(GINny and FORrest Poston's Oddities and Antiques)
The East, West German pottery era was unlike anything seen before or since, switching from the literal explosions of World War II to the explosion of creativity compensating for decades of artistic repression and responding to anger and despair with color and whimsy. The politicians may try to tear us apart, but the artists bring us together and hold us together. Aesthetics heal almost as well as a cat's purr. Never let the politicians take it away.
At Gin-For's Odditiques, we specialize in above average, harder to find East and West German pottery from companies such as Bay Keramik, Carstens, Ceramano, Dümler & Breiden, ES Keramik, Fohr, Gramann Römhild, Marzi & Remy, Otto Keramik, Ruscha, Scheurich, Silberdistel, Ü-Keramik and many others. We also try to have a clue what we're talking about. We can tell Carstens from Scheurich, and we know a hawk from a handsaw no matter which way the wind is blowing.
If you love the large Blenko Glass items, consider W. German pottery floor vases as a ceramic complement to get compliments.
(Cats and batteries not included.)
and East German Pottery For Sale
Bay Keramik, Carstens Tönnieshof, Ceramano, etc.
Dumler & Breiden, ES Keramik, Gramann/Romhild Topferei, etc.
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West and East German Pottery For SaleHutschenreuther, Ilkra, Jasba, Jopeko, Otto Keramik etc.
Ruscha, Sawa, Scheurich Keramik, etc.
Steuler, Studio, U-Keramik, van Daalen, etc.
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We've been in business since the early 90s, and our guarantee has always been simple. If you aren't happy, we aren't happy. If you buy an item and don't like it, ship it back. You'll get your original cost back, so all you risk is the cost to return the item. If we make a mistake in the description, then we'll pay that cost, too. If you're allergic to cats, we don't guarantee that our packages won't make you sneeze. Things around here are cat tested, cat approved.
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. And 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.