Friday, June 14, 2013

Scheurich ...hot as the sun!

Well this feels almost ridiculous....to have been gone so long, not a word .
I have managed to answer the emails you have sent. thank you for your patience!!!! I have the same problem every year when spring hits the garden, everything thing else just gets abandoned! This year it was confounded by the laying of a new lawn and a severe head-cold backed up by ever-changing weather....it's last year all over again.

I haven't been completely negligent of my posts and yarn. I managed a comprehensive sorting of all the pots imy need for space is driving me off the deep-end ....so I am planning a bit of a sell out on all the objects labeled " I need this like a hole in the head just now".  Of course I have acquired some new things , well....
You know how it is you go into a second-hand shop ...because you are a thrifty sort of a  lass....and you don't leave a bargain behind you-do you? I have found some Elsterwerda ....at last, which i will show soon.
The yarn recycling has been moving slowly on account of extreme unwillingness to lift a finger on return from the garden!!! but there has happened one or two things  ( will get back to this next week)

But just to get a re-start.....






A very vibrant Scheurich for sure! the 200 form is one of those very collectable vases if you are a
 glaze collector. 




the colour mixing is good on this simple bi-coloured glaze....




...a fiery melt down.

 It is just to wait for the sun to reappear, meanwhile its time to get some of my domestic challenges for the day off my schedule , including removing the remains of the Irises from the flower-beds  that were battered by yesterdays tumultuous rain. 



Thursday, April 18, 2013

Egersund

Now for something a little different......



This set (or various parts thereof....) comes from the Norwegian potters  Egersund .You can read about Egersund  at  Stuff that makes my heart beat faster. I  am showing it here to compare the teapots concerned...This  one although it has the same form it fells a little taller- or is that because of the difference in patterns. But one thing is clear to me when I compare them and that is that the lid on mine sits higher and doesn't have the "sharper" edge seen on Toves  Egersund teapot.




 I have managed to find bits and pieces. I have 6 side plates, 6 saucers but so far only 5 cups.
I need to find a creamer and sugar bowl. I have on the other hand found a casserole dish and a sauce boat-so there must be dinner plates......


the search goes on !

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Scheurich

This is one of my "favourite at the minute" vases.


Scheurich 205/32

 It has a  slightly sloping shape top to bottom which is accentuated by the glaze.



this is a form that comes in all sorts of glazes and patterns - not all of them look this good......



I am not normally a fan of white in the mix, but this shade of white works for me!



The Lava glaze isn't too extreme...(not so prone to chipping) which  also works for me , because this piece is now standing in the kitchen ! ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN HERE.....