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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Club-Hop in Warsaw

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4. Insider’s Tip


Score authentic hand-painted cookware at Ceramika Boleslawiecka.  

Though Poland is known for its handmade pottery, avoid the overpriced tourist shops near Central Station. Instead, head away from the city center to Ceramika Boleslawiecka, a little-known factory outlet on an obscure corner of Jana Pawła and Prosta. Here, the one-of-a-kind dishes are hand-painted using a stamping technique that dates back to the fourteenth century. Each piece takes up to 90 minutes to complete, from a retro handmade rolling pin ($13.70) to an elaborate serving tray ($60).


Published on Aug 12, 2010 as a web exclusive.

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