Our Most Desired Collectible! Due to overwhelming demand, our Artisan will continue to make this edition with deliveries into January 2016. Place your order now to ensure you don't miss out! Just in time for fall, we teamed up with Weronika, Jacek and their team of Polish pottery artisans to bring you this 2015 edition Jack O' Lantern. In the village of Boleslawiec, artisans hand-paint each collectible Polish stoneware Jack O' Lantern with a Halloween pattern of pumkins, ghosts, pats, witches, and spiderwebs. Each meticulously adorned Jack O' Lantern is hand-painted using traditional folk art methods, Halloween motifs are stamped on with hand-carved sea sponges and details are added with fine brushwork. To preserve these detailed images our artisans glaze each pumpkin and fire at high temperatures to bring you an everlasting beauty you will want to display for years to come. Each polish pottery Jack O' Lantern is made exclusively for Uno Alla Volta from the heart and hands of artisans. No two pumpkins will be exactly alike. Each Halloween Jack O' Lantern measures approximately 9 inches tall and 10 inches in diameter.
WOW! After reading the reviews, I was hesitant as to what the pumpkin would look like. It was magnificent!! I put in a battery operated votive candle and placed it in the center of the kitchen island. It could be seen down the hallway and at the front door. Like most hand made items, some of the stamps on the back were not as bright as others, but that it was makes the beauty of a hand made item. Only machine made items do not have any deviations. I got a lot of compliments on it and still have it up as I am reluctant to put it away, even though Halloween is over. Am very glad I invested in this one of a kind piece!!
By Kathleen Malone O'Connor from Temple Terrace, Florida
2015 Polish Jack o Lantern I agree with several previous reviews: no my Jack o Lantern is not as perfectly realized as the catalog photo, but slight imperfections do not detract from the fact that it is a very beautiful artifact. Hand made art is never a perfect realization every time--that's part of what makes it hand made. As to the reviewer who said they were afraid to light a real candle because it has no hole at the top, I can testify that a votive candle works fine and only makes the top of the pumpkin warm, it doesn't damage it. Because the face and rear access holes are large enough, the heat has a way to escape and keep the pumpkin from overheating. I would not advise using a taper since that would bring the flame too close to the top, but a votive works fine. I'm very happy with my Jack o Lantern since I cannot carve a pumpkin any more. It will become a fine addition to my Samhain/Hallow's Eve ritual altar.
By Jo from San Diego, California
2015 Polish Jack O Lantern After viewing the video on how the 2015 Jack O Lantern was made and decorated I had a new appreciation for it. The tiny objects are stamped on to look exactly the same all over the pumpkin but the location for each stamped object would be at random so each jack O Lantern would be different and unique I use a battery powered candle and it gives off enough yellow light to make my Jack O Lantern smile and shine in the dark.
By chris olson from Grasonville, Maryland
Not for real candles I was disappointed to see that the interior of the pumpkin is not the glowing yellow as shown in the photo. Instead, it's a creamy white, even with a tea light in it. There's no hole in the stem or in the top of the pumpkin so I am afraid to place a "real" candle in it. Otherwise it's a great pumpkin, well made, different, and arrived in excellent condition due to the superb packaging.
By jackie from landing, new jersey
I collect jack-o-lanterns My name is jacquelin. my birthday is oct 28th (was supposed to be oct 31st). I love Halloween and I have been collecting pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns for many many years. this 2015 edition polish pottery is now my favorite and I will collect one ever year you make them. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank You.
By Decorative Pumpkin Lover from Arlington, VA
Not as "wow" as picture Although this jack-o-lantern is pretty, it is not as "wow" as the pictures online or in the print catalog make it look. The colors, especially the burgundy, are not as vivid as the photos. The pattern and placement of the small designs on the one I received are IDENTICAL to the one in the picture, which makes me wonder how "hand made" the jack-o-lantern really is! I will keep this one, but I won't be buying additional Polish pottery jack-o-lanterns from Uno Alla Volta.
By Sue from Kaukauna, Wi.
Beautiful!!!!! I like this one even better than the 2014 from last year. It was packaged very well. It is even larger in person than it looks on the picture. Very well made. I would like to see one that could be plugged in instead of using a candle.