What a Busy Week!

Well, it’s not really been any busier than usual but it certainly feels like it. Aidan has been working away this week, standing around on an airfield testing out road signs. I think it sounds a lot more glamorous than it probably was. So I’ve been on my tod with the two munchkins. Jeez… I…

West German Pottery Sale @ Bygone Times, Chorley

Please read the following message from my friend, Stuart Brownrigg, who owns and runs that amazing WGP stall at Bygone Times in Chorley: Dear Friends. It is with great regret that I inform you that due to serious illness, I will be forced to close down my stall at Bygone Times, in Eccleston, nr Chorley, Lancashire….

Our West German Pottery Sale!

Last weekend we held our first grand WGP sale in our new home. We’ve been here for nearly two years now and we’ve accumulated so many pots during that time! The garage and our front reception room were truly sights to behold. Like a nincompoop, I didn’t take a picture of the front room in…

West German Pottery Sale 2013

It’s been two years since our first, last and only West German pottery sale. That was when we were living in our old house, a wonderful two-up-two-down terrace where the pots overfilled the downstairs like the Magic Porridge Pot… Now, we live in a slightly larger abode with a double garage and we’ve decided it’s…

West German Pottery: Just Hangin’ Around…

If you’re getting short of space in your house due to the multitudes of West German pottery and other retro/vintage paraphenalia, what better way to continue the WGP theme than by utilising your wall area? Vases weren’t the only pieces to come from the ceramics factories of West Germany. Wall plaques, wall plates, wall vases……

Day 1: Elsecar Heritage Centre

We didn’t set off until this afternoon, after a very late night and mad morning of decorating. We have a finished study and spare bedroom now though. Our journey to Southwold has also been delayed by a stop off at Elsecar Heritage Centre. Run by the same people as Bygone Times, we were a little…

West German Pottery: Autumnal Colours

There is a definite chill in the air now and that lovely October feeling is starting to steal over me. I adore this time of year: Hallowe’en, Bonfire Night, leaves falling from the trees, woolly scarves and hats, mulled wine. Although we’re still decorating like mad – which means I can’t create my usual Autumn…

Scheurich 549

One of my favourite Scheurich forms is the 549. It is simple yet stylish; seemingly perfect for showing off a variety of glazes – something which Scheurich certainly didn’t hold back on. We’ve had quite a few of this form over the years and I always delight in seeing how the many varied glazes and…

Posing the Pottery

Aidan’s been getting more elaborate with his West German Pottery displays over the last two weeks, thinking up more unusual ways to show off the items for sale on his Ebay listings: From L-R starting at the top: Hutschenreuthe​r, Italian Bitossi style vase, Jasba N Series ‘Moon’ vase, Scheurich 267 Prisma, U Keramik, Scheurich 231, 1950s Jasba, and Bay Keramik  From top to…

Weekly Sales: West German Pottery

The latest batch will be ending tomorrow night. I say this every time, but there really are some gems amongst this lot. See if you can spot what they are: One of my favourites ending tomorrow night is this unusual Roth pot: Despite what it says in the listing ( I did it…) it is…

The Olympic Rings in Pottery

If you combine a garage full of West German pottery with the London Olympics, and a free afternoon… what do you get?         And the finished article:   Aidan was taking the pictures so I got the posing duty. I won’t go into detail, but suffice it to say, that my plan…

Cycling Ceramics

This will have to be a very quick post as we’re about to head off down to London to watch the Olympic Cycling at Box Hill. We’ve got a car full of tents, food – but no liquids in greater quantities of 100ml; camping stools and five and a half people to squeeze into Wanda the…