We are Anna and Stuart and we run our small business from home in rural Stirlingshire, Scotland. Our love for Polish pottery began when we received a beautiful breakfast set as our wedding gift. We quickly began collecting other pieces and eventually replaced most of our tableware with Polish pottery. After receiving many compliments and buying a lot of pieces as gifts for friends and family, we decided to spread our love for Polish pottery and Groshek Pottery was born.
Groshek (or groszek) means "polka dot" in Polish, which reflects the many beautiful spotty designs that Polish pottery is renowned for.
What is Polish pottery?
Every piece of Polish pottery is handmade and hand-decorated using stamps and brushes. It comes in hundreds of shapes, with patterns ranging from classic dots and “peacock eyes” to more intricate “artistic” or “UNIKAT” patterns.
Our pottery comes from Zaklady Ceramiczne “Boleslawiec”, which is one of the biggest manufacturers in the region and whose tradition goes back to the 19th century.
Caring for your pottery
The high quality of the clay combined with the manufacturing process make Polish pottery extremely durable. Fired at over 1200°C, it is classed as stoneware and safe to use in dishwashers, microwaves and fridges. This makes Polish pottery suitable for everyday use at home and in catering.
All dishes with a grooved bottom are also safe to use in traditional gas or electric ovens up to 280°C, as well as on glass, ceramic and electric hobs.