: Reds and Blues

In approximately three hours’ time, we will be setting off on, what I think is, our fifth trip to Germany. Yep, just done a quick count-up in my head, and it’s our fifth roadtrip over there! As always, Aidan heads up the planning of the trip and my job is to sort out food for…

Bay Keramik: Some New, Some Old

It’s safe to say that the German Road Trip: Part Two was a massive success! We’ve arrived home with over 140 pieces of pottery, several retro lamp shades, a few 80s metal clocks, plant pots, some pieces of glass and two version of J.H. Lynch’s ‘Tina’ print. Phew! Once again, Tina (the KA) did not…