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Polish Art Shops, Handicrafts and Folk Arts in Poland

11 Apr 2006 /  #1
Hi everyone,
I have promised to pay a compliment back to a Polish friend by buying them some art materials. She has told me not to as English art prices are ridiculous (can't argue there) and that Polish art materials are much cheaper.

Undeterred, I was wondering if anyone knows of an online art shop I may be able to buy materials from?
Thanks in advance :)
Actually, while I'm here, could anyone translate "I told you I was determined" into Polish for me? dziękuję :)
OP Guest  
11 Apr 2006 /  #2
hmm - you may try Poland by mail.

Powiedzialem Ci, ze jestem zdeterminowany (assuming you're a male :).
OP Guest  
11 Apr 2006 /  #3
hehe, cheers Guest... I am a male indeed... I had a look and Poland by mail doesn't have anything.... any other bidders? :)
OP Guest  
11 Apr 2006 /  #4
you can try pol art center then...
11 Apr 2006 /  #5
also there's this popular Polish store called "Cepelia" but I'm not sure if they sell online and if they have English website..
OP Guest  
14 Apr 2006 /  #6
I think you need to be more specific. Art materials for painting and drawing or gifts such as paintings, art work etc. There is a big difference. dick blick for art supplies such as paint, brushes, frames.

polart center for gifts...i.e., amber, pottery, crafts
Kamila 2  
15 May 2007 /  #7
Merged: Handicrafts and Folk Arts in Poland

Anybody visiting Poland will be surprised by the range and diversity of folk art and handicrafts that have endured for many years. There is an impressive amount of them in markets and galleries all over the country. What is more, you can even encounter them on the parking areas of major tourist sites. And yet, during the long Communist period, popular artistic expression, often connected with religious or pagan beliefs, was not encouraged. Despite all this, handicraft, like folk dancing and regional costumes, was so dear to the heart of the Poles that they could not do without them.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,149  
15 May 2007 /  #8
Good article.
17 May 2007 /  #9
Wow, very interesting. Thank you Kamila!
Crazy Horse RV  
21 May 2007 /  #10
I'm wondering if there are any web sites that sell these kind of items? Of particular interest to me are the beautiful wood carvings.

Also are there any shops in the US that sell these items?
matt horton - | 2  
19 Mar 2009 /  #11
Merged: UK teacher seeks link for art / sztuka in Poland

I am an art teacher based in Newcastle hoping to make links with any Polish art schools on behalf of Whickham school and sports college. I worked in Czestochowa and Opole teaching EFL from 1996 to 1998. Very good memories. I have some Polish - but haven't used it for 10 years. Need some practise.

Hoping to share good practice, ideas, build a network. Maybe arrange student exchanges in the future.

Z poważaniem
Olasz - | 69  
19 Mar 2009 /  #12
have a look,szkoly-plastyczne,k.html

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