Many Boleslawiec pottery patterns are traditional patterns which are used by every manufacturer in Boleslawiec. Newer patterns reference traditional themes and motifs and all use a particular colorway which enables effortless mixing and matching across patterns and manufacturers.
Here is a snapshot of the designs that are currently our top sellers. You might be able to predict some but be totally surprised at others.
Spots and dots in one guise or another feature in many patterns. These two patterns
(D41 and O13) are so well-loved that we stock the same patterns from two manufacturers - can you spot (no pun intended) the difference between the two versions shown below?
More dots .... (O10 and D42)
You can see how all these patterns make eye-catching, complementary, mix and match sets.
Other customers are drawn to prettier patterns. These two best sellers (O63 and O2) are often chosen together. Both the stylized five-petal flowers and the small berries appear in various forms in many other patterns.
Blueberries appear as a featured motif and as part of more intricate designs. We have a number of blueberry patterns but this one (D1208) was an instant hit as soon as it was placed on our shelves. It’s the one design we have which I consider looks as nice on its own (or better) as it does in a mixed design set.
The rich, strong colours of this design (U9) are so striking that even people who enter the shop declaring their love for simple blue and white patterns often walk out with a piece in this pattern. The variations that come with being handmade are more obvious in the more intricate patterns. Sometimes U9 seems predominantly blue but at other times the green will stand out, or even the red. Other pieces will have a more pastel appearance.
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