Sunday, April 05, 2009

Dare I wander from the path of righteousness?

Regular visitors to my blog will know that i have recently been tempted by the Dark Side, that is, to start a collection of pottery that is not by Bishop & Stonier et al. I admit to having picked up the odd piece of pottery here and there that just takes my fancy, from various factories, but until now i have resisted the temptation of starting a secondary collection of ceramics - mainly due to the fact that there are so many great potteries and ceramic artists works out there that i like. Well, after mistaking a piece of Kilrush ceramic for West German Pottery, I decided to investigate the pottery further. Wouldn't you know it, there really is very little on the net about it and only a handful of pieces for sale on sites like Ebay. But here for your consideration are a few pieces by Kilrush which I'm sure you will agree, do bear a striking similarity to the wares coming out of contemporary West German factories. I must say, i like the simplicity and colours of these pots far more than the WGP though.
This is such a stylish piece - i love it.

3 comments:

bisto boy said...

if WGP and in particular, "FAT LAVA" is your thing, but you can't afford to get in on the serious collectors stuff, then why not think about starting a Kilrush collection instead - you'll be getting in at the ground floor rather than struggling to compete with the Big Boys. I'm certainly thinking seriously about this lesser known factory... watch this space

Anonymous said...

WE HAVE PURCHASED A LIVESLEY AND POWELL Co CAKE PLATE ON PEDASTOL AND WERE WONDERING IF YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED AND LIKE TO SEE THE PICTURES AS I AM JUST ABOUT TO PUT THIS ITEM ON eBAY. OR VIEW THIS ITEM ON eBAY ON AQUARIUS182 SITE.
kIND REGARDS
ROSIE

bisto boy said...

hi there, yes i'd certainly be interested in seeing pictures of your L.P & co cake plate, perhaps with the view to purchasing. But as Leslie Crowther would say, if the "price is right"!

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