In case you have not heard, some large distributors from Japan and South Korea have visited many Polish pottery manufacturers in Boleslawiec and placed large orders for the popular hand painted pottery.
If you visit the websites of many manufacturers, you will see the new Japanese Flags to click on to read the contents in the Japanese language.
Our favorite (or used to be favorite) manufacturer, Ceramika MIllena has posted on their website “No retail or wholesale orders will be taken”. When talking to the owner of Ceramika Millena, Darek Sikorski, about not producing an order for our shop in the US, he said “It’s only business”. “They (the large Japanese buyers) would buy 10 times as much if we could make it.”
So much for our 8-9 year relationship!
Other manufacturers have also been effected. Wiza Ceramics after having received our order last Spring 2017, finally answered our inquiries in September of 2017 with “your order will start in May of 2018” - not exactly the working relationship we desired!
The good news! We have worked in the past with an excellent manufacturer - Vena Ceramics, who has great painters and some really unique items. And they have sent us one order and another will be here soon.
FINAL THOUGHT! WE STILL HAVE A NICE SELECTION OF POTTERY FROM CERAMIKA MILLENA AND HAVE IT DISCOUNTED AT 30%. BUT IT IS GOING FAST, SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PICK UP A FEW MORE ITEMS FROM MILLENA COME BY SOON AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SALE.
Website purchases - use discount code “GET30” at checkout for 30% off Millena pottery, Solmate baby and kids socks, and Irmar beanies and scarves