Art is hard, especially when fortified by the flames of a sintering kiln. Acquire a piece of sturdy ceramic eye candy with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of hand-painted stoneware from Polmedia Polish Pottery's online store.
Polmedia Polish Pottery stuffs cupboards and adorns homes with its durable hand-painted stoneware and pottery imported from a factory in Boleslawiec, Poland. The 12,000-square-foot Texas warehouse stocks more than 35,000 treasures, with more options available by special order. Slurp up Earl Grey from a floral cup-and-saucer set ($26.39), and blue flowers blossom from the bottom of the Unikat bowl⎯hand painted and signed by the artist ($49.56). All of Polmedia's products are lead- and cadmium-free, dishwasher- and microwave-safe, and active in their local Rotary club.
Polmedia Polish Pottery
When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, a man named Artur and his family sprang into action. Capitalism then began to flourish in their native Poland, fostering the opportunity to open their family-run pottery shop. Their ornate pottery, which is made with clay found only in Poland and hand-painted with laser precision, then made its way to the United States when Artur emigrated there to study.
The stateside warehouse fills each of its 12,000 square feet with the Polish-made imported pottery. The pieces are all hand painted with intricate floral and geometric patterns using a palette predominantly composed of cool tones, pops of red, and cleansing sherbets between each color scheme. “We have the largest selection, the widest variety of Polish pottery nationwide,” said staff member during an interview on Fox 29. Each piece of stoneware can withstand use in the microwave and dishwasher but should never be flushed down the toilet.