6 Sources for Handcrafted Dishware

Earlier this week I took a look at budget dishware sets but if you're ready to upgrade to something a little more special, this list is for you. The exact opposite of mass produced dishes, the shops and designers on this list specialize in handcrafted tabletop.

Heath Ceramics Started by Edith Heath in 1948, all pieces are created in the Sausalito, California factory.

Uncommon Goods The selection at this online marketplace for handcrafted and unique goods is vast. The Dining & Entertaining section includes dishes, barware, serving pieces and more. Not all pieces are handcrafted so be sure to read product details.

Circa Ceramics A favorite on the craft show circuit, Chicago-based Circa Ceramics produces colorful dishware emblazoned with iconic images.

Kreeger Pottery Based in Austin, Texas, Keith Kreeger believes "that a meal with friends that you've spent hours preparing calls for dinnerware crafted with the same care."

dbO Home Dana Brandwein Oates founded dbO Home out of "a desire to make things." She makes all of her handcrafted pottery in her home studio in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

White Forest Pottery Maxwell first profiled Nancy Bauch's handcrafted pottery back in 2007 and recent visit to her website confirms that she is still churning out beautiful tabletop.

(Image: Laure Joliet/Heath Ceramics Studio & Store Grand Opening)