Handmade Ceramic and Porcelain Dishes

Roundup

Emily's post last week on investing in sustainably-made plates reaffirmed our belief that while there's nothing wrong with picking up a set of vintage or secondhand dishes, it's equally important to support independent artisans creating heirloom-quality handmade pieces that are not only beautiful, but thoughtfully made. We wholeheartedly agree with Emily that we "want the things we own and use to have meaning, to do as little harm as possible to the environment, and to last a lifetime." Here are a few independent artisans and small companies worth checking out:

TOP ROW

1. Artichoke Porcelain Nesting Bowls (made to order) from New Moon Studio, $225 for set
2. Biscuit Bowls from AtelierBB, $22.50
3. Moon Glow Alpha Platter from Take Me Homeware, $44
4. Yellow Stripes Porcelain Tumbler from New Moon Studio, $16
5. Dip Cups from Up In The Air, $32

BOTTOM ROW

6. Spot Bowl from Perch, $32
7. Chairs Large Plate from Dovetail Studios, $36
8. Avocado Salt and Pepper Shaker from Daina Ceramics, $40
9. Lunch Plate in Outfit Pattern from Jill Rosenwald, $50
10. Coupe Line Dinner Plate from Heath Ceramics, $31.50