Everything You Need to Know About Curating the Perfect Set of Handmade Ceramic Plates

Everything You Need to Know About Curating the Perfect Set of Handmade Ceramic Plates

The Artistry of Handmade Ceramic Plates

Handmade ceramic plates are more than just functional dinnerware; they are works of art created with passion and skill. Each plate displays the artistry and skill of the ceramicist through the use of intricate designs, patterns, and textures that distinguish each piece.

Each plate exudes individuality and adds a touch of personality to any table setting by embracing the beauty of imperfections. The imperfect nature of handmade ceramic plates only adds to their charm, telling a story of the artist's dedication and the rich heritage of ceramic craftsmanship. Let your table become a gallery of masterpieces that ignite conversations and create lasting memories.

Understanding the Role of Salad Plates

Salad plates are usually smaller than dinner plates and are a common part of a dinnerware place setting. Salad plates range from eight to 10 inches in diameter but can be as small as seven inches in diameter. The salad plate can be placed right on top of the dinner plate and then removed after the salad or appetizer is finished, leaving the place setting ready for the main course. Alternatively, the salad plate can be placed to the left of the forks if there is sufficient space on the dinner table. 

Salad plates can also be used to serve small bites or garnishes on your dining table or buffet table. Ultimately, it’s up to you how you want to arrange the table and whether you want to follow etiquette practices or mix things up. 

How to Put Together a Handmade Dinnerware Set

Dinnerware sets vary from brand to brand, but most people will need a set of ceramic plates that include the following: a dinner plate, a salad plate, a soup bowl, a dessert plate, and a cup with a saucer. 

Getting a set of handmade ceramic plates that includes all of these pieces will mean that you’re ready for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and any party you may want to throw. We recommend getting between six and eight place settings depending on the size of your household and the size of the dinner parties you want to throw. Having extra place settings in addition to the amount you may think you need is always advisable in case some of your pieces accidentally break.

A great way to incorporate handmade ceramic plates into your dinner sets if you already have all these pieces is to get handmade serving plates, trays, or platters that complement the style of the pieces you already have. 

Tips on Styling Your Handmade Ceramic Salad and Dinner Plates

Handmade ceramic salad plates offer both practicality and a personal touch to your table. With a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and styles available, these plates cater to your individual preferences and allow you to create a cohesive and visually appealing table setting. 

When curating a cohesive dinnerware collection, consider selecting plates that complement your existing tableware and align with your personal style. Every plate doesn’t need to match each other or your other plates. Consider getting a set of graphic salad plates to complement a set of solid-colored dinner plates or vice versa. Using complementary colors can also achieve an attractive eclectic look. Don’t be afraid to embrace the imperfections inherent in handmade ceramics. After all, that is what makes each piece one of a kind. Mixing and matching textures can also add visual interest and create a unique and personalized table setting that reflects your aesthetic preferences. 

Handmade Dinner Plates: A Perfect Union of Form and Function

Handmade ceramic dinner plates exemplify the perfect union of form and function, combining elegant aesthetics with practicality. With their distinct features and characteristics, such as unique glazes, hand-painted details, and varying shapes, these plates add a touch of artistry and individuality to your dining table. 

Elevate the Dining Experience with Artistry and Style

Embrace the beauty of imperfections and celebrate the artistry of ceramics by exploring the wide range of handmade ceramic plates available from Atacama Home. Allow your table to reflect your personal style and appreciation for the craftsmanship of these handcrafted treasures as you savor the beauty, functionality, and joy they bring to each meal.