Posted 5 years ago
A whopping 18 inches tall.
After the defeat of Nazi Germany, it took a few years to rebuild the German pottery industry. During its heyday from the 1950s until the 1970s, over 60 pottery studios were active in West Germany. Scheurich and Carstens were the most prolific producers.
West German Art Pottery is well-known for its great variety of forms and expressive colors. Since the 2000s, ceramic collectors West German Art Pottery has become increasingly collectible, and the first books on the subject were published. Simultaneously, some major collections were put on display.
The terms Fat Lava and West German Art Pottery are often used interchangeably, but technically have a different meaning. Fat Lava refers specifically to a type of thick glazes that gives the object a thick lava-like look. This type of glaze was commonly used in this period by German pottery manufacturers. The term Fat Lava itself though is of a much more recent date. It has been suggested that the term Fat Lava first emerged with an exhibition curated by Dr. Graham Cooley during the King's Lynn Arts Festival in 2006.