The White Clay of Polish Pottery

April 01, 2022 4 Comments

 How is Polish Pottery Created?

The details that go into the creation of a Polish Pottery piece are fascinating. Polish Pottery is created from very special white clay found on the Bobr River in Southwest Poland, in a town called Boleslawiec.  Kaolin, is a soft white clay that is famously used in the creation of china and porcelain.  


After the clay is found near the river Bobr, in Boleslawiec,  (pronounced "bol-les-slavi-etz")   it is formed into shapes like plates,  bowls, pitchers, and also many  complex forms like bunnies, vases,  and soap dispensers.  

After the form is created, it is painted and then put into a huge oven that uses natural gas.  It is fired in these ovens at temperatures in excess of 2200 degrees Fahrenheit.  The  glaze is both lead and cadmium free.

The White clay of Boleslawiec, Poland
It is hard to believe that for something so beautiful, it is known for its' versatility as well. It  is  safe for use in the dishwasher, microwave, freezer and oven. The glaze makes it resistant to chips , cracks and breakage.
The Polish Pottery Clay
The artists in Poland are very special people that can magically create this incredible product. 
It is this combination of function and beauty that makes Polish pottery so appealing.
The white clay of Polish Pottery
The result is a stunning table setting 

4 Responses

Leigh DeVoto
Leigh DeVoto

April 03, 2022

I love reading about this!

Jane D.
Jane D.

April 02, 2022

My very first purchase of Polish Pottery was in 1994. We stopped in Poland to visit a relative working there for Ford Motor. My sister in law took me to a pottery warehouse/factory just outside Warsaw. I bought four pieces. Since then I’ve totally filled my kitchen with tableware, baking dishes and other household accessories. None of my items match but that beautiful blue ties it all together. I occasionally purchase new bubble mugs for family members and friends or replacement pieces. Love my Polish Pottery.

Brooke Richardson
Brooke Richardson

April 02, 2022

Love reading about how the pottery is made. I had no idea it was all hand painted. Each piece is so unique and each piece a work of art.

Kari Swenson
Kari Swenson

April 01, 2022

Thanks for checking out my post! Do you have any questions?

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