Written by Jagoda Urban-Klaehn Thursday, 13 November 2003 17:00
There is a growing interest in Polish pottery. The internet online stores are booming. What is it about Polish pottery which attract people from all around the world? - high quality, unique patterns, unique techniques, old tradition. Pottery from Boleslawiec does not contain lead like other famous European stoneware lines.
The oldest pieces of Boleslawiec pottery that have been found date back to the first half of the 16th century. Potters' guilts were organized as early as 1511 in the Silesian region where Boleslawiec belong to. Silesia is very rich in many mineral resources - among them clay - useful for pottery production. This clay can be found in the basin of Bobr and Kwisa rivers, near Boleslawiec.