Christmas Coloured Ceramics

What can I say? It’s as good an excuse as any to show off pictures of West German Pottery… This year, I’ve not asked for any particular pieces of pottery; mainly because we have so much already. Obviously, I wouldn’t turn my nose up at a Scheurich 414 or a Carstens Ankara piece… If you’re…

Pottery for Sale

As it’s now the (and I hate saying this) run-up to Christmas, we’re having a big push on Aidan’s Ebay, selling lots of West German Pottery. There are all kinds of pots for sale: As with all of his Ebay listings, Aidan takes a lot of time to ensure that the pictures are truly representative…

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…

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)

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…

The Saturday Sale!

Last week was spent frantically sorting out and preparing for the Saturday Sale in Glossop¬†of West German Pottery. Saturday morning dawned and everything was ready: Wowie Zowie owners Jenny and Goff were first in at the crack of dawn… well, not quite. But they were first in as the shop needed to be opened. A…

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…

The Red, White and Blue Pottery for sale…

Not deliberately patriotic, but still a pretty impressive collection all the same. All of these pots are for sale on Saturday. Even if you can’t make it, enjoy the pottery porn!

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…