One of my favorite shops in the Boleslawiec, Poland is Andy Pottery!
This blog post was update September 15th, 2014. Why? Andy’s has made some MAJOR changes!!
This is a family run business just outside of town. So it can be a bit tricky to find the first time you go there. When on the main road going out-of-town, you need to turn right at this church. If you drive past the church, you have gone to far! The road is a small unpaved road going through a residential area. You will drive down about 4 minutes or so and then it will be on your left side.
The store is small, when you get 15 people in there you are elbow to elbow. So if you go with a big group, get in fast!!! Not anymore, take your time, it can easily hold 25 ladies and still be able to do jumping jacks.
They have their pieces set up by type not by pattern, so be prepared to dig for your pattern. As their shop is small I would recommend to go earlier in the day for the greatest selection of pieces.
If you notice most of their pieces are UNIKAT. Which explains why they are a bit more expensive compared to other stores. But they are worth it! They have many different patterns and types that you will not find in other stores. They make really neat candle lamp shades, cookie jars, vases and tea light holders.
If you have more time, you can arrange for you to paint your own mug. We did this about 3 years ago with our kids when we were in the area for a week on holiday. Even my son who was 17 at the time had fun! They mailed it to us about 2 weeks later after they fired it.
And if you can’t find a piece that you want, all you have to do is ask them and they will make it for you! Yes, they do custom orders. It take about 8 weeks to get them. I have also had custom mugs done and they turned out AMAZING!!!
They take US dollars, Euros, Zlotys and Credit Card.
Parking can be tricky here as there is spots for about 3 cars but you can park down the street a bit and walk up and then when you are finished drive the car up to put your new dishes in! Not anymore! I bet you can park at least 30+ cars now with the new store.
Want to know more about Andy’s? Click HERE to go to his website.
Their address is Tomaszow Boleslawieki 111A, 59-720, Raciborowice Gorne
Want to know some other idea’s to do while you in the area? Click HERE to see my blog post about my one day adventure in the city!
Want to find out about more Polish pottery stores located in Boleslawiec? Click HERE to see a list of all the stores I have done a blog post on!
Have you been to Andy’s? Leave a comment with what you like and don’t like or if have any pointers for shopping there!