Zofia’s Polish Pottery Outlet Store

March 5, 2012

Germany, Military Life

One of my favorite places to get my polish pottery fix is Zofia’s Polish Pottery Store.

(Driving directions and  a map are on their website!)

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The store itself is located around the back of the Hotel Garni in a little town called Rodenbach.

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The parking lot is around the side – Don’t worry, it has two entrances – just in case you miss the first one because
your crazy wife is trying to lean across the dashboard to take a picture of the signs so she can write about it on her blog.

Ahem.

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The store is over there under the porch… See the blue sign?

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Here it is up close… I can almost taste it…

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As you walk in, there are shelves upon shelves laden with dishes and serving pieces.

This is pretty close to what the show rooms in Poland looked like.

(Here is a post where I wrote about visiting Poland and watching someone paint it!)

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Every piece you can imagine from casserole dishes, to coffe mugs, to egg platters…

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And a few surprises as well – polish pottery earrings anyone?

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What I like about this store is the option to order pieces in a specific pattern or shapes.

My collection of pottery is completely mismatched patterns,
but I bought all of my plates from the same factory so they would stack properly.

It’s a thing with me.
They have to stack.

You see, different factories have slightly different shaped molds for their pieces…
And they all have slightly different patterns they use for their pieces…
But there are a few traditional patterns you can find everywhere…

Ok -
I’m rambling -
I’ll have to expand on this in another blog post!

What do your everyday dishes look like?

If you collect polish pottery, where do you like to shop for new pieces?

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10 Responses to “Zofia’s Polish Pottery Outlet Store”

  1. amy s Says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE my pottery..and I’m already and still shopping for more!! taking a trip to Zophia’s and Poland too!! CAN’T wait!!!

  2. Jennifer Says:

    I looooooove Polish Pottery. We are on the East side of Germany, so the day trips to Poland (you can still call them day trips when they leave right at midnight, right?) are a bit easier. They have one scheduled in April. I’m definitely thinking about it. I spent a ton in October, but that included Christmas gifts.
    Still debating on whether to replace to Pfalzgraff with Polish Pottery or not. All of my patterns are mix n match, but I love how it all kind of coordinates anyway. (I can start rambling too. I think it’s an addicts trait.)

  3. D Says:

    I love my Polish Pottery too! I sure miss living in Germany, we were there for three years and we loved it!
    I added glass magnets to go with my pottery, I sell them online. Currently have to make more. Anyway love the pics of your pottery shopping day, oh how I miss those days. Love your blog and I follow.
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  4. Stacey Says:

    I use locally made pottery ~ Hartstone Pottery in Zanesvlle OH. It’s the Wild Blueberry pattern and I love it!!

  5. Sheila Says:

    I have an experience doing this pottery I had a lot of collection also..Its really nice to put inside your house..
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  6. Mirana Says:

    Such nice polish pottery..:)
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  7. Charlene Hormann Says:

    Oh I love Zofia’s!!! I used to shop there (02-05) when we were stationed at Baumholder (lived in Birkenfeld)! We are getting ready to PCS back to Germany this summer (Wiesbaden since Heidelberg is closing)… cant wait to go back to Zofia’s! Are you familiar with a German Salt Pottery place just north of Idar Oberstein?! I cant recall where exactly it is and I am trying to find it’s locations so I can visit it again soon!
    Just found your blog… brings back a lot of memories when my kids were younger and we were in Germany!
    Charlene
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  8. Polish Pottery Says:

    Wonderful selection.. I see they specialize in Ceramika Artystyczna only. Personally I prefer Signature series, more expensive, but worth the price.

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