I have always loved art glass and various types of pottery. A recent find at goodwill of a Bristol leaf pitcher from The Wizard of Clay was one of my thrift store success stories. (I remember touring his studio outside of Bristol NY in the late 80's). I also love Italian and Polish pottery but it would be a little bit more difficult logistically to tour studios that produce authentic pieces unless I was planning a trip to Europe. I was recently given the opportunity to review an authentic piece of Polish Pottery of my choice from Polmedia however..... Polmedia imports goods from overseas - in this case from Poland.
Polmedia is a family owned business that has been in business since the wall came down and free enterprise was allowed (post communism). You can find out more about the company HERE.
What I find most impressive about Polish pottery and what I feel sets it apart from other types of pottery is the intricacy in the designs. Most Eastern European countries have similar types of design - very detailed and colorful, typically painted in cobalt blue. You can find out more about Polish Pottery HERE.
I absolutely love the stoneware plate we received. It is a little smaller than a salad plate but larger than a saucer. The detailing on the painted design is wonderful. Retailing at under $28, this is a great value. Some ideas:
- Purchase a variety of plates in different patterns and use for your daily dinnerware
- Use for entertaining. Simple appetizers or a small dessert would look lovely displayed on one of these plates
- Use when preparing food - I have used my plate as a spoon rest or to set small diced veggies during food prep.
With the holidays approaching, this would make a beautiful hostess gift or present for the person who has it all! The selection on the artisianimports.com site is immense and there should be a design to accommodate all tastes. Who would not appreciate a beautiful, unique handmade gift? This would be a memorable and appreciated gift!
Thank you to Polmedia for this review opportunity.
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