Though Jars Ceramistes is a family-run company that’s been around since 1857, their tableware is perfectly suited to contemporary needs. Their ceramics are very hard-wearing, able to resist cracks, fading, and the stress of dishwashers and microwaves. (You can pre-heat it in a low oven, at max 150°C, from room temperature so it is warm when serving, but do not use in the oven otherwise.) This durability is a result of an energy-saving manufacturing process that fires only once at 1285°C rather than the standard three times. Jars factories also recycle all the water and heat used in production, keeping waste and pollution to an absolute minimum. This dinner plate from the Tourron range has a simple round shape and non-porous glaze that has a unique, natural pattern that emphasises the purity of handmade stoneware. Though designed for soup and cereal, this bowl is also great for serving, fruit, snacks, and ice cream.
Why we love it
'Restaurants love Jars plates, bowls and cups because they can go through the dishwasher multiple times a day but still maintain their lustre—and 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