Polish Pottery Ceramika Boleslawiec Royal Blue Patterns with Red
This Unikat Signature Polish Pottery is a Limited production from a small factory near Boleslawiec, Poland. The Model 0411 Pattern 238 created using Boleslawiec White Clay molded and painted by hand according to Traditional Methods with Styles of Design and Color influenced by Contemporary shapes and dyes. The beautiful Bowl 23 has a Royal Blue rim accented by Bean buds. The floral arrangement includes Red Cornflower; blue Butterflies; small Orange and Red Crocosmia surrounded by green leaves. The Bowl created with a unique original design and formation of the mold followed by drying, pre-baking at 1562° Fahrenheit then Glazed, and fired at 2282° Fahrenheit is Scratch and Chip resistant, Lead free, Oven; Microwave; Dishwasher and Freezer safe without losing the beautiful colors and textures. The measurements* in Inches are 4 1/2 high by 9 1/8 long by 9 1/8 wide. The Capacity is 10 Cups. *Note; No machines used for Molding or Pattern stamping therefore there may be small variations in Measurements and Patterns.
Bolesławiec pottery (English:BOWL-swavietz, Polish: [bɔlɛ'swavjɛt͡s]), also referred to as Polish pottery, is the collective term for fine pottery and stoneware produced in the town of Bolesławiec, in south-western Poland.
The art originated in the late Middle Ages, but it fully developed in the 19th century and has continued ever since. Each product is characterized by an iconic blue decorative pattern on a white base background, with alternative touches of green and yellow elements. The scope of the stoneware ranges from teapots and jugs to plates, platters and candelabra. The pottery is collectively known as "Polish stoneware", as it became one of Poland's unofficial cultural symbols.
For centuries one of the premier art forms in Central Europe has been the pottery and ceramics created in the Silesia region. The durable and functional creamy white and blue stoneware pieces are unique and easily identifiable. Ceramics and pottery are a definitive part of the identity of the city of Bolesławiec (Bunzlau). The town itself is often called Miasto Ceramiki (Town of Ceramics). The town is known for the ceramics and it is one of its defining features. The ceramics there have been produced for over a thousand years.
The ceramics works are referred to as Boleslawiec pottery, or they are sometimes called by their German name: Bunzlau pottery or Bunzlauer pottery. There has recently been a resurgence in the popularity of Boleslawiec ceramic art in the United States.
The geography lends itself to ceramic work as the area is rich in natural clay deposits; the clay is still excavated today. The clay is plentiful and of extremely high quality. It has a high feldspar and silicon content, and is classified as stoneware after firing. It is fired at extremely high temperatures, around 1100-1300 degrees Celsius. The clay is brown to grey in color, and rough in texture compared to finer claybodies such as porcelain. Stoneware is sturdy and vitreous to semi-vitreous and porous when fired. Glaze can be applied and the piece can be re-fired to create a watertight surface. There is also a unique clay slip associated with the Bolesławiec supply base, the application of which results in a glossy, brown surface.
Ceramics has been a part of Bolesławiec and the entire region's history for an extremely long time. Potters and ceramic artists are on record from as early as the 14th century, with the first written record of a potter in the municipal books of Świdnica (Schweidnitz) in 1380. However, archaeological digs have shown pottery and ceramics from the early Middle Ages, and trading patterns strongly indicate their presence at such an early time.
Potters from the Bolesławiec area first united into a guild around the start of the 17th century. Most of the earliest remaining pieces date from the beginnings of the eighteenth century. They are characterized by the brown glaze and were usually pitchers or jug type vessels. Some of the vessels are lidded forms with attached tin lids, though many are open. They are wheel made and uniform in shape, and were either smooth or bore a diagonal ridge pattern. Most bear a mark of some kind, usually an individual's initials and a date.
Starting around the middle half of the 18th century the vessels started to become characterized by a natural flowing motif of “sticks”, or a raised design of flowers and leaves on a stem. The sticks were a light white in color, with the surrounding pot usually brown. This added contrast and aesthetic appeal.
Throughout the late 18th century and early 19th century the stick motif was still popular. Other popular motifs included the Bolesławiec emblem, the potter's emblem of Adam and Eve, heraldic signs, and nature motifs like florals and birds. Pitchers, mugs, and tankards were the most commonly produced works.
Around the latter half of the 19th century the white clay that had previously been used only for the stick motif started to be used for whole vessels. This was due to the innovation of Johann Gottlieb Altmann, a master potter who was the first to cast dishes instead of throwing them on the wheel. Altmann also used a new type of lead-free glaze that enabled stamping and allowed for new motifs and designs. Most of the more recognizable designs today, like the repeating circles, scales, flowers, dots, and clovers, were created at that time.
In 1897 a professional ceramics school was founded in Boleslawiec. The school's first headmaster was a renowned ceramics master from Berlin, Dr. Wilhelm Pukall. He initiated changes that helped reform technical abilities and new work methods, but also supported innovative new ideas and forms of creative expression. It was a time of great growth for Boleslawiec ceramics. The school accepted mostly sons of local potters, and after their completion went on to start their own workshops.
Three important potters that worked around the turn of the century were Julius Paul, Hugo Reinhold, and Carl Werner. They helped realize the new ideas and vision of the school. These three artists and their studios started using stenciling techniques, matte glazes, vibrant colors, and gilding. It was their new techniques that revolutionized modern Bolesławiec pottery. In 1936 the school established a cooperative of six schools called the “Bunzlauer Braunzeug”. Their work can still be found today marked by brown pots with white decorations and signed on the bottom.
Although most of Lower Silesia's ceramic workshops and studios were destroyed during World War II, and the entire German population of the town and surrounding province were removed during the transfer of the territory from Germany to Poland in 1945, the new Polish authorities and refugees made a huge effort to revive the work. The cooperative CPLiA was formed and supported by the state-run Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. This permitted the cooperative to revive a high standard of artistic achievement and enabled funding and the influence of talented potters in Poland and throughout Europe.
Bolesławiec pottery today
All authentic Bolesławiec pottery has the “Hand made in Poland” stamped on the bottom. The Boleslawiec pottery that is most recognizable today is the white or cream colored ceramic with dark blue, green, yellow, brown, and sometimes red or purple motifs. The most common designs include dots, abstract florals, speckles, “windmills”, and the favorite “peacocks eye”. The traditions of 'Bunzlauer' pottery have been preserved in many locations in present-day Germany by expellees from the former town of Bunzlau, and their descendants. Currently, most of the original pottery that comes from Polish Bolesławiec is produced by the CPLiA cooperative and the many artists that work under it, either in factories or smaller studios. Many of the individual artists do their own work, and there is also a large crafts movement that still produces the traditional heavy brown and white stoneware.
Although Bolesławiec pottery has become more popular in the United States in the past few years, it is still largely a regional product and is known primarily in Germany and Eastern Europe. It is collected by private collectors all across the world, and is also part of many museum collections in Europe, the largest collection being in the Museum of Ceramics in Boleslawiec, in Boleslawiec, Poland. However, with the commercialization of the industry, Polish Pottery ceramics are now sold throughout the world for everyday use in the kitchen as well as collectibles.
Bolesławiec pottery was created as a mainly functional product, and still is functional today although the designs have increased in quality and intricacy. It falls in a very different category from fine English and Asian china and pottery that demands high prices in today's marketplace. Still, Boleslawiec pottery is not inexpensive. Mugs and cups usually cost anywhere from twenty to forty U.S. dollars, larger more intricate pieces like bowls, teapots, Memory boxes, and specialty plates can cost anywhere from one to two hundred U.S. dollars, and some hand-painted pieces by recognized artists can cost close to five hundred U.S. dollars or more. Price is dependent on size, type of item, quality of glaze/painting, and whether or not the piece is Unikat, or “unique” in English. When a ceramics artist has been deemed accomplished enough they earn the right to create a piece from start to finish and to be able to sign it. These pieces are stamped with UNIKAT on the bottom and are more rare and of better quality and therefore command a higher price.
Polish Pottery is hand crafted with pride at many small manufacturing companies in Boleslawiec, Poland. All of the pieces are hand painted, using sponge stamp and brushes to paint the art on each piece. All of the patterns are hand-cut by the artists in the sponge and then they use the sponges and brushes to apply the unique pattern to each piece. Sponges are used because they keep the paint wet for a long time, allowing the artist to slowly go around one piece at a time, stamping a unique specific pattern. Several of the artists will create the initial pattern and hand paint a pattern, so all of the artists know what each pattern will be and can keep a similar style to the completed pieces.
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Decorate Your Home With Fall Polish Pottery Patterns
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After a long, hot summer we are always delighted when October rolls around bringing cooler temps, falling leaves and hearty meals.
What are your favorite Fall traditions? At The Polish Pottery Shoppe, our thoughts turn to fall polish pottery patterns with pumpkins, owls and ghosts. Our customers love these items too.
Thank goodness our owner, Cindy, always thinks ahead and orders an abundance of seasonal items for the shop. Just check out our Fall Decorating inventory with the click of a mouse.
Remember, too, that pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween. Many of our customers simply rotate the jack-o-lantern face to the back and enjoy Fall seasonal flourishes until the last slice of Thanksgiving pie.
Pumpkin and Owl Ornaments accompanied by our adorable Polish Pottery Ghosts can decorate your table until Halloween. As we are sure you know, the large Polish Stoneware Pumpkin is a stunning dining table centerpiece. Put all these together and there’s a one-of-a-kind seasonal vignette that will wow your guests at your next party.
For over-the-top elegance, check out Kalich’s Jack-o-Lanterns. The artwork is exquisite and the colors are stunning. Make sure you order these now, because they have fly off the shelves (on broomsticks, naturally) and once they're gone, we won't have more until next year.
We also have a wide selection of Illuminated Owls. Put a candle inside and you you have a feast for the eyes. If you have friends or relatives who are educators, this is the gift for them. After all, owls symbolize intelligence.
When setting an autumn table, think in terms of polish pottery patterns in Avery, Tuscany and Roksana, as their colors tend more to the dark green, brown, and rust colors we see in the fall foliage. Roksana’s flaxen base color highlights the green tendrils beautifully. For playfulness, add some Rennie to the mix.
Looking for tasty, new dishes to grace your Polish Pottery? Stay tuned for Cindy’s mouth-watering apple dip recipe. Your taste buds will thank you.
If you love Fall as much as we do, then you need to add some of these fun Fall polish pottery patterns to your table before they're gone.
Polish Pottery - Boleslawiec Unikat Pattern Pottery - Stoneware
Old World Polish Pottery offers handmade and hand-painted UNIKAT pattern Polish Pottery. Our Boleslawiec (Bunzlauer) stoneware or Boleslawiec Pottery, also known as Art Deco Pottery is not only durable but impervious to abrasives and resistant to cracks and chips. All of our Polish pottery is lead/cadmium free, safe for the refrigerator, oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. Our Old World Polish Pottery and stoneware inventory include everything from plates & platters, cups, and mugs, figurines, bakeware, serving dishes, home decor, holiday items such as UNIKAT Christmas ornaments and all other occasions, to even cookie and candy jars. With the hand-painted artistry of each Polish Pottery piece, our Polish Pottery is not only for décor, but made for daily use in the kitchen!
Everyday, millions of families share a meal on their favorite dinnerware…but is it non-toxic, lead free and safe to use?
Embrace the unique properties of Authentic Polish Pottery …plates, mugs, cups, bowls, pie plates and a wide variety of serving dishes which are lead & cadmium free, dishwasher safe, microwave safe and refrigerator safe for the entire family. Each selection is also a great gift option, useful, hand painted, decorative and provides the user with peace of mind…which is important because your family’s health matters!
Check out our unique handcrafted Polish Pottery for sale for every occasion. Come visit us at our quaint pottery store “Old World Polish Pottery” located at 7110 Massillon Road SW | Navarre, OH 44662 in the heart of Amish Country. We are 2.5 miles North of Mt. Eaton, OH on State Route 241. Moreover, if you’re not in the area, please go to our online store to shop pottery. As a special note, please keep in mind that our unique Polish Pottery inventory is forever changing. Due to the fact these handmade and hand-painted pattern pieces, created by master artists may sell out, time is of the essence as sold products get continually replaced with new designs. Whether you’re a first time customer or longtime friend that loves Polish Pottery the way we do, we look forward to hearing from you and welcome your questions. Whether you are curious about our traditional patterns, Unikat patterns, Signature pieces from one of the artists that have created the Bunzlauer pottery, or merely asking about our shipping and handling, it’s our honor to accommodate you. Let us brighten your world with the beauty of Old World Polish Pottery.
Pottery patterns polish
All levels of Manufaktura Polish Pottery at Renditions are the same superior quality of stoneware. The different pattern levels indicate the level of detail and skill involved in painting each pattern.
Traditional - Simplest in design and color, typically with a white rim. The "Peacock” and "Mosquito” are two of the original Traditional patterns.
UNIKAT - "Unikat" means “unique” in English. At this level, we see more complex designs and more colors. The rims are blue or green and each piece is stamped “UNIKAT”. Stamping and brush strokes are used for painting the designs.
Signature - These patterns are the work of master artists who have achieved the highest level of accomplishment. The intricate designs require more skill and time to paint. Colors and designs of each piece reflect the artist's vision. Signature pieces have blue or green rims, and the back sides of the plates are also decorated. The artist signs each piece, which increases their desirability.
Premier - Premier is our most elaborate series, made exclusively for Renditions. Designed by master artists, these patterns have all of the attributes of the Signature series with many colors and motifs incorporated into the designs. They are signed by the artist, stamped as Renditions Exclusive, and are available only through Renditions and our retailers.
Blossom Series - Our new Blossom series is part of Manufaktura's Modern line. It features bright single color patterns that just make you smile! Great to mix and match within the Blossom series and with other Polish Pottery patterns.
Exclusive - Exclusive patterns are designed for us or by us, stamped Renditions Exclusive, and are available only through our shop or our retailers. We currently have 14 Renditions Exclusives.
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