Polish stoneware, also known as Polish pottery, first appeared around 700 AD in Silesia, a historically disputed region of Europe. It originated as basic ceramics and evolved into its modern artistic form in the late eighteenth century. Early pioneers in the art of Polish pottery making were inspired by the peacock, and that tradition has been retained into modern times. Today, in the small village of Boleslawiec, Poland, this time-honored tradition of artistically crafted stoneware continues. Each of our pieces is shipped with a certificate of authenticity.
How is pottery manufactured?
Beautiful and Lasting
Polish stoneware is truly beautiful and highly durable. It is crafted out of clay indigenous to the region. Only natural and ecological materials are used throughout the entire production process, and as such Polish stoneware is both cadmium and lead free. Due to the special glaze and very high firing temperatures used during production (in excess of 1250 degrees Celsius/2282 Fahrenheit), Polish pottery is extremely durable and highly resistant to chipping and scratching. Each piece of stoneware is handcrafted and hand decorated by artisans, using small sea sponges to apply unique stamping patterns. Decorations and patterns come in wide variety of designs, ranging from traditional to signature. Traditional patterns exhibit strong and vibrant colors of cobalt blue, forest green, and reddish browns. Signature patterns are created by master artists and are truly unique; they reflect the artist’s original, individual expression. All colors and designs are crafted to complement and enhance each other. We invite you to enjoy the fun process of searching for the perfect combination!
Polish Stoneware is safe to use in the oven, microwave, and dishwasher, and is generally more resistant to heat than its metallic counterparts. However, please avoid extreme and sudden temperature changes (e.g., broiler, immediate refrigerator to oven, or oven to cold surfaces such as granite countertops, or cold water). When used in the oven, our Polish stoneware provides an even heat distribution while retaining moisture. Due to clay’s natural tendencies, all foods stored in our Polish stoneware will remain freshness for extended periods of time. The hard glaze finish makes cleaning your Polish stoneware easy.
Thank You for Your Purchase of Manufaktura Polish Stoneware. We Hope You Will Enjoy It As Much As We Do!
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