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Beautiful Polish Pottery Stoneware Coffee Cup by Polmedia Polish Pottery

Stoenware Coffee Mug by Polmedia Polish Pottery

Beautiful Stoneware Coffee Cup by Polmedia Polish Pottery

This Cup is Perfect for Coffee

This beautiful cup is hand-crafted by Cer-Maz. It is ideal for any beverage because it is the perfect balance of style and functionality. This cup is thick enough to minimize the heat transfer from your drink to your hands but light enough to be easy to hold. The handle is just the right size to hold the mug comfortably with one hand though if you like to embrace your mug with both hands while savoring your favorite beverage, this cup is great for that too. Clean-up is a breeze because this mug is dishwasher safe. Heating up a cup of coffee or tea is effortless as well; it is also safe for the microwave.

In addition to the excellent functionality of this cup, the wonderful pink, blue, and green flowers painted on the surface make it an item to be treasured. The bright colors and black outlines really make this piece stand out amongst the other cups in the cupboard. This cup is sure to become an instant favorite.   The floral pattern in combination with the dark blue fleur-de-lis motif found along the rim of this vessel makes it an exceptional piece of functional artwork.

 

Owning this Coffee Cup is Owning a Work of Functional Art

Beautiful Stoneware Coffe Cup

This gorgeous flowers make this cup really pop.

Stoneware Coffe Mug by Polmedia Polish Pottery

Stoneware Coffe Mug by Polmedia Polish Pottery

Unikat Coffee Cup by Polmedia Polish Pottery

This coffee cup is a Unikat piece of artwork. This means that it is unique and has been signed by the artists who created it.

COLLECTOR’S CORNER: Insider Tips for Collectors of Polish Pottery

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Dorothy Rosa (Durkee) -– Blog Contribution –  June 2013

As much as we’d all love to have vast and varied collections of Polish Pottery, there are practical limits to our collecting –- limits of space to display or store our treasures, of funds with which to purchase them, and of time to manage it all.  So the questions naturally arise, What to buy? When to buy? And where to buy?

This month, we’ll offer some suggestions about What to buy; next month, When to buy; and in July, Where to buy. After that, we’ll cover a variety of topics of interest to Polish Pottery collectors, including Creative Tablescaping, Mixing and Matching Patterns, All You Need to Know about Shopping for Polish Pottery – in Boleslawiec and Beyond, and How I Found The Courage to Take My Polish Pottery out of the Cabinet and Actually USE It.

What To Buy?

Experienced collectors know what they like. Some collect just one pattern, others a primary pattern with accent pieces in another (or two, or ten). There are those who collect by color (blue and white, for example) or theme (butterflies, birds, flashy florals). Still others choose to “mix and match,” meticulously blending diverse colors and themes in elegant tablescapes. I favor an eclectic mix, offering up to my guests combinations of patterns more or less willy-nilly, something the forgiving nature of Polish Pottery designs readily permits.

Cherished for its artistry, utility, and durability, Polish Pottery from Boleslawiec is also valued for its ability to “play well with others.” Shown here: three different patterns from two manufacturers playing very nicely indeed (top to bottom: WR #AW1, Polmedia P1847A ;WR #EZ3, Polmedia #P3936A; and the hard-to-find “Klara” pattern from Vena.All three are Traditional patterns.)

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Faced with choosing from nearly 5000 patterns, new collectors can simplify the selection process by trying out different patterns and “looks” by buying a small piece -– a luncheon plate, for example — in each of the patterns they like. When beginning collectors ask, I suggest, “Buy the one that moves you, but be open to change.” Properly nourished, our vision expands.

The question of whether to buy “Unikat” (unique, hand-signed and hand-decorated, with brushes and sponges, always by a highly accomplished, individual artist) pieces or non-Unikat (hand-decorated, but by various artists, and unsigned) pieces may be answered by your budget or personal preference. Unikat pieces will always cost more than non-Unikat pieces, so it’s up to you to decide whether you want: one exceptional piece, for example, or two or three (or more) lovely but less exceptional pieces. I have both: Unikat for display and for very special occasions, non-Unikat for everyday use. I do keep a 12-ounce bubble mug in a favorite (and admittedly pricey) high-end Unikat pattern (U1123 Ceramika Artystyczna, Polmedia P1990A) for my morning coffee.

Polish Pottery was made to be used. And that means – for the brave ones among us — Unikat on the deck for morning coffee.

What to buy or not buy is obviously a matter of personal preference. Choices abound, especially when it comes to novelty or special-interest patterns.

There are cat patterns…

Ceramika Artystyczna  1771X, Polmedia P6131A

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Ceramika Artystyczna 1771 , Polmedia  P6226A

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…camel patterns…

Zaklady 842AK, Polmedia P5055A


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…horse patterns…

Ceramika Artystyczna 1143X, Polmedia P3994A

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…and, of course a long, long list of animal and character figurines.

 

As time passes we’ll cover these topics in greater detail. But for now, I’ll offer three suggestions for building a successful collection:

 

1. Learn all you can. As always, an informed consumer is a happy one. Browse the internet thoroughly, bookmarking sites to which you’ll want to return when you’re ready to buy. Keep notes. I maintain two separate digital files, one for tracking details of purchases (with copies to our insurance company) and the other for recording what I want to remember about artists, factories, vendors, and the business/hobby in general.)

 

2. If you love it, buy it. Don’t worry about whether or not a piece will “match” the rest of your collection. Chances are it will: Polish Pottery was made for “mix and match.” It plays well with others. If a piece doesn’t seem to fit, no matter: Display it solo or tuck it away to enjoy some rainy afternoon when it’s just you and your odd little item and a warm pot of tea.

 

3. Find a friend (or friends) to share the fun. On line or off, everything’s better with friends.

 

Next month: When To Buy

Dorothy Rosa Durkee is an independent writer, retired magazine editor, and former military wife with a passion for collecting Polish Pottery. When not dusting or rearranging her collection, she spends her time volunteering in local schools and working in animal rescue.

What is Unikat Polish Pottery?

In Polish, the word for unique is Unikat

Polish Pottery Stoneware PLATE

Often, our customers will navigate through the website and then find a piece that is marked as Unikat, which is located on the bottom of the Polish pottery piece. This is where the manufacturer will normally stamp their logo. The manufacturer logo stamp will indicate that the pottery piece is hand made in Poland. The Unikat pattern may or may not have the artist signature on the bottom, but a Unikat piece will always be stamped with “UNIKAT” on the Polish pottery.

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Distinctively designed, Unikat pottery has sophisticated details that define the pattern’s own uniqueness. This distinguishes each Polish pottery piece as an individual to its counterparts. No piece of Polish pottery will ever be exactly the same.

Polish Pottery Stoneware BUBBLE MUG

Our Polish pottery is hand-made and hand-painted. Therefore, all pieces are personalized by an artist and are all very special and unique in their own pattern design. However, a Unikat piece is hand-made and hand-painted by an exceptionally skilled artist.
Unikat artists immerse themselves in intense training and have spent years practicing their own techniques to individualize the definitive Unikat patterns.

Polish Pottery Stoneware PLATE

A Unikat Polish pottery piece is remarkably breathtaking, considering the time and effort that an artist takes to make the piece. Using a variety of six to eight paint colors and including fine details, each one is unique.
Popular with collectors of Polish pottery, Unikat pieces are normally purchased as display items. However, as the popularity of these unique designs is slowly expanding, more than just collectors are now purchasing the pieces.

 

For all those who love beauty & quality — let us introduce you to handcrafted Polish Pottery!

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Here we hope to fuel your desire for more of this beautiful Polish stoneware, as you can never have too many pieces!  We also hope to increase your knowledge about this stoneware & why it’s so coveted by many for it’s exquisite beauty & unparalleled craftsmanship.  From time to time, we’ll update you on our endeavors to bring you the best Polish pottery in the world — check back frequently!