Welcome to By Hand and Fire

                         

We specialize in the beautiful, hand made and painted Polish Pottery and we can easily say we carry the largest selection of Polish Stoneware in Canada; offering teapots, mugs, bowls, plates and platters, bakers and accessories in many Traditional, Unikat and Signed patterns.
Polish Pottery makes gorgeous Wedding, Birthday, Anniversary and Christmas gifts. We offer friendly service, fast shipping (across Canada and international) and easy returns. Email us at info@byhandandfire.com with any questions.
Visit us in Cambridge - in the quaint Downtown Hespeler:
15 Queen St. E, Cambridge, Ontario
ph: 519.260.2520, e: info@byhandandfire.com

Polish Pottery & Loose Leaf Teas

In addition to Polish Stoneware we carry over 100 of different Loose Leaf Tea blends. Explore our Black, Green, Rooibos and herbal selections by clicking on the Tea tab. 
Store hours:
Saturday Sept 16th 10-2pm
Store closed Tuesday Sept 19 - Oct 4th
Reopens Thursday Oct 5th 10 - 5 
Regular store hours:

Tuesday      10 - 5pm

Wednesday 10 - 5pm

Thursday     10 - 5pm

Friday          10 - 5pm 

Saturday      10 - 4pm

Sunday        closed   

Monday        closed   

  

  Old world quality, modern day functionality

World famous original Polish Pottery is an artistically hand painted Stoneware produced in a small town of Boleslawiec, in South Western part of Poland called Lower Silesia. It is made of white clay Kaolin, abundant around the town, hand decorated with sponges by skilled artisans, then coated in a special glaze and fired in high temperatures, in excess of 1250 C.  Each pottery piece is unique and a work of art. Skilled local artisans create endless array of patterns and decorations using sponging technique, some sign their work creating sought after pieces. Pottery making in this region has a very long and rich history. Artifacts dating back to 7th century have been recently found during routine excavations in the city. Polish Pottery has evolved over the centuries, current aesthetics date around 17th century when local craftsmen started decorating their wares with sponges and new designs, most recognized beinf the Peacock and Polka Dots patterns. Local Ceramics Museum features many early pieces of this now world famous design.  

Thanks to the qualities of the clay, special glaze and high firing temperatures, Polish Stoneware is very durable, scratch and chip resistant, safe for food consumption and oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. No Lead nor Cadmium are used in the production process.

This Functional Art will be at home in both country and modern kitchens; can be passed on from mothers to daughters and their daughters creating memories and Heirloom collections.