I’m Feeling Blue…

I miss my blog. The computer is completely messed up so I’m writing this with it working in safe mode. Whoever the horrendous idiot is who created the Windows Vista Recovery virus: shame on you. Why release something like that? Until the PC is fixed, we’re not uploading any pictures to it; nor are we…

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…

Big Pot, Little Pot: Ruscha West German Pottery

This is slightly different from the usual ‘Big Pot, Little Pot’ post as both of the sizes are fairly tiny: Three of these Ruscha pots came from the last Germany trip; the little blue one was found in a charity shop in Stafford. Just goes to show that you can still find them for a…

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…

West German Pottery Wall Hangings

  I can’t believe that with all the gorgeous wall hangings we have, I’ve not posted any of them up before now. They’re stunning! The pair above we found in two separate places on the last German road trip (two weeks tomorrow ’til the next one!). For once, I actually spotted both. They’re two of…

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…

Ruscha: Love, Loathe, Like or Leave?

I tend to like the Dumler & Breiden, Carstens and Scheurich pieces of West German Pottery in any batch that we bring back from Germany and I often gravitate towards posting pictures of them. For once, I thought I’d share some from factories that many people rate highly; yet, I often ignore. First up is…

Help! Pottery has taken over my house!

In all their glory! Well, not quite all of them. Some bits and bobs were hiding behind me: The two square ceramic wall hangings (four in each set, sun designs, red and blue – to make it clear which ones I mean!) were found within an hour of each other and *cough, cough* both by…