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…

All Creatures Great and Small…

No, you haven’t accidentally gone to the wrong blog. Nor have I had a religious experience. But it did occur to me this morning that many of the more unusual retro items we have appear to have an animal theme. So, here are some of the beasty bits and bobs lying around our house: I’d…

A Little Ray of Sunshine…

Now, I’m writing this in advance, so it might very well not be sunny by the time it’s published. I don’t care. At this moment in time, I’m feeling much happier so it’s all about colours to reflect that mood.   Teacher’s strike aside, I’ve got two devolved INSET days… in Basic English, this means I’ve…

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…

‘More Than Fat Lava’ West German Pottery Exhibition

I’m flying off to Amsterdam tomorrow night to go to this: And I’m a little bit excited. For about £100, I’m flying out with Easyjet and staying in a very budget hotel near to the airport. Saturday morning, I’m going to have a wander around Amsterdam before meeting Aidan to visit the ‘More than Fat…

Dümler & Breiden: Polar Pottery

Third (more like twenty-third) time lucky for this post today. I appear to be experiencing technical difficulties with WordPress today. If you hear a high-pitched yelp followed by a loud crunching noise in approximately ten minutes’ time, that’s the sound of me booting my computer out of the window in a rage! Ahem… after that…

Italian Pottery: Bertoncello

Yet another collection that appears to have exploded in size is that of our Italian pottery. For a long time, we didn’t know what these pots were: But then Aidan brought home this from the previous trip: Our fledgling collection of tourist tat Italian pottery has suddenly taken a turn for the more sophisticated. Apart…

Don’t Be Fooled by the Rocks That I Got…

I’m actually going to annoy myself today by singing that over and over and over… good job there’s no-one else here yet. Behold: Just to prove to you that the West German Pottery designers really did  take their inspiration from anything and everything: rocks included. ES Keramik are one of those factories that, until more…

60s Spage Age West German Pottery

We’ve been experiencing internet issues here. On Wednesday, a mysterious BT engineer appeared, fiddled around with the telephone mast and disappeared. Internet and phone went down. Thursday, he reappeared, told Aidan that all of the lines had been swapped over on the street and everyone was receiving their neighbour’s calls. Now as we’re not with…

New Carstens Ankara Pottery

This is take two for this post. The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that I tried to write about my gorgeous Carstens Ankara earlier in the week. Unfortunately, the WordPress gremlins were out to play so it all messed up. Fingers crossed for this time round! These are all new ones bought on the last…

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…

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…