Following the Sun - IX


Hungarian Modernist Carafe Form Vase with Heavy Dappled Orange and Yellow Glazing by Tofej Keramiauzem (LEO Design)

For the last several days, we've been sharing a few of our favorite pieces of sunny, orange pottery.  Nothing chases away the Winter Blues quite as well as a sideboard full or radiating orange ceramics!

So far we've shared ceramics offerings from West Germany, England and the United States. Shown above is a Modernist piece from Hungary, made by the Toféj Kerámiauzem in Bodrogkerestzúr, a small village about 140 miles East of Budapest. It was made in the 1960's, in the decade after the Soviets invaded and decided to turn the previously small village into a center of industrial production (which included ceramics manufacture).  It has a uniquely thick, mottled glaze and is finished with the workshop's signature yellow interior. Please click on the photo above to learn more about this interesting piece. 

To learn more about Bodrogkerestzúr's troubled past, please see our earlier journal entry (click here).

More orange-glazed vintage pottery tomorrow.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248