One of my neighbors has some wonderful bright blue ceramic bowls and when I told her how much I loved them, she just shrugged and casually said "oh yeah they´re from Crinitz". So this is how I found out that there is a "potter´s village" named Crinitz not too far from where we live and that it´s sort of famous around here. We went there last summer with my mom on a weekend when sadly everything was closed... but this weekend the big annual potters market took place so of course we went!
The market is really quite large with potters from near and far. There were a few food stalls too and a makeshift "tea room" with a wonderful selections of cakes - my guess is that every single woman of Crinitz had baked a cake for the occasion. This is what I love about events like this around here, that there is always the whole town involved.
I loved those simple plant labels - and you could even get one for cannabis. Ha!
As for the pottery, there was a lot of stuff that didn´t really speak to me... ceramics can easily be too rustic or too cutesy, do you know what I mean? But there were quite a few nice things as well, and one vendor stood out (this one). I could have bought everything! I love those jugs, especially the white-and-blue ones.
And then there was this dark blue-grey-almost black range. Oh my! I just love it. It´s probably no surprise that I like the color... but really, isn´t this the perfect combination of rustic and elegant? So, so nice. And I adore the shape of that teapot. The white, light green and blue cups are really nice as well. I think I´ll have to save up and get a mix-and-match tea set...
So of course, some things of the dark grey range had to come home with me: a big planter, a tall jug and a little bowl. I kind of wish I had bought some of the blue-and-white stuff, too - but I have a feeling we´ll return to Crinitz sooner or later (my husband had to drag me away from that stall, literally).
Have a happy week! It´s Easter soon, my favorite holiday!