Where is the line between collecting and hoarding? Where is the difference between interesting collections and messy clutter? Questions I keep asking myself when looking at my growing vintage ceramics collection (I still stay positive and use the term ‘collection’ instead of ‘clutter’ in my case, ha!). I don’t know why I love vintage ceramics so much, it just is a given fact. I think it has something to do with my personality being someone who loves history and who loves archaeology – you know, initially I wanted to study archeology (instead I studies international economics – booooring:-)). So probably collection vintage ceramics is a sort of substitute for digging out ancient pieces somewhere in Greece? Maybe!
Whatever the explanation is, I only know that opening eBay on my Macbook is a given shopping trap. I always end up finding another interesting vintage ceramics piece from the famous West German potters, handmade vintage pieces from Denmark and so on. And my finger is so easy on clicking ‘buy now’. So it happens that I added a few new old pieces to my collection. I have found a fabulous UFO vase (referring to its UFO like shape), two vintage vases with the widely known Inka pattern from West German potters (the ochre and dark green vase) and a small dark anthracite jug-vase that reminds me of ancient pieces. Here I go, Mister Indiana Igor Jones! If you love ceramics too, check out my Pinterest board dedicated to pottery!
So what do you think: Do I collect or do I hoard? And I wonder, do you have a soft spot and are you collecting something in your home? Let me know!
Happy new week!
Photography by Igor Josifovic