Hi, I'm Donna, mother of three grown children, grandmother to five, and a former expat wife in Poland. Katy, my daughter, the other half of our team, is a petroleum engineer by degree, and now Momma to two adorable twins.
When Katy was a senior in high school, we traveled to Egypt to visit expat friends. While in the kitchen one evening, I opened a cabinet and saw stacks of the most beautiful dishes and serving pieces I had ever seen! When I asked where they came from, I was told that a group of ladies had traveled to Poland, specifically to shop for Polish pottery. And that was the beginning of my love affair with Polish pottery! I periodically ordered it online from stores in the U.S., as well as received several pieces as gifts from family.
When my husband's job took us to Poland, he was the first to insist I leave all of my Polish pottery in storage and build a new collection of the pieces I would find in Poland. He's definitely the shopper in the family -- he's on a first name basis with the ladies at the Boleslawiec store near his office!
Katy and her family have visited us in Poland several times, and I think she agrees with me -- Poland is a jewel of a country. The people are proud, resilient and hard working, and have created amazing pottery, glassware, ornaments, and spectacular architecture. Their history is a testament of their will to live and survive, and should be experienced by all nations and cultures.
With those strong feelings, Katy and I decided we wanted to share our love of all things Polish, and that was the beginning of our online store. We wish to offer both traditional and unique patterns of Polish pottery, as well as the beautiful handmade gingerbread ornaments and glass ornaments found in Poland.
We hope you enjoy browsing our selections, and if there is anything specific we can locate for you, please let us know. We can be reached through email at email@example.com, or by phone in the U.S. at 432-242-2109.