The Quartz colourway of this Shallow Wide Bowl from the Epure collection is exclusive to Borough Kitchen. Made from the highest quality ceramic, the bowl features a matte cream exterior and a non-porous glazed interior which gives it both an organic and contemporary feel. In consideration for the environment, Jars has developed a unique firing process to save energy by firing only once at 1285°C rather than the standard three times. This extremely high heat makes their ceramics very robust, able to withstand dishwasher use without any effect on colour or composition, as well as resist chipping. The subtle 'crackled' effect on the inner polished glaze is the company's signature.
This piece can be pre-heated in a low oven (max 150°C) from room temperature. It should not be used for cooking. Over 200°C, and in particular when using oil, the crackled-effect glaze can ‘open’ and may let colours of cooked foods in, making it impossible to remove.
Why we love it
'Jars ceramics are totally unique. They have the look of fully handmade ceramics, but are very durable. Restaurants love their plates, bowls and cups because they can go through the dishwasher multiple times a day but still maintain their lustre. Since their collections are vast (a result of their international popularity), they look lovely when mixed with multiple colours from a range.'
About The Brand
Jars’ history spans more than 150 years. Founded by a potter named Pierre Jars, deeply guarded craft secrets have been passed down through generations to make out-of-the-ordinary ceramics and glazes in their factory in Anneyron, France. This know-how has earned Jars prestigious EPV (French Companies of Living Heritage) status.
Since nature is a constant source of inspiration for Jars, they take care to implement eco-friendly practices like:
- Firing their products only once at high heat, significantly reducing energy use
- Recycling water and china clay mixes, ensuring no pollutants extend to the factory’s surrounding areas
- Recycling exhaust heat from the kilns for use in the biscuit (clay) dryers
We love the soft, organic shapes of their Maguelone range, as well as the artfully ‘cracked’ glazes of their Tourron range.Shop Jars