We love unusual, beautiful and functional products and only offer pieces we love to cherish and be proud to display and use in our home.
We source pottery of the finest and most beautiful from Boleslawiec a small town in Lower Silesia Poland. The area is rich in Stoneware clay and the pottery has evolved over centuries around its natural resources. With potter’s schools in existence since the 12th century, the town is known worldwide for its striking, robust everyday use pottery. Factories use the well known patterns such as the old Boleslawiec spot pattern and the pattern known in Poland as the mosquito pattern (Polkadot Lane naming this the fern pattern). These traditional patterns of cobalt blue, were stamped on using potatoes with patterns representing twigs, spots and peacock feathers, then glazed and fired to high temperatures. Today the patterns are sponged on with intricate unique pieces hand painted by artists. Each is a work of art with no two pieces being identical, with its great demand – unfortunately patterns and shapes are copied. Genuine pieces show the stamp ‘Hand made in Poland’ with the manufacturers logo on the bottom.
We use one of the oldest factories in the town ‘Zaklady Ceramiczne Boleslawiec’ supplying the bulk of our pottery we have on offer. Their remarkable success in the history of Boleslawiec stoneware pottery won a gold medal at an exposition in London in 1848, at the time being the biggest trade fair in the world. The state owned factory has seen many changes due to the history of Poland and its changing borders. Their pottery is known for its strength, functionality and simplicity of design and its pieces are loved and collected all over the world. Our range from ‘Zaklady Ceramiczne Boleslawiec’ includes everyday polkadot pieces of round teapots, mugs, butterdishes, oven dishes and more.