Two, separate Lowicz figurines - an example of the original Lowicz ceramics combining traditional folk motifs with a modern design. Entirely hand made and painted they constitute unique artistic handicraft. A meticulous forming in clay of the sitting figurines and their colorful painting even the slightes elements of their garment – including embroidery.
Manufacturing of this sort of craft is a labour – intensive and multi-stage process: starting from drying of several days, treatment during the drying process – making a rite of a pattern, through a twofold firing and a meticulous painting with colorful glaze. The bisque firing – a technique applied to manufacturing of this sort of ceramics takes from 9 – 10 hours under the temperature of 920 degrees Celsius. The last stage is refining painted elements with acrylic paints.
The sitting figurines can be placed freely – they will fit perfectly well to an edge of a shelf or a fire place. We recommend it is a souvenir from Poland, a gift for a foreigner or a birthday gift.
Lowicz ceramics represents an artistic handicraft – colorful like the entire Lowicz folklore, which expresses itself by extraordinary patterns. Manufacturing of this sort of craft is a multistage and labour-intensive process. It starts from making a project, next comes shaping in clay, slow drying takes even up to 7 days, as quick drying may cause deformation and breaking. Treatment during drying and in the course of drying comes next and then the first firing in an electric stove. After drying stage, a ceramics is being painted. In order to obtain colorful, and not overrun stripes, characteristic for Lowicz folklore, one needs much precision, facility and attention. The last stage is the second firing of already painted ceramics. This is how an authentic Polish ceramics comes into being, which will constitute an original gift for a foreigner, a souvenir from Poland or a wedding gift.
Mrs. Dębska is the artist of this unique craft – Lowicz ceramics. The craft she makes is pure, from the bottom of heart folk art, but in a slightly modern style. Mrs. Dębska’s ceramics is an example of original Lowicz handicraft, which pleases not only the Poles but also more often foreigners.
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