Instant Scheurich Collection: For Sale!

The monumental task of photographing and pricing up all of the pots has begun. Here we have ten different versions of the iconic Scheurich 271 vase, designed by Heinz Siery. These are all priced between £10 and £15. We’re currently up to photographing the red, white and ’50s pottery – so keep checking back as…

West German Pottery Sale

On the spur of the moment (i.e., we realised just how much stuff we’d brought back from Germany this time and panicked!), we’ve decided to have a West German Pottery sale at our house this Saturday, 27th August. We’ll be throwing open the doors to our tiny terrace from 10 til 5. We live in…

More Retro-ness from Germany

Well, we are now back safe and sound in our little house in Glossop after a stonkingly good trip around Deutschland. It really is becoming a home away from home. In the last few days of our trip, we stayed near to Bremen, scouting out the retro and vintage goods around there and up to…

West German Pottery – The Latest Favourites

By the time you read this, we will be in Deutschland, hopefully on our way to collecting a car full of retro goodies! Whilst you (eagerly?) await our return, feast your eyes on some of my favourites from the last trip: Fingers crossed we come back with some equally as amazing stuff. ..

A Grey Day – The West German Pottery Way

Despite the title of this post, I’ve actually had two pretty good days, busy but productive. I’m referring to the weather with the title! Rain, drizzle, precipitation… whatever you want to call it; it has rained, rained and rained today. I left early yesterday morning with some gigantic parcels in tow to post before going to…

Retro Goodies from Corsica

As mentioned yesterday, we managed to find a few retro bits and bobs on our holiday. It wasn’t supposed to have anything to do with retro or vintage, but you know what we’re like… any sniff of a flea market and we’re there! These postcards were the first things we found, bought over a number…

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…

The Latest Delivery from Germany

I know I’m fairly easily pleased, but the latest batch that Aidan’s brought back from Germany contains some of his best finds yet. Here’s a quick ‘preview’ of some of it: Check out the plastic bin at the front! We’ve got a book on Plastic Collectables, so I’d asked Aidan to keep his eyes open…

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…

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…

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…