If you are searching for unique and beautiful ceramic dinnerware sets for yourself or a loved one, look no further. Here are some amazing choices of unique dinnerware that will be perfect for all of your special family meals and events, for years to come.
Chelsea Dinnerware, For CB2 by Goop
This beautifully designed fine bone china features hand-applied chinoiserie decals, featuring beautiful, colorful images of birds and butterflies that are an eclectic, French take on traditional Chinese motifs. They are ornate but affordable.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop teams up with CB2 to offer this amazing dinnerware for 2021. These gorgeous pieces are affordable enough for every day, but it should be noted that they aren’t microwave or dishwasher safe. If you are ok with hand washing these exceptional pieces, then they are the ones for you.
Personalized Childhood Drawing Plates by Seowoon Oh
If eclectic is your middle name, and you have artistic kids in the family, then this is a great combination to put together when shopping for your new dishes. These plates take the drawings and images that you provide, ideally the doodles and drawings done by the kids that you know and love, and make them into one-of-a-kind dishware for your dinner table.
Artist Seowoon Oh designed the ceramic plates that will become the backdrop for your own artwork. The plates are handcrafted and of high quality. Oh uses a slip-casting method from her native Korea, which is called “buncheong”. In this method, clay is painted with a white slip that is then stained bluish-green. At that point, your child’s doodles and line drawings are carved into the surface of the pottery. The pieces are glazed and fired, and are forever immortalized to be used for everyday meals or Christmas dinners, and whatever other meal you want to use them for.
Each plate is handmade and sold individually.
Bennington Potters New Line or Classic Dinnerware Sets
For the past 72 years, this exceptional dinnerware has been made by hand by expert craftsmen in Vermont. Unusual textural two-toned glazes whose unique mottled patterns make each piece one of a kind. The Bennington Potters classic dinnerware is among some of the best stonewares that are made in the United States. The durability and general quality are celebrated. If you purchase four or more sets, there is a discount given.
Artful and unusual glaze choices are available for each pattern, including the extraordinary Black on Green and Tavernware glazes. Other unique textural glaze choices include Morning Glory Blue and Blue Agate. These two-toned glazes make each piece unique and one of a kind.
The process of making these dishes by hand includes artisanal techniques such as jiggering, jollying, burlapping, and chumming. If you want to know what all of that means, the factory offers tours to curious potential customers, as well as school children. Each piece of dishware goes through the hands of at least six to eight expert potters before it is finished for sale.
American Modern Collection by Bauer Pottery
This classic mid-century modern dinnerware, designed by Russel Wright and popular for decades, is still available for today’s tables. The Bauer Pottery company began in Louisville, Kentucky. After moving to Los Angeles, California, the now-iconic designs would be made famous by their unique lines and fanciful colors. From the 1880s to the 1960s, the ceramic houseware items of Bauer Pottery became a staple of thousands of American homes.
Handcrafted replicas of many of the favorite designs, in the bright colors of classic 1950s and 1960s Americana, are available in 2021 from Bauer.