Zaklady Ceramiczne "Bolesawiec"
Established in 1946, Zaklady Ceramiczne "Boleslawiec" is the largest and oldest manufacturer of Polish Pottery. Known as "Zaklady," this manufacturer produces rich looking and feeling pottery that is beautifully decorated, consistently high in quality, and durable. Zaklady products include dinnerware, baking dishes, serving dishes, kitchen accessories, and household items such as vases, flower pots, and stoneware crocks. Based on the intricacy of the stamped design, Zaklady patterns range from traditional to unikat. Annual production totals approximately two million pieces of pottery.
Established in 1950, Ceramika Artystyczna is renowned for producing stoneware that is of the highest quality and most exquisite decoration. This manufacturer is a co-op of artists, about 70% of whom are woman. Ceramika Artystyczna produces tableware, bakeware, kitchen items, and household accessories such as soap dispensers and vases. Both the classical and the unikat designs are highly artistic, with vibrant colors, subtle shading, and intricate details.
Previously known as KM, is a small family run pottery business under the direction of a young but very skilled potter Krzysztof Mazurek. Both of his parents and his brother are actively involved in running the family business. His mother is the lead pattern designer. She has over 20 years of experience as a lead artist at another pottery factory called Manufaktura. Cer-Maz is also well known for the high quality of their bisque. Their bisque is used by other pottery makers in the area. Cer-Maz is located in Warta Bolesławiecka, which is right outside of Bolesławiec and right next to other pottery shops like WR, Andy and Andar.
Ceramika Artystyczna "Wiza"
Known simply as Wiza, the factory was founded in 1963 by Mr. Stanislaw Wiza. This company is unrelated to the Polish Pottery cooperative known as Ceramika Artystyczna. The Wiza factory has grown from humble beginnings under communist rule into its current status as a leading exporter of Polish Pottery, with approximately 120 employees. Wiza stoneware is high quality and durable, with a variety of decorative patterns and forms.
Established in 1976, Dana Ceramics is a growing producer and exporter of Polish Pottery. All pottery is made completely by hand, without the assistance of any machines. Dana decorations include both hand stamped and hand painted designs. Dana is noted for unique shapes and accessories, such as leaf shaped bowls, candle holders, and figurines.
Opened in 1977 by Wladyslaw Rutyna, WR Unikat is a small factory that specializes in hand-painted patterns. Today, WR Unikat has about 70 employees. WR Unikat is unique among Polish Pottery manufacturers in that they do not use the traditional hand stamped techniques to decorate their pottery, but instead paint each piece with brushes in beautiful floral patterns. All pottery from WR Unikat is described as "Unikat" because each pattern is produced exclusively by a single artist.
Established in 1993, Manufaktura is one of the largest and fastest growing manufacturers of Polish Pottery. Creating stoneware with popular appeal in terms of price and function, Manufaktura is continually introducing new patterns and shapes. Manufaktura welcomes visitors to their factory in Boleslawiec, and proudly provides tours to interested guests to show the manufacturing process. Manufaktura produces traditional patterns as well as more intricate unikat patterns.
Cergor is a small producer of Polish Pottery, but a favorite, thanks to the beautifully decorated cats and tea light houses produced by the artistic owner. Cergor is located in a small house-like factory in a small village just outside of Boleslawiec.
Polish Pottery Factories
Established in 1998, Ceramika Millena is a family owned stoneware studio located just outside Boleslawiec. Using local clay, they produce fine Polish Pottery in unique floral and patterned decorations.
Zaland Ceramiczny VENA
A new producer of Polish Potterylocated in Brzeg, which is approximately 100 miles east of Boleslawiec. VENA pottery is noted for its colorful, floral decorations.
Ceramika Artystyczna GD
A small producer of Polish Pottery that was established in 2004. Their products are finely decorated in floral motifs of rich, vibrant colors.