There are probably few items that are more quintessentially Polish than Boleslawiec pottery. This creamy white and cobalt blue painted pottery has been on Polish dinner tables for over 1000 years!
The town of Boleslawiec, Poland is renowned for both the quality of the native clay as well as its cluster of world-class family pottery businesses. In fact, the town is often referred to as Miasto Ceramiki or “Town of Ceramics”. Techniques and patterns are passed down from generation to generation; the painters are considered – rightly so – to be artists, rather than simply craftspeople.
This beautiful durable stoneware is not only lead and cadmium free but is also oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe. A protective glaze makes the pottery chip resistant and easy to clean.
Polanki always imports directly from Boleslawiec workshops to ensure that we can offer Quality 1 pottery – the highest level of quality possible.
We carry many pottery designs in our inventory including:
- Traditional designs that encourage mixing and matching between patterns to create one-of-a-kind table settings
- Unikat (unique) patterns that are very detailed, often hand-signed by the artist, and constitute dramatic collectible pieces
Caring for your Boleslawiec pottery
After you purchase your piece, we want you to enjoy it for many years to come. So, here are a few care tips:
- When you remove pottery from the refrigerator, bring to room temperature before placing in a conventional or microwave oven.
- Do not place pottery on direct heat, in a broiler, or under a microwave browning element.
- Put a small amount of water in the piece if you are cooking chicken or other fatty foods.
- Do not place hot dishes on a wet surface or handle with a wet cloth, since the temperature difference between the cooler water and hot pottery could cause crazing or cracking.
- After washing, make sure your pottery is completely dry before putting it in an oven or microwave.