Love this flame red Fat Lava bowl. It has no backstamp but likely to be of West German origin.
Who says it was dull and grey behind the Iron Curtain? This patterned loveliness produced by VEB (Volkseigener Betrieb – The People’s Factory) Haldensleben instantly became my favourite ‘Fat Lava’ piece. I only regret that I didn’t buy the second, slightly smaller edition as well.
Spitalsfield Market for £20. Thank you people!
My favourite Meakin pattern. The ‘Inca’ pattern was designed by Jessie Tait. Continue reading
My first piece of West German Pottery (WGP) and I’m officially hooked. WGP from the 50s, 60s and 70s is now hugely popular after being dismissed as to garish and tacky for decades. Rare and unusual pieces fetch prices well in the £100s. Continue reading
The iconic orange and brown block pattern dominated London transport on both, buses and tubes through the 1970s and 1980s. It was originally designed by Misha Black in 1978. A collection of kitchen and home accessories has been recommissioned by Tfl. Continue reading
Gravy boat designed by Kathie Winkle, the pattern name on the backstamp reads ‘Kontiki’. Few designers in the 60s and 70s created such a wealth of abstract and stylised patterns as Kathie Winkle. Continue reading