West German Pottery: Icons, Aesthetics, and Commerce

Gin-For's Odditiques
                    with Forrest, Berlioz, and West German Pottery

(Cats and batteries not included.)

Update time. Since my old and older page designs aren't mobile-friendly, I'm moving the essays to the News and Views blog. Sorry for the inconvenience, but it should work out better in the long run. Yeah, I'm secretly an optimist. To give you a preview, this essay looks at two of the best known, longest made forms in W. German pottery, the 313 by Ruscha and 271 by Scheurich, and how they were affected by the relationship between aesthetics and the need to make a profit.

In addition to this essay, on the News and Views blog you'll find numerous entries about W. German pottery, fat lava, Ruscha, Scheurich, Ceramano, designers such as Hanns Welling and Bodo Mans, and much more....with even more to come sooner or later. Ummmm, and don't overlook the links to the items we have for sale.

I'd do an automatic redirect, but Google gets a bit upset by those. You'll have to go ahead and click HERE to zip on over to the new location. Sorry for the trouble, but once you get there, I think you'll like it.

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You may notice that we don't have a checkout where you can just click for your goodies without so much as saying hello. Well, we want people to say hello, ask questions, even hope for a better deal. Long ago, I told stories for 7 hours (free refills on coffee), so "impersonal" just isn't my style. Click on one of those "E-mail" buttons. I can't handle as much coffee as I used to, so the stories will be fewer.

These days, Paypal is about the easiest payment method around, but we still take checks, even cash. No Monopoly money, nothing printed up in your basement, no chickens, etc., but otherwise we're fairly flexible. If we can put it in the bank without anyone getting in a tizzy, we'll probably take it.

Please take time to stroll through the site. Sorry we can't offer you a cup of coffee or tea while you're looking, but maybe you can take care of that yourself. Just don't spill it on the keyboard. Hmmm, I seem to be talking about coffee a lot, but talking is one thing I'm still good at. If you run into any questions along the way, there should be an e-mail link on every page, so just click and ask.

Hope you'll enjoy our "sing the body eclectic" approach (with apologies to Walt Whitman). As always, proceeds go to support our creditors, my spouse, our cats, my auction addiction, and the plumbing project that never ends.

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