Choosing The Best Pottery Dinnerware
Pottery dinnerware is an investment in beauty and artistry. When choosing the best pottery dinnerware, make sure the products are lead-free and certified food safe. Next, consider the qualities you need such as microwavable and dishwasher safe. Once you’ve established these concerns, you can concentrate on color, size, shape and style. Hand-thrown pottery typically has the most rustic and unique style. If you want pottery dinnerware with an organic, informal style that is often creative, a hand-thrown set of dishes may be the best choice. Different potters often add their own special touch to hand-thrown dinnerware, such as a wavy edge on bowls and plates or a distinctive handle on cups and gravy boats. If you do want pieces such as a gravy boat, platter and serving bowls, consider the availability of these accessories before deciding to purchase a standard dinnerware set.
If elegance is more your signature style, you may want to choose smooth stoneware. This texture in pottery dinnerware often has a sophisticated look. It’s crucial to pick only the highest quality though since pottery is typically not as strong as china dishware and may chip more easily. Chips can sometimes add character to rustic clay dinnerware styles, yet may ruin the look of more elegant pottery dish sets.