If you are not already a lover of Polish pottery...please allow me to introduce you!
With its bright colors and hand-painted/hand-stamped designs, this durable stoneware brings a little bit of "happy" to any dinner table or event!
The dinnerware makes every meal special. The serving pieces bring compliments! The bakeware is exceptional! Beyond that...it's so much fun to collect the different shapes and patterns.
There are, literally, THOUSANDS, of patterns and more items available that you can imagine! It is microwave, dishwasher, freeze, and oven safe. It is extremely durable. The heavy glaze is lead and cadmium free and makes the dishes virtually non-stick.
If you are new to Polish pottery, I suggest you begin by purchasing a serving piece (like a large bowl of platter) or a baking dish that you can enjoy at home and take with you to gatherings with friends and family.
If you are already a collector, and are looking for something in particular, please let me know. I have access to thousands of items and can request special orders!
All Willow & Pine Polish Pottery is "Quality 1" stoneware,
handmade in Boleslawiec, Poland!
Polish pottery is created from white clay that is found only in the Boleslawiec region of Poland. The pottery is fired in coal and gas ovens at temperatures in excess of 2200 degrees F with a glaze that is lead and cadmium free. Polish pottery is known for it's versatility in that it is safe for use in the dishwasher, microwave, freezer and oven. Also, Polish Pottery is resilient to abrasives making it durable and resistant to scratching or chipping.
It is this combination of function and beauty that makes Polish pottery so appealing.
(Artisan at work at Vena Ceramika in Poland)
Today, Polish pottery is created and preserved by skilled artisans who are able to make both traditional and modern patterns. Included in these designs are signature patterns that are created by highly-skilled artisans. These "unikat" or "unique" pieces are more intricate and bear the name of the artist.
Additionally, these pieces are rare and highly collectible
. Since each piece is handcrafted, slight variations in color and pattern may exist. Some of the most famous of these unique designs were those commissioned by the renowned 18th century King of Prussia, Frederick the Great.
Polish Pottery distributes heat evenly for perfect baking and is also nonstick for easy clean-up which makes it easy to care for. However, avoid sharp temperature swings from hot to cold or cold to hot as the pottery needs time to adjust to changing temperatures. Do not apply direct heat to the stoneware. It is suggested to bring frozen pieces to room temperature before putting it in the oven and to let hot pieces cool down before storing in the refrigerator. Following these guidelines will ensure that you will enjoy your beautiful stoneware for many years.