Time to Visit…Manufaktura Polish Pottery
Several weeks ago I did a post about Polish Pottery shopping trip I did with several friends a while back. I promised that I would do a post about each of the different stores and factories we went too. Well up today is one of my favorites, Manufaktura.
Like Andy’s, this one can be a tricky one to find the first time you go there. You will drive up a hill on a small road following the signs. You will get to a fork in the road where you can go down the hill to another small store/factory(I don’t remember the name as I didn’t make it there this trip but I have been there on other trips. It a small shop with simple designs but good prices!!) OR you can go to you left towards a cemetery and you will drive through a fence and on your right will be a grocery store type warehouse and Manufaktura on your right. There is lots of parking so no worries about that!
Now time to head inside of the store! Size-wise, this store is in the top 3 depending how you look at them. This is an easy store to shop at as they have most the store arranged by pattern not by style. So if you find a pattern you like you don’t have to dig they have it all in one spot! The discount area it is the opposite, it is my style not pattern. NOW here is the tricking part here – a lot of their patterns are seasonal, so because they had a pattern this trip doesn’t mean they will have it next trip. BUT if you really want a certain pattern you can special order pieces.
Just outside the store you can look into the factory.
This one is HUGE as a lot of their’s goes to the US or other countries. How do I know that is goes to other countries? Well I got this piece from them when I was there in a box that they donated to us for a charity fundraiser we were doing a month later.
So how do you know if you have a piece of from here?
This is one of my favorite stores to shop in as they have a HUGE selection. Since they do have a nice selection there is no real rush to get their early for the best selection. Oh, one other great thing, they have a BATHROOM, which is directly in front of the store doors across the courtyard area.
Click HERE to go to their website to get the most current hours.
They take US dollars, Euros, Zlotys and Credit Card.
If you are able to do tax-free shopping(faktura’s) they do them but not on the spot. They will mail them to you. Mine took about 2 weeks to come.
Now here is the best part of Manufaktura, they also have an outlet store is the city center of Boleslawiec. Click HERE to go to my post about the outlet store. They also have a Unique Gallery too! Click HERE to go to my post about the gallery store.
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 Manufaktura? Leave a comment with what you like and don’t like or if have any pointers for shopping there!