Fat Lava- A West German Ceramics Collection

Fat Lava 5e

If you have read my blog for a while you may remember my fist post on collecting  West German Pottery, then I had only acquired a handful of these ceramics. Almost two years have passed since I wrote that first post and things have changes, a LOT.

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you already know I am deep in the throes of a full-fledged West German Pottery addiction. What you may not know is that I now have over three hundred pieces and counting.  I don’t normally include these finds in my market posts because it may bore you non-ceramic enthusiasts to tears. “Oh surprise, surprise she bought more Fat Lava.” Rather than show you my collection piece by piece every week I figured you might like seeing the collection (well most of it…) all at once.

I know, I know I’ve gone a little overboard  but with so many different sizes, shapes, glazes and colors I feel like I could collect these forever. Unfortunately in just over a month we move back to the States and the sources will run dry. I don’t know if  the collecting will come to an end but it will definitely have to slow down. For the next few weeks I will be feeling the pressure to gather up as much as I can. When we get back to the States who knows? Some will be keepers, some I may sell but for now I am just enjoying the view.


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  1. just gorgeous … i think you “infected” me with the vase buying …. i am far away from your 300+ but i am at 5 now 🙂

    • Warning!!!! It’s very addictive, and you’ll have lots of fun getting to 300, I think I’m on my way to 4

  2. I’m still surprised you got hooked on them, I would never have pegged you for this style before you left the States. I only like the solid white ones for some reason. 300?!? Who am I to talk, when I probably have 5000 pieces of paper! ; ) Miss you!!!

    • The whites are one of my favorites too but there are so many different colors and styles the hunt to find something new becomes addictive.With my time running out the number is steadily rising but I don’t think I can compete with your number. See you this summer!

  3. I have been wanting to see it all together! WOW! I have a modest collection of two, lol, hoping to find a teal one to round it out. Your pieces are stunning!

    • I’d love to see them. I have a few teal ones but they are not as common as some of the other colors. If I run across one for your collection I’ll let you know.

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