No Fat Lava Here…

Sometimes West German Pottery doesn’t have to be a multi-coloured froth of glaze: ocherous with burnt orange, violaceous with amaranthine or rubescent with flame reds. Sometimes it can be sleek. Refined. Restrained in it’s perfect, poised design. Scheurich  

People, Animals and Pottery

I have discovered the names of two new phobias today: Polyphobia and Tapinophobia. Polyphobia is the fear of many things and Tapinophobia is the fear of small objects. Imagine anyone with either of those coming into my house! Isn’t there something somewhere that says that humans are obsessed with themselves (unless they’ve got autophobia –…

Daily Pottery Pic: Scheurich

I’m planning to do some Easter/Royal Wedding specials today and the rest of this week. However, as there is also a GIANT West German Pottery collection just itching to be posted up, I’ll put up a few pictures each day of the latest finds. I love this Scheurich glaze. It may not be ‘Fat Lava’ or even…

West German Pottery: Reds and Blues

In approximately three hours’ time, we will be setting off on, what I think is, our fifth trip to Germany. Yep, just done a quick count-up in my head, and it’s our fifth roadtrip over there! As always, Aidan heads up the planning of the trip and my job is to sort out food for…

From Spritzdekor to Madbrit: The Many Personas of Kevin Graham

“I have collected things before: fast cars, fast motorcycles and even faster women…” Kevin Graham certainly lives up to his nickname of Madbrit. I knew before I began that interviewing him was going to be an interesting experience. Certainly, I hoped that I would be able to get at least as much sense as I…

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…

Big Pot, Little Pot: Carstens

I’m loving a bit of ‘Big Pot, Little Pot’ at the moment, having realise just how many different BPLPs we have in the collection. From yesterday’s 50’s Scheurich, to 60’s Space Age Carsten: The glaze on these is gorgeous. Just look at it: Love ’em. It may be the wine, it may be the fact…

Space Age Pottery: This One’s A U.F.O.

Unidentified Funny Object? My post earlier this evening depressed me, to be honest! So I’ve had to do one quickly to take my mind off it. I could have just deleted it but I couldn’t bring myself to do it… This pot was bought on the last trip and it is a complete mystery to…

Carstens ‘Ankara’ Pottery

One of my favourite pots from previous trips is my black Carstens Ankara. I was thrilled to find another one on the last trip in a different form: And with the original find: I love the bright, turquoise glaze inside. The Ankara glaze seems quite fragile on these vases. We’ve got a couple of the…

Balloon Vases: No Clowns Allowed

Yet another collection has been started as a result of the tripping to and fro from Deutschland: The Balloon Vases. The latest one is this: I wouldn’t recommend trying to tie these together on a piece of string, or popping them. However, you can try to make some good-looking displays: I did say try to…

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…

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…