Skip to content

About Polish Pottery

Polish pottery 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 fine-quality handmade 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.

High quality 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 of design.

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 handcrafted pottery 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 every day.
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 Polish pottery ceramics from Boleslawiec is made to be treasured. We hope you'll enjoy it!