Friday, 26 July 2013
flea friday: fat lava score
It's always a lot of fun when me and the boyfriend go to browse the flea markets together. We found these two West German fat lava vases on a quick in-and-out kind of trip to one of our favourite spots. They came incredibly, irresistibly cheap - the total we paid could probably buy a coffee and a bun.
The cream one is by Strehla Keramik. I think it is slowly becoming my favourite out of the two, the more I look at it. It's kind of understated, the stripes are rather fascinating and there are really nice colours to discover when you look closer.
Then of course, how could I not like the orange one - it has the classic 70s fat lava look, in typical colours. The maker of this one is Jasba Keramikfabriken. I almost remember someone in my family having a similar one in their home - it might even be my mum... I have to ask her.
The way this vase is decorated won't be to everybody's taste, but I'd like to point out that there's more to fat lava and its bubbling oozing decorativeness than just how it looks. It's really nice to handle these vases, this orange one for example has a smooth high glaze, a smooth matt glaze and of course that bumpy fat lava in between. It makes me want to read up on how all these different textures are achieved, but that will have to wait until another post.
For now, I let the pictures talk for themselves - we are going away for the weekend and I have packing (and washing up) to do still! I hope the sun is doing a good summer job too where you are - have a lovely weekend everybody!
Sharing on A Living Space and on Sir Thrift A Lot.