Hand Made Polish Pottery Cup and Saucer
This is my personal choice of my everyday dishware. Pattern # 163X. It was designed and created by Jolanta Okraska, and she is inspired by things in nature. She has many other designs, but I just love the way the blue poppies with a touch of green stand out. She has a video where she shows how she makes her Butterfly surrounded by flora. Never is it done to perfection, because it is made by hand. No two are ever completely alike. However fatal mistakes would make her toss the piece and start over, so accuracy to the art is essential. That would be un-productive and frustrating. So the strive to be as perfect as humanly possible is always at the forefront of the artist's endeavors.
* 2.4"H X 3.6"W X 4.7"L Hols 9 oz. of Fluid
In Poland there is a town called "Miasto Ceramiki" or Village of Ceramics. The town is Boleslawiec. For centuries they have created unique pottery made from the clay native to the region. The clay is fired to 1300 degrees Celsius. The pottery is painted and glazed stone ware that is fit for everyday use. This pottery can be microwaved, and heated. It is dishwasher safe, and does not easily chip, making it the most elegant durable sensible dish -ware on the planet!
BEGIN YOUR COLLECTION
When I began my collection, I started with a few pieces that I thought would match my decor. When I found my pattern, I then began to add to my collection one piece at a time, until I have built up an entire kitchen of the pattern that I have chosen. It took quite a few trips back home to acquire my set, and I am still adding to it today. Expanding to my bathrooms and so on. I tend to follow a particular artist named Jolanta Okraska. However this is my taste, and there are many artisans to view, and they are all very good.
The artisans that are regarded as highly accomplished, earn the right to create "Unikat" pieces. These are truly amazing, and because of their uniqueness, the amount of hand painting vs hand stamping, and the variety of colors used.
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