Meet the Artists of Ceramika Artystyczna

Bronislaw Wolanin – Artistic Director Born in 1937 in Bełżec. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław (class of Professor Julia Kotarbińska). Artistic director and designer-in-residence at the Co-operative of Art Ceramics “Ceramika Artystyczna” in Bolesławiec. His works have been presented at 16 individual exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. … Read more Meet the Artists of Ceramika Artystyczna

Texas Hill Country Wineries Reviews – Blue Lotus Winery

Texas Hill Country Wineries Reviews (part 1) Blue Lotus Winery   Nestled in the Hill Country, off the beaten path, rests Blue Lotus Winery.  This gorgeous winery lies just beyond the outskirts of Seguin on FM 20. If you’re looking to escape for a day, walking the beautiful vineyards filled with grape vines, roses, and … Read more Texas Hill Country Wineries Reviews – Blue Lotus Winery

COLLECTOR’S CORNER: Insider Tips for Collectors of Polish Pottery

Dorothy Rosa (Durkee) -– Blog Contribution –  June 2013 As much as we’d all love to have vast and varied collections of Polish Pottery, there are practical limits to our collecting –- limits of space to display or store our treasures, of funds with which to purchase them, and of time to manage it all.  … Read more COLLECTOR’S CORNER: Insider Tips for Collectors of Polish Pottery

Handmade from Poland: The Technique Behind Beautiful Polish Stoneware

The process of creating one piece of Polish pottery involves several artisans and many hours of skilled work.  In fact, the manufacture of this stoneware is held in such high regard, there is a school in Boleslawiec, Poland dedicated to passing on the tradition and unique quality of this trade through apprenticeships and training.  Purveyors … Read more Handmade from Poland: The Technique Behind Beautiful Polish Stoneware

What is Unikat Polish Pottery?

In Polish, the word for unique is Unikat. Often, our customers will navigate through the website and then find a piece that is marked as Unikat, which is located on the bottom of the Polish pottery piece. This is where the manufacturer will normally stamp their logo. The manufacturer logo stamp will indicate that the … Read more What is Unikat Polish Pottery?

Polish Pottery Making – a Tradition passed down through the ages

The Boleslawiec region has a long history of pottery making which dates back to the Middle Ages, due to the presence of rich clay deposits in the area.  From this clay, which is naturally high in feldspar & silicon, artisans have long been able to make pottery with a hard, sintered surface that is acid … Read more Polish Pottery Making – a Tradition passed down through the ages