Polish stoneware originated as folk art in the early 1800’s. It was crafted in the German province of Silesia, now a part of Poland. Inspired by the peacock feather, farmers created a statement of strength and beauty in each piece of their tableware. Today in a small village in Poland, skilled artist still individually handcraft and hand paint each piece of pottery using a hand sponge-stamping technique and free-hand design. Antique Polish stoneware can be seen in museums and in private collections throughout Europe.
Boleslawiec Artists: Many cooperatives work in a small Polish town today, but the finest stoneware is produced by the cooperative known as “Ceramika Artystyczna”. Each piece is stamped on the bottom with their noted seal. Excellent craftsmanship is the trademark of Ceramika Artystyczna.
Each piece is an individual artwork, so no two pieces are exactly alike.