Pottery, Docks and Driving

It is officially half term, and for the first time in over a year, we’re actually not going to Germany. Indeed, it does feel a little odd to not now be rummaging through mountains of tat on our first port of call in some German town. Instead I am ensconced in a rather beautiful barn conversion…

Retro Delights on Ebay

There are so many things I want at the moment, but with a house full of West German pottery and various other vintage treasures, we’ve really got nowhere to squeeze anything else. Doesn’t stop me looking though… Tretchikoff Style Heads Mid Century Print 1950s Silk Print Bag Maio Vintage Print Louis Shabner ‘Glamour Girl’ Print Tretchikoff…

Glazes Galore… It’s the Scheurich 414

I’m very pleased with my latest Scheurich 414. So much so, that I wanted to take some pictures showing off all 28 versions of the pot I now have: In the grand scheme of things, it’s not really that many. Scheurich were one of the most prolific of the West German Pottery manufacturers, creating hundreds…

The Ebay Blitz on West German Pottery!

Aidan has uploaded a massive amount of pots onto his Ebay account. If you’ve not done so already, go and check out some of the gorgeous pots he has for sale. Look for them here… There are more, including some lovely Roth and Scheurich pieces. But can I find the pictures for them within Aidan’s…

Charity Shop Rummaging

Yesterday, I still felt pretty rotten after the Thursday-IBS-Extravaganza. I’m trying to give it a more positive sounding name, but honestly on Thursday, I felt like some kind of monster was going to burst out of my abdomen Alien-style. I’m surprised the neighbours didn’t knock on to ask what all the noise was about. Sorry,…

San Marino Pottery

I’ve had a few pieces of San Marino pottery in the past, a few vases and dishes. Aidan’s selling one of the vases from the last trip on Ebay at the moment. (Check out penguinaidan’s stuff here). I love the little pin dishes, but I’m still not so sure about the vases themselves. They are…

Beware of the Ugly Vases!

There’s a secret lurking around the West German Pottery world. If you can keep it quiet, I’ll let you in on it: Many Roth vases are not actually that nice. There, I’ve said it. Just felt that I needed to get that off my chest. Now don’t get me wrong, there are many, many lovely…

Where it All Began: A Retro Pottery Obsession

In exactly thirty five minutes, we will be setting off on our fourth trip to Germany in the last seven months. We’re hoping to return as laden down as always. As a nice little ‘fare thee well’, I thought I’d share this picture: We used to live in a tiny flat in Levenshulme when we first…

Six Days and Counting…

This time next week, we will probably be just pulling into the first of our Formule1 Hotels. Each time we’ve been to Germany, we’ve stayed in a Formule1 Hotel: they’re cheap, cheerful and have the best (and most powerful) modular showers I’ve ever seen. I’m still being lazy and stealing Aidan’s Ebay pictures of pottery…

Guess What? Yeah… more pottery…

More of the ‘Last of the Last’ – German pots remaining from our last German Roadtrip. Ten Days until the next trip… we’d probably be setting off at about this time as well! The odd thing about that ES pink pot is that the 9 on the base is the wrong way round. Not sure…

West German Pottery for Sale!

Scheurich 529-25 for sale here… We’ve booked our next Germany trip! Hurray! Aidan is nearly finished with selling the pots from the last trip on Ebay! Hurray! It’s our Eight Year Anniversary today! Hurray! Lots of things to be happy about. Buy it here… I don’t normally do any advertising, but I’m that excited about seeing…

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…