Established in 1857, Jars Ceramistes makes ultra-durable plates, bowls, cups, and serving pieces in distinct colours and shapes. They fire clay just once at the high temperature of 1280°C rather than the standard three times – an eco-friendly practice that results in hard-wearing ceramics that resist cracking, chipping and fading. They hold up to frequent microwave and dishwasher-use, even in professional kitchens. Their Maguelone range is a Borough Kitchen favourite, with windswept edges and 'crackled' non-porous glazes in soft colours that look lovely when mixed and matched. This set features four dinner plates (26.5cm), four pasta bowls (23cm), four side plates (20cm) and four soup/cereal bowls (16cm). These pieces should not be placed in the oven above 150°C. Please note that the cereal bowls have changed from the ones seen in the main image; the new style can be seen here.
Why we love it
'Jars plates, bowls and cups aren't just beautiful. They are strong enough to withstand daily use in home or restaurant kitchens, maintaining their lustre after countless dishwasher cycles.'
Specifications & Care
|Care||Dishwasher & microwave safe|
|Country of Origin||France|
|Material||Lead- & cadmium-free enamelled stoneware|
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