|GRANBY Polish pottery, which is rapidly becoming a prized collectible, will be on sale at the Church of Christ Parish Hall in Granby on Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Granby Library, a group of concerned citizens who promote use of the library, inform the community of the library's needs, help with improvements to the library's facilities and programs, and encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to support the library's future.|
The pottery offered at the sale is handmade by artisans in the Boleslawiec region of Poland, which is located on the Bobr River on the German and Czech border. This region has been a potter's community since the 7th century. With the end of the Cold War, the region's pottery began to be exported and has become increasingly popular. In fact, the Zanger Company, which imports the pottery that will be offered at the Nov. 19 sale, has made appearances on QVC, the highly popular TV shopping network.
Recognized as being among the finest examples of European pottery, Polish pottery is dishwasher, microwave and oven-safe. Each piece is individually handmade and hand painted, with every piece being artist initialed. (Signature pieces are artist signed). Made with lead and cadmium free paints and glazes, the high density, highly durable stoneware resists chips and breakage.