This 23cm-wide terracotta bowl from Atelier Romain Bernex's Aubagne range is handmade in the south of France by craftsmen who blend modern style with traditional know-how. With a natural, unglazed exterior and glazed interior, this bright piece is wonderful for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. It is dishwasher, freezer, oven and microwave-safe. (Please note that when using in the oven, it should be placed in a cool oven and brought to a higher temperature gradually.) Bernex bowls also nest beautifully within one another, providing clever storage.
Why we love it
'I hadn’t heard of Bernex until recently, but it’s become an instant classic at our Borough shop. Terracotta is a gorgeous and functional material that I don’t think gets enough attention. It can go in the oven and dishwasher, and I’ve made perfect gratins in my Bernex bowl more than once.'