My favourites are the textured pieces from BAY KERAMIC and the LAVA glazes, especially in red. There is a huge range of sizes as well - from bud vases to huge floor vases. The largest ones that I have had are about 40cm in height, and the smallest are the pictured bud vases - about 4 -5 cm tall.
I came across this video on YouTube and found it very useful for identifying some of the pieces, and what the numbers on the bases of the pieces mean.
These images are of West German Vases that I have had and sold, and some that are still for sale in my store. My favourite is the last one, which was a BAY KERAMIC vase with a beautiful textured pattern and a wonderful modernist shape.
If there are any collectors or specialists of West German Vases reading this blog, I would love to hear from you....and perhaps even do a guest blog post.
This website is well worth a visit as well - the background information is very good and puts the making of these vases into an historical context. The images of the collection are just amazing as well - so many pieces there I would love to get hold of.
There is also a very good FACEBOOK Page called West German Pottery - just type it in the search box and it will come up. Also well worth joining.