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Boleslawiec Pottery

Beautiful handmade stoneware from the town of Boleslawiec, Poland. Extremely durable, distinguished by its clean lines and captivating designs in cobalt blue, peacock blue, and earth tones.

  • Bakeware

    If you're a fan of beautifully crafted and durable bakeware, you might be familiar with the exquisite pieces of Boleslawiec Polish Pottery and Stoneware. Originating from the town of Boleslawiec in Poland, this handcrafted Polish pottery is known for its intricate designs, vibrant colors, and exceptional quality.
  • Bowls

    Polish pottery stoneware bowls are renowned for their exceptional quality, durability, and beauty. These functional pieces of art not only serve as practical vessels for food but also add an elegant and artistic touch to your table setting.
  • Containers

    Polish pottery stoneware containers and jars with lids offer a perfect blend of functionality and artistic beauty. These handcrafted pieces are not only practical for storing a variety of items, but also add a touch of elegance to your kitchen or home decor.
  • Cups & Mugs

    Polish Pottery Mug & Cup Varieties

    Boleslawiec mugs are anything but rushed – they are handmade, painted, and stamped with the utmost care and attention to detail. At the Polish Art Center we are proud to carry a large variety of Polish pottery mug varieties along with Polish cups. Our imported collection includes bubble mugs in sizes ranging from 6 to 16 oz, everyday mugs ranging from 8 to 20 oz, bistro mugs, cafe mugs, cup & saucer duos, espresso cups, pedestal mugs, steins, tea cups & infusers, and tumblers.

    Boleslawiec, Polish pottery began as a functional way to create everyday wares for the household, and to this day the functionality of Polish pottery remains, while the designs continue to surge not only in popularity, but also in quality and intricate craftsmanship.
  • Flower Pots & Vases

    Polish pottery is not just limited to kitchenware; it also extends its charm to the realm of flower pots and vases. With their vibrant designs and expert craftsmanship, Polish Pottery Flower Pots and Vases from Polish Art Center serve as beautiful accents that can transform your green spaces into artistic showcases.
  • Sugar and Creamers

    Polish pottery has long been celebrated for its exquisite craftsmanship and vibrant designs. When it comes to tea time, the addition of Polish pottery sugar and creamers can elevate the experience to a whole new level.
  • Tea Pots & Pitchers

    Polish pottery is renowned for its distinctive and vibrant designs that showcase the incredible artistry of traditional craftsmanship. From tea pots to pitchers, each piece is not only a functional addition to your kitchenware collection but also a work of art that adds a touch of elegance and charm to your home.
This uniquely and easily identifiable Polish stoneware is set apart from your average piece of pottery–Boleslawiec pottery is handmade, hand-painted, and hand-stamped using century old techniques and extremely high-quality, unique clay that is excavated locally.

Its outer layer of glaze is not only chip resistant and easy to clean but lead-free and cadmium-free, making it an excellent choice for food and drinkware. The most common designs include dots, speckles, florals, “windmills,” and a traditional favorite, the “peacocks eye.” All Polish pottery is handcrafted in Poland with pride, and is an investment that will last for generations!

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Boleslawiec Historic European Stoneware
Ornamented by means of unique stamping technique

Castle B Trademark

Prior to 1996 1996

The Story Behind Boleslawiec Stoneware

Boleslawiec stoneware originated as folk art in the early 1800's It was crafted in the German province of Silesia, now a part of Poland (called Slask in Polish). Inspired by the peacock feather, farmers were instrumental in creating a statement of strength and beauty in each piece of their tableware. Today in a small village of Poland. skilled artisans still individually handcraft and hand paint each piece with the same pride and care used over a century ago, preserving the charm of Old Central Europe. Antique Boleslawiec stoneware can be seen in museums, antique shops, and in private collections throughout Europe.

Unique to these ceramics are the iridescent eye markings that characterize the peacock. These large blue and green eye spots and variations are classically arranged on the pieces to depict patterns that are distinctive to the Silesian region.

Several cooperatives operate in Boleslawiec today but the finest stoneware is produced by the cooperative known as "Boleslawiec Artistic Ceramic" Most of their work is exported making it almost impossible to find anywhere else in Poland. Each piece is stamped on the bottom with a seal of a castle and the letter "B" above it (if made prior to 1996) or the letter "B" enclosed in a teapot. Excellent craftsmanship is a hallmark of "Boleslawiec Artistic Ceramic". They use whiter clay, finer painting and pieces are thicker and more durable than any other firm's products. Each piece is an individual creation, so no two pieces are exactly alike.

When an artisan achieves the highest level of accomplishment they earn the privilege of creating their own work from start to finish and sign their work. The work they produce is called UNIKAT in Polish, meaning unique. UNIKAT pieces are rarer, more artistic in design and command higher prices. We have a limited number available most of the year. Please call us for availability.

Created from a white clay and fired in coal and gas ovens at temperatures in excess of 1350 degrees centigrade with a lead-free glaze, this stoneware is safe for use in the dishwasher, microwave, and oven.** It is also non-toxic and impervious to abrasives. As an extremely durable stoneware, it will not crack or chip easily. Thus it is an appealing combination of a functional and beautiful stoneware. Boleslawiec is a striking addition to any home and an exquisite part of any collection. Boleslawiec is distinguished by its clean lines and captivating designs in cobalt blue, peacock blue, and earth tones.

**Boleslawiec is stoneware not Pyrex. If placed in the oven be sure you thaw what you are cooking first. Placing frozen food directly into a Boleslawiec dish and placing in the oven creates an extreme temperature change that will crack any stoneware.

Beautiful handmade stoneware from the town of Boleslawiec, Poland. Extremely durable, distinguished by its clean lines and captivating designs in cobalt blue, peacock blue, and earth tones.

Today several factories in Boleslawiec produce decorative ceramics. However, the finest quality stoneware both in design and decoration is produced by the cooperative, Ceramika Artystyczna- "Artistic Ceramics." Most of this beautiful art produced by this company is exported throughout the world. Each piece of stoneware is stamped on the bottom with this factory's insignia.

What makes Polish pottery special?

Dishwasher, microwave and oven-safe
Highest quality stoneware exported from Poland
Lead and Cadmium free paints and glazes
High density, highly durable stoneware. Resists chips and breakage
High-fired (2000º F) ceramic retains heat and cold for extended periods
Individually handmade and hand painted
Every piece is artist initialed (signature pieces are artist signed)