Every year, in late August, in the small town of Boleslawiec, located in the Lower Silesia region of Poland, about 120 km west of Wroclaw, Polish Pottery Festival transforms this town into an outstanding place of joy with live shows and beautiful crafts. Everything to celebrate the most famous ceramics from Bolesławiec, and perhaps all of Lower Silesia – Polish Pottery!
Hand made pottery from Boleslawiec is completely different from the pottery you will find in Italy or France. The tradition of making pottery in the region of Boleslawiec goes back hundreds of years. Today, white clay is chosen carefully and baked in high temperature kilns. As a result, you get unique pottery, which is flame proof, can be used in a microwaves, and looks great in your dining room. Pottery from Boleslawiec is also ecologicaly safe, because lead free enamel is used for decoration. Most patterns are detailed, geometrical and floral designs. Each piece is completely different than another, all are hand made, unique, worthy to be collector’s item.
You can also visit pottery museum, and pottery factories (where you can paint your own piece of pottery during a hands-on workshop), as well as many historical landmarks in Boleslawiec, for instance beautiful town hall.
Polish Pottery Festival in Boleslawiec, Poland is a really unique, wonderful experience! You should definitely consider visiting this part of Lower Silesia with Poland Culinary Vacations. Our August 18 – 24, 2013 “Flavors of Lower Silesia and Wroclaw” culinary vacation in Poland is scheduled around the XIX Polish Pottery Festival. Click here for all the details and start planning your 2013 Poland vacation today!