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…

The Saturday Sale!

Last week was spent frantically sorting out and preparing for the Saturday Sale in Glossop of West German Pottery. Saturday morning dawned and everything was ready: Wowie Zowie owners Jenny and Goff were first in at the crack of dawn… well, not quite. But they were first in as the shop needed to be opened. A…

The Red, White and Blue Pottery for sale…

Not deliberately patriotic, but still a pretty impressive collection all the same. All of these pots are for sale on Saturday. Even if you can’t make it, enjoy the pottery porn!

West German Pottery Exhibition: June 18th 2011

This looks to be a fantastic exhibition. Featuring – quite literally – more than just ‘Fat Lava’, the exhibition will feature unusual, rare and studio pottery. Details from the Pottery and Glass forum are below: More than Fat Lava Mid Century & Modern German Ceramics Puntwg Adres: M.v.B. Bastiaansestraat 15 1054 RS Amsterdam Exhibition to…

Big Pot, Little Pot

I’m not going to ask why, but Aidan is finally coming round to the beauty of ’50s pottery. Not so long ago, he proclaimed, “I just can’t see what you like about it…” Now, these are two of his favourites: I love the huge one but I’m not too keen on the small, pink one….

Some Scheurich Stunners

No words necessary (apart from these); just pretty pictures of perfectly proportioned pottery. Aidan tells me that one’s a high form number for Scheurich, so there’s potential for it to be a later-made form. That particular pot was amazing on the journey from Germany – it was like the ceramic equivalent of Mary Poppins’ carpet…

Julian and Lisa Visit the ‘West German Hotline’

This is what Goff at Wowie Zowie christened us last week, leaving a message for the ‘West German Hotline’. It did make me laugh! Anyway, Julian and Lisa visited last night along with their son, Christopher (a WGP expert in the making!) to look at the fruits of the latest German Road trip. We chased my…

Ruscha: Love, Loathe, Like or Leave?

I tend to like the Dumler & Breiden, Carstens and Scheurich pieces of West German Pottery in any batch that we bring back from Germany and I often gravitate towards posting pictures of them. For once, I thought I’d share some from factories that many people rate highly; yet, I often ignore. First up is…

Help! Pottery has taken over my house!

In all their glory! Well, not quite all of them. Some bits and bobs were hiding behind me: The two square ceramic wall hangings (four in each set, sun designs, red and blue – to make it clear which ones I mean!) were found within an hour of each other and *cough, cough* both by…

Scheurich Lora ‘Flame’ Glaze

The next trip to Germany is booked! We’re going during February half term and I can’t wait already. This time we’re going to expand our search area a bit further East; venture out of the Ruhr and Rhine areas! This Scheurich beast was bought on the last trip and I think it spent some time…

Hoy Töpferei…

I put the ellipsis in the title because there’s a sad tale to these two pots: After the very first German Road Trip, they were rejected not only by us, but by Wowie Zowie. We all thought they were lumpy, badly thrown pieces of purple-painted clay. It turns out (while they still might be all of…

Silberdistel: West German Ceramics

During the last blog I wrote, I suddenly became very self-conscious about the fact that I was writing. I’d looked at my stats and found that over 1200 views had been counted last month and I suddenly thought, “Blimey, it’s not just me, Aidan and our parents that read this anymore!” I’m not sure why…