Polish Pottery is beautiful and durable stoneware that is made by hand in Boleslawiec in the South-West region of Poland. Stoneware is a type of clay that is fired and matured in extremely high temperature exceeding 2200 degrees Fahrenheit. In essence it is a man-made stone that is impermeable and hard enough to resist scratching by a steel point. This hand painted stoneware became known throughout the world simply as Polish pottery.
There are several factories in Boleslawiec that manufacture Polish pottery. The highest quality Polish pottery is made by Ceramika Artystyczna. Their craftsmanship has been internationally recognized year after year. They employ the most talented artists in the region who hand-paint each piece of Polish pottery using brushes and sponges from the Baltic Sea. Another large manufacturer is Zaklady Ceramiczne. The smaller ones include Manufaktura, Wiza, Millenium, WR, Dana, Andy, Cerfar, Cergor and many more.