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This beautiful piece of art also functions as a salt and pepper shaker 3 piece set. On a small plate, this condiment set is very easy to pass to party guest or across the breakfast table. The lovely hand-painted designs will delightfully decorate any kitchen with vibrant strawberry butterflies and cobalt blue flowers among green foliage. Inspired by the magical English gardens, Strawberry Butterfly motif brightens every day and brings a little whimsical touch to your kitchen. In addition, the artist has lovingly singed and branded each piece, UNIKAT, which means one-of-a-kind. The unique shape was designed by Janina Bany-Kozlowska, an award-winning designer who has over 1600 shapes in circulation around the world and is celebrated by her peers and recipient of the Medal for Merit to Culture, Gloria Artis award.
Story Behind the Art:
Pottery Avenue is committed to preserving the art and tradition of fine Polish stoneware. Centered in and around Boleslawiec, the village has been famous for pottery since the early 14th century. Almost everyone in the village is involved in creating pottery, with most learning the craft from their parents and grandparents. The process to create a piece has remained unchanged. After the mold is created, the clay is shaped by the mold then fired. After its cooled, its painted by hand using a 300-year old technique called hand stamping. The item is then glazed and fired again. It can take 3-5 days to complete a piece and each must pass 8 separate quality checks. Most patterns are forms of twigs, flowers and birds in the classic cobalt and white, though other colors and patterns have been introduced to appeal to contemporary customers. www.potteryavenue.com/artisans
Pottery Avenue Boleslawiec is Microwave, Oven, Dishwasher safe. Avoid direct heat contact or drastic temperature shifts from cold to hot or hot to cold.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill will create variations in color, size and design. Color differences may occur between the actual product and your computer screen. If buying two of the same item, slight differences will occur from piece to piece.