Polish Pottery originated in the historic town of Boleslawiec, Poland in the early 1800's. Using locally sourced clay, each piece is molded into the desired shape, hand painted or hand stamped, glazed then fired to over 2250 degrees Fahrenheit. The result of this process is stoneware that is beautiful, and durable, for every day use. We sell only first quality stoneware and all pieces are safe to use in the oven, microwave and dishwasher. Polish pottery is lead and cadmium free.