One of the major influences at
Pas Par Tou is the extensive line of Polish Pottery that we carry.
Customers frequently come to our shop and some may know about the pottery, while others have many questions as to the process by which the pottery is created. In several articles we will walk you through the process, perhaps enticing you to explore the mastery an artisan craftsmanship behind this beautiful stoneware.
Ever wonder about the origins of this beautiful pottery? The perfect high shine glaze, the intricate patterns, the timeless elegance and craftsmanship that only Polish Pottery offers, we are going to go into a little bit of detail as to the process behind the Artistry of Polish Pottery and the levels of perfection one must attain to be truly "Unique"
Polish pottery is created from bisque colored clay that is found only in the Boleslawiec region of Poland. The clay is rougher in texture than a clay used for porcelain and fires at high temperatures to create true stoneware.
Liquid clay is poured into molds, allowed to dry and then removed from the mold. A clay worker then takes piece and cuts away any excess clay. The clay is smoothed and sponged to remove imperfections.
The pottery is allowed to dry over-night in drying rooms. The pottery is then fired in a large kiln at 850 degrees where it hardens to stone and the clay becomes a soft white bisque