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Meet and Greet with Bolaslawiec Manufaktura Owners!

Meet and Greet with Bolaslawiec Manufaktura Owners!

Please join Janelle Imports founder, owner and Polish stoneware curator Elle Los-Englander between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Friday May 24 at 7 Moody Road, Enfield, CT (home of Janelle Imports) for a special meet and greet with Bolaslawiec Manufaktura co-owners Małgorzata Smoleńska and Paweł Zwierz on their first U.S. visit.

In celebration of this exciting visit, everything at Janelle Imports (both warehouse and online) will be sold at 20% off on Friday only, May 24 and refreshments will be offered at the 7 Moody Road, Enfield, CT store. Malgorzata and Pawel's parents, Wieslaw Smolesnki and Janusz Zwierz, founded Manufaktura in the late 80s, both having originally worked at two goverment owned factories in Boleslawiec, Poland. Manufaktura is the first and largest privately owned Polish stoneware company in Poland and the third largest Polish stoneware factory in Boleslawiec today.

Do you know that Elle grew up in Bolaslawiec, Poland and emigrated to the U.S. as a teenager? Her parents worked in the storied stoneware factories where exquisite stoneware items were carefully made by hand and lovingly painted for export around the world. Elle's parents, political dissidents, sought refuge in the U.S. Elle and her family kept close ties with friends Wieslaw Smolesnki and Janusz Zwierz from stoneware factories in Poland, working to export beautiful stoneware for sale in the U.S. Janelle Imports is Manufaktura's leading U.S. importer.

Manufaktura uses time-honored traditions and techniques to create magnificent, individually crafted pieces for table and home, each created from local white clay and specially developed glazes to insure the highest quality stoneware that is exceptionally durable and resistant to scratching, chipping and wear. In fact, each piece of stoneware from Manufaktura is touched by no less than 38 skilled artisans and master craftspeople before it is ready for export to the U.S.

Janelle Imports consults with Manufaktura on the creation of new pottery colors and designs to expand its classic, traditional and contemporary patterns and colors. Manufaktura continues to produce highly sought after Polish stoneware that has a foothold in the U.S., Japan and Europe.

We look forward to seeing you at Janelle Imports on Friday, May 24 as we celebrate Manufaktura and our friends Małgorzata Smoleńska and Paweł Zwierz!
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