There’s quite a story behind these Cmielow sixties animal ceramics.
These sculptures were originally created over forty years ago by Polish artists working in the famous porcelain factory at Cmielow in south eastern Poland – a town where porcelain has been manufactured since 1790. The unusual designs were inspired by the art of Henry Moore and Picasso and featured animals as well as females in the fashions of the day.
All that came to an end in the sixties, when a fire destroyed much of the factory. But here’s the good news. Recently, many of the moulds have been recovered, most needing only minor repairs, allowing the designs to go back into production.
You can now buy some of the animal designs online, including the fox pictured here. Prices start at £29.
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