Though Jars Ceramistes is a family-run company that’s been around since 1857, their tableware perfectly suits contemporary needs. Their ceramics are very hard-wearing and able to resist cracks, fading, and the stress of dishwashers and microwaves. This results from 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.
Jars Wabi range is inspired by the Japanese aesthetic concept, wabi-sabi, that finds beauty and tranquillity in things that are simple, imperfect, or rustic. Bowls and plates in this collection are asymmetrical and feature a glossy glaze overlaid with bits of ash along the rims and on the exteriors to create unique effects. Since each item is handcrafted, the glaze patterns will vary from piece to piece.
Why we love it
'The Wabi range plays with shapes and textures in a way that's striking, but the soft white and cream tones are beautifully understated.'
Specifications & Care
|Dishwasher & microwave safe; you can pre-heat in a low oven (max 150°C) from room temperature so it is warm when serving
|Country of Origin
|17cm X 20cm; H 7cm
|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