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…

Subtle Beauty

Not all West German pottery is gaudy and ostentatious. Some of it is subtle, muted even and, in many cases, all the more beautiful for it. Related articles West German Pottery Floor Vases (littleowlski.wordpress.com) Sunshine and Lightness Here… Really (littleowlski.wordpress.com) A Grey Day – The West German Pottery Way (littleowlski.wordpress.com)

Fohr Friday

Fohr seemed to produce good quality, simple yet stylishly designed and beautifully coloured pottery: We’ve only got a few, but it’s no surprise that we’ve ended up keeping most of them. What’s everyone up to this weekend? I’m off out for dinner tonight with my lovely workmates, and then – if I get my way! –…

Going with the Flow

Friday was a tough day… only because I’d been to watch Pete and the Pirates the night before along with Aidan and some friends from work. Good gig, but you know how it is. Trying to recover after one is difficult enough without having to cope with under-sixteens. Friday survived; I arrived home to find…

Horsing Around

Although contemporary cultures are no longer so dependent upon horses, in times past, horses were integral to the daily lives of many communities. Owning a horse gave you independence, allowed you to farm and therefore provide much of your own food; in many cultures’ mythologies – such as Egyptian, Greek and Norse – horses were thought…

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…

West German Pottery Floor Vases

Some of the most amazing pieces of pottery we have are the floor vases. Unfortunately, we just can’t keep them all as some of them are over 50cms. I’m getting quite excited about tomorrow now. So much so that I’m finding it difficult to concentrate on my work today. I’m ‘supposed’ to be writing an…

West German Pottery Sale

On the spur of the moment (i.e., we realised just how much stuff we’d brought back from Germany this time and panicked!), we’ve decided to have a West German Pottery sale at our house this Saturday, 27th August. We’ll be throwing open the doors to our tiny terrace from 10 til 5. We live in…

More Retro-ness from Germany

Well, we are now back safe and sound in our little house in Glossop after a stonkingly good trip around Deutschland. It really is becoming a home away from home. In the last few days of our trip, we stayed near to Bremen, scouting out the retro and vintage goods around there and up to…

A Grey Day – The West German Pottery Way

Despite the title of this post, I’ve actually had two pretty good days, busy but productive. I’m referring to the weather with the title! Rain, drizzle, precipitation… whatever you want to call it; it has rained, rained and rained today. I left early yesterday morning with some gigantic parcels in tow to post before going to…

Sunshine and Lightness Here… Really

Not really, but I felt the need for some uplifting colours today. Not only has Britain gone a little bit crazy over the events of the past few days, the weather today is truly horrendous. Oddly though, it might be this rain that dampens down the rioting for today so fingers crossed that for once…