Every year, in late August, in the small town of Boleslawiec, located in the Lower Silesia region of Poland, about 75miles/120 km west of Wroclaw, Polish Pottery Festival transforms it into an outstanding place of joy with live shows and beautiful crafts. Everything to celebrate the most famous ceramics from Boleslawiec, 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.
This popular summer festival in Poland, offers unforgettable and entertaining events: parades, shows, culinary presentations, and performances. Ceramic goods are presented at the marketplace for sale, and the streets are full of booths, where you can buy regional products, sculptures, and so on.
Often, great deals are available on Polish Pottery pieces during the festival and you can always bargain with the many vendors! You will be surprised that in Boleslawiec you can also purchase pottery using US dollars! This is because pottery from Boleslawiec is very popular among US military personnel stationed in Germany. So, when you visit the Polish Pottery Festival you will run into many Americans. Communication with vendors is also not a problem – most of them speak English very well.
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 the beautiful town hall and market square.
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 14 – 20, 2022 “Flavors of Lower Silesia and Wroclaw” culinary vacation in Poland is scheduled around the 28th Polish Pottery Festival. Click here for all the details and start planning your 2022 Poland vacation today!
| Malgorzata (Sarna) Rose, is a native of Poland. Poland Culinary Vacations grew out of her love and passion for travel and everything Polish, including fine Polish cuisine, eventually blossoming into a first-class culinary travel company. While growing up in Poland, she experienced the great joy of cooking with family and friends. Using her grandmothers' recipes and fresh ingredients from their gardens, they prepared food for weddings, parties, and traditional holidays. Now, through Poland Culinary Vacations, she wants to share that experience with you, and show you the best of everyday Polish living: the special people and their hospitality, and the heritage and traditions unique to each region. Only a native can help you discover and fully experience the authentic Poland!
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