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Authentic polish ceramika stoneware from Poland offers unsurpassed quality and versatility of function.
The Hill Country Polish Pottery website specializes in selecting artisan, hand painted Polish pottery, brought to you from Poland, from factories, including Ceramika Artystyczna Polish Pottery, Manufaktura Polish Pottery, Millenium Polish Pottery, Wiza Polish Pottery, WR Polish Pottery, and Zaklady Polish Pottery. Items listed as special order may be available, or soon to be available, in the local showroom close to IH-10 and Seguin, 78155. Bridal registries are very popular using polish pottery for accent, serving, and bakeware pieces. Call or email inquiries email@example.com.
The Hill Country Polish Pottery goal is to provide the opportunity to lovepolishpottery as we do and experience beautiful Polish Pottery in your home and kitchen. You are encouraged to explore these hand collected, authentic pieces of Polish Pottery as works of art in your home. Unlike other large importers which only import from 1 factory in Poland, Hill Country Polish Pottery offers a selection of Polish Pottery from the various factories. With this comes personalized service to assist you with finding / shoppolishpottery for the Polish Pottery piece and pattern you are seeking, whether it be a traditional pattern, or a Unikat ( unikat ), a Polish Pottery pattern produced by one artisan from Poland. Hill Country Polish Pottery offers all levels of Polish patterns and competitive pricing to meet the need of particular pieces in demand. We import directly from Poland and also replenish our Polish Pottery from importers specializing in one factory.
This fine stoneware is highly durable, resistant to chipping and can be used in the freezer, oven, microwave and dishwasher. As you use the pottery, you begin to recognize and appreciate each artist's style; the functionality and the specialized product that it is, unlike the mass produced fine china of today.
History: Polish Pottery originated over 500 years ago. Today, the pottery is produced by different factories, producing traditional patterns, as well as designs, which have become representative of each factory style and the artists who produce the Unikat or signature pieces.
Ceramika Artystyczna was founded in 1950, and has been making award winning Polish Pottery for 60+ years. This is a cooperative factory with the profits shared by the employees. The coffee pot with Castle mark on the bottom of each piece (or the former mark of the Castle with "B" on top) represents Polish pottery from Ceramika Artystyczna, recognized with numerous awards for artistic design and quality.
The pottery from Ceramika Artystyczna, made of whiter, denser clay, incorporates more intricate designs and shapes, and has an unsurpassed glaze.
The master ceramic artists of Ceramika Artystyczna produce exquisite designs and are known for specializing in the "Unikat" or "Signature" pieces.
Many of Ceramika Artystyczna's workers are graduates of the Wroclaw Academy of Fine Arts & most are women. Certified Master artists train apprentice artists and produce "Unikat" (Unique) or "Signature" (Artist signed) pieces with colors and/or designs that are individual to each artist. Due to the time involved in making each piece the supply is very limited. Since all pieces are hand crafted, each vary in design, pattern and color.
Ceramika Millenium, established in 1998, is a family owned stoneware studio. Ceramika Millenium creates and produces fine Polish pottery from locally sourced clay, using products cadmium and lead free. Each piece is shaped in their own molds, then, exquisitely hand decorated and glazed. The pieces are then fired to over 2250 degrees Fahrenheit. Victoria Laubach commissioned a Unikat pattern, which has been incorporated into the Millenium pattern selections, and carries the pattern name, Laubach. This pattern can be purchased by special request. Also available by special request are small knobs for drawers or small doors.
The traditional decorations of Polish Pottery were inspired by the colors of the peacock's feather, employing cobalt blue as the predominant color. Their contemporary designs draw on the warm tones of nature and the four seasons. The artists of Ceramika Millenium craft designs with flowers, leaves, stars, fruit, shells and many other shapes.
Manufaktura, a privately owned stoneware factory in Poland, is one of the leading producers of handmade stoneware. It was established in 1993 having evolved out of the merging of the Smolenski and Zwierz families. It began with an employment of 10 to a currently more than 100.
Manufaktura uses their own specially created paints and has over 200 functional products and 70 original patterns. They are continually producing new shapes and designs while maintaining high standards for quality and functionality. The stoneware offers an appealing combination of beauty, function, elegance and versatility, which has created a recognition of their stoneware throughout Poland, Europe and the United States.
The process of producing pottery takes place in several stages. In the first stage the indigenous clays are mixed with water and other natural and ecological materials, and become a liquid mass, which is poured into molds formed from plaster. Plates and bowls are still shaped by hand using a potter’s spinning wheel. To assure smooth surfaces each piece after being removed from the mold is hand washed with a sponge. Firing at 1472 degrees changes the color of the form from gray to pink and is called bistwit. Each piece is then hand-decorated using small sea sponges, cut for each pattern and color. Centuries old traditional patterns using cobalt blue, greens and reddish browns continue to be produced. Master artists create unique Unikat and artist signed Signature pieces, hand-decorating pieces, combining stamping and brush strokes, and reflecting the individual artist's expression of color and design. The decorations and shapes are based on tradition of this craft; however, continue to evolve, combining rich tradition with the modern world.
Each piece is then coated in a special glaze and a second firing occurs at temperatures of 2282 degrees, which creates a surface extremely durable, and highly resistant to scratching, chipping and wear.
The glazes are certified cadmium and lead free by the USDA and are made with only natural and ecological materials and may be used in the oven, microwave, dishwasher and freezer.
Kazimierz Surmiak, the president of Zakladay Ceramiczne invites you to explore the products from his factory distinguishable by their original style and high degree of functionality. The production of the stoneware assures safety of the product for the absence of harmful substances, and high durability and resistance for use in microwaves, dishwashers and refrigerators, for food preparation and serving.
Zaklady offers more than 400 functionally designed products in more than 130 handcrafted designs.
You will enjoy the beauty and the functionality of the product with everyday use, along with the ever-growing number of satisfied customers.
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