Polish Pottery: The Beauty Of Poland In Stoneware
by: Amy Metz
Polish pottery has its own unique style. Colors that are vibrant, patterns that exposes the feel of the earth from which the pottery emerged. Traditionally Polish farmers created the brilliant colors and heartwarming designs that grace their pottery from the inspiration of the vibrant and proud peacocks. Adding color and beauty to an other wise plain lifestyle by perfecting handmade stencils and passing creative ideas from one generation to the next was one way Polish pottery gained popularity.
The people of Boleslawiec in particular have been perfecting this technique for many years. Pieces of Boleslawiec, Poland pottery are even housed in museums. Apparently inspired by the peacock, this type of Polish pottery is proudly displayed for the world to see.
The award winning Ceramika Artystyczna factory in Boleslawiec Poland is synonymous with quality Polish pottery. When you search for this particular kind of Polish pottery, remember that makers can typically be identified by markings on the bottom of the piece.
The signature collection or “Unikat” patterns and colors specific to the Ceramika Artystyczna factory and the artisans within. This particular factory is referred to as Signature Polish Pottery due to the fact the artists sign each piece. It is highly decorative, incredibly functional and pleasing to the eye.
If you happen to be in Highland Falls, New York, you may want to check out the Highland House – a premier spot for Polish pottery. You’ll find Unikat and other famous designs by the top Polish pottery manufacturers. And if you’re a true “shopper,” take a minute to check out the deals on the sales racks. You’ll find the Highland House online at http://www.highlandhousepottery.com or visit them in person at 199 Main Street.
When most people think of Polish pottery, unique and picturesque pieces are the first to come to mind. But advances in the manufacturing process have brought Polish pottery to an incredibly utilitarian level. Many are sturdy and intended to be used. They’re microwavable and dishwasher safe, so there’s no reason to put these beautiful pieces on a shelf. If you’re looking for something to collect, Polish pottery makes an awesome choice, and each piece will serve a purpose on your everyday table or your company service arrangement.
Polish pottery is vastly different in one way from pottery of a specific manufacturer. There are several makers of pottery in Poland, each with its own signature. Collecting from a particular Polish pottery maker is certainly an option, but some collectors say they prefer to collect from a variety of makers – giving themselves room to expand and express themselves through the collection.
Unikat is arguably one of the most-touted names in Polish pottery, maybe at least partly because of price. You can get a set of two 9-inch plates in any of several designs for $50 at Polish Pottery.Com in Melbourne, Florida. You’ll also find sales, wholesale opportunities and a wide array of patterns from several manufacturers. Check out their selection at www.polishpottery.com.
About The Author
Amy Metz is the author of “Pottery Shopping: Price Comparison” Grab your free copy at http://www.potteryforyou.com.