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Kitsch and quirky tribute


Kitsch Art in the ceramics world


The word kitsch is German for tasteless, aesthetically deficient and crass. The term originated in the art markets of Munich as a descriptive expression for cheap, popular , sentimental pieces of art, marketed to appeal to undiscriminating taste. As art became more commercialized, and the culture industry became more manipulated, some feared the popularity of kitsch  was a threat to culture. With the emergence of postmodernism in the 80’s where the borders between high art and kitsch became more blurred and a more ironic appreciation of the corny style of kitsch developed, it became more accepted as a valid art form. The demand  for  the outlandish, tacky and pretentious has not abated and there are still many fervent collectors out there. Kitsch collectibles still turn up at garage sales, church fetes and op shops and are a  worthwhile investment if you happen to chance upon one of these desirable, audacious, objects of art.


White Casper Ceramic cookie jarCasper Ceramic cookie jar



StrawberryBunch of red grapes lidded jar


pink striped ceramic vasePink striped ceramic vase



Corn cob Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers



Blue jeans mug

Blue Jeans Ceramic Mug



ceramic-figure-vase with dog

Indian pottery

popeye ceramic figurine



the beatles ceramic figurine

The Beatles


Ceramic Skull

Mexican ceramic ‘Sugar Skull’


Hornsea pottery 1950s cat family 1950’s Cat family figurines designed by Marion Campbell for Hornsea Pottery



Teapot with feet, Natalyslots

Teapot with feet by Natalyslots ( Etsy )



Zsolnay Vase

Zsolnay Vase



Koala Aussie Koala



Capricorn Porcelain Capricorn  see Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontiev



Porcelain MermaidPorcelain Mermaid

W.C.Fields Porcelain Cookie Jar

Jenny Mendes

Fruit Decorated Vase