Spring Pottery Display

I don’t think I’ve ever actually posted about the previous pottery display in our ‘Diamond Room’ (as the kids call the dining room); but now the weather seems to be picking up a bit, it seemed like a good time to change the pots around a bit and make a new display. The theme is…

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…

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)

Pop Pots

With the promise of some chocolate brownies, I managed to get Aidan to take some pictures for me of our poppiest pottery: There’s a mixture of Steuler, Jopeko, Carstens and Fohr here, but somehow they seem to work together. Many of these were found on the latest trip: the giant Steuler is one of our…

More West German Pottery for Sale

So, as you probably know by now, on Saturday 27th August, we are holding our first ever open house sale on the West German Pottery. We’ve not added up how many pots we’ve got, but it’s a lot. A hell of a lot. Last night, we spent a long, long time sorting through everything, identifying…

Glorious Glazes

I’ve just been looking at our vast collection of pots and thinking about how varied the glazes can be. Now, these¬†pots are not necessarily my favourites (though some of them definitely are!) – it was more a case of what was close to hand! Like I said, not all of these are favourites but they…

Green, green, green…

My favourite colour ever! Yet for some reason, many people don’t like it; particularly in their retro pottery. I love it. So this is a Green Feast of West German pottery, just for me: I had many grand plans of what I was going to accomplish this evening. Driving lesson went relatively well. It’s my…

Jopeko Jewels

These don’t really fit into the Big Pot, Little Pot idea that I’ve been exploring recently, but they are pretty gorgeous examples of Jopeko. Sometimes, Jopeko can seem a little dull, but these are anything but. All three of these were found on German Road trips. Speaking of which, our next one is just under…

Ransbach-Baumbach and Jopeko

After Essen, we had to make our way South towards Worms and Speyer. Before we set off, we trundled around a few more Tr√∂delmarkts, filling the car up even further. Once Tina was fit to bursting yet again, we began the next leg of our journey. We spotted that our route was going to take…