from Boleslawiec is probably
one of the finest pottery produced in the world. Polish pottery is extremely durable, high-fired, non-porous stoneware dinnerware that can go straight from the microwave/oven to the table to the dishwasher. Our
pottery table wares are renowned for their beautiful hand-finish, original style and
high practicality. Polish ceramics have an individuality and "flavor" that
is appreciated for its art and quality worldwide.
Boleslawiec Polish pottery
line is classified as high-density stoneware, a very hard product shaped
from opaque, white clay of the superb quality. It is resistant to chips and
breakage. The dishes are
completely safe for use with food - they contain no harmful substances. Polish pottery stoneware does not contain cadmium or lead.
pottery is hand-formed and hand-decorated.
Painting on pottery became richly colorful in Boleslawiec region. The
ornaments are painted using the punch technique, unique to Boleslawiec
ceramics. Decorative motifs are applied to the surface of the pottery
object with small stamps soaked in paint. Different types of stamps are
used to apply patterns on a single product. The number of individual
decorative motifs achieved in this way can reach several thousand. The
vibrant colors are chosen according to Polish custom producing a great
diversity of brightly hued wares. One piece compliments another regardless
Polish pottery is oven, microwave, dishwasher,
and freezer safe because the artists who create it carefully select their clays and
bake them at the searing temperature of 2,246
degrees Fahrenheit - so it becomes as hard as stone and non-porous. As with all stoneware, however, one should avoid
sudden, extreme changes in temperature. For best results, bring baking
dishes to room temperature before heating. While the pottery is oven safe
- any extreme temperature changes can cause the problems.
Also, it is best to not cook over 350 degrees for the same reasoning. As
with any stoneware - if proper precautions are not taken the stoneware
bakeware may crack.
Furthermore, the artisans coat all the
colored patterns with a transparent, protective glaze in order to prevent
wear and food from sticking.
The design and decoration of Boleslawiec
ceramics has been greatly influenced by individual artist-artisans. Polish
pottery products, such as table wares, have tended to reflect the styles
and patterns developed by these potters, whose work has often shown
striking originality. The work produced by these original masters is
called UNIKAT and pieces are signed by the individual artist. The price
reflects the quality, detailed, careful painting, attention to design and
time dedicated to each piece of pottery.
If you love old time
and stoneware, we're sure you'll enjoy viewing the selection of dinnerware
products we're offering. Our pottery comes from famous Zaklady Ceramiczne
Boleslawiec and we carry variety of stunning patterns including UNIKAT,
classic Peacock, Nature, Evergreen, Renaissance, Americana (Stars and
Stripes) and Stars.
In our store you’ll find an array of
unique accessories to put the final touch to a well-appointed kitchen.
Each piece stands up to heavy use, yet is attractive enough to bring a
spot of color and texture to your decor. Slight design and color
variations in this handcrafted stoneware enhance its beauty and value.
Our bakeware is for real life – it could be used daily and not just
admired merely for its beauty. Stoneware pottery disburses heat and
diffuses it evenly. The nonporous baking dishes are easy to clean and
maintain. Polish pottery bakeware moves directly and easily between the
oven and table.
Bowls, cookie jars and containers are colorful, collectable, and made in
variety of sizes. Inspired by their predecessors, contemporary artisans
now handcraft and hand paint each piece.
Polish pottery dinnerware sets add charm and distinction to any table
setting. These casual stoneware dinnerware sets will be your most used
dishes no matter how big your collection is.
Our serving pieces are made to be enjoyed now and to be treasured in the
future. Each item makes a beautiful presentation and a very practical
gift. Take just as much care choosing your
casual dinnerware as you did
your fine china. After all, you will be using your casual serving pieces
Tea and coffee items make a charming table centerpiece or kitchen accent
as well as perfect handmade gifts.
Polish pottery plates and platters are elegant enough for formal
entertaining, simple enough for everyday use. There is a wide variety to
choose from - great for mixing and matching.
Each piece of
ceramics from Boleslawiec is made to be
treasured. We hope you'll enjoy it!