John Julian Classical Plain Porcelain 16 Piece Dinner Set

£349.00

A 16-piece porcelain dinnerware set from John Julian with a simple and pure design, handmade in Wiltshire.

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Product Details

John Julian has mastered the art of English ceramics, from DNA to design. The clay, predominantly dug in Cornwall, is made in Stoke-on-Trent and then hand-thrown in a Wiltshire studio by skilled artisans. At John Julian, ceramics are made in small batches and fired once at a high temperature as opposed to the more common practice of firing twice. In addition to conserving energy, this makes every piece less susceptible to cracks and chips, ready to last a lifetime and longer. This large plate, which can be used as a charger plate, serving platter, or dinner plate, has been made by hand on a jolley, which allows for uniformity in shape—but not at the expense of the human touch, visible in the ‘imperfections’ that make every one piece differ very slightly in hue and size. This fully glazed plate, with an ultra-simple design that lets you focus on the purity of the shape, pairs well with other John Julian tableware ranges. It is microwave and dishwasher-safe. This 16-piece set includes: 

  • 4 dinner plates (27cm)
  • 4 side plates (21cm) 
  • 4 shallow bowls (25cm) 
  • 4 cereal bowls (15cm) 

Why we love it

'You’ll never tire of classic white tableware like this—it’s beautiful but never distracts from the food on the plate, and just as suitable for daily use as it is for your next dinner party. What sets John Julian apart is the distinctly warm, muted tone and thickness. The “made by a human” quality is what made me switch over from the tableware I’d had for 15 years (and never thought much about until now!).'

Specifications & Care

Care Dishwasher & microwave safe
Country of Origin UK
Dimensions
  • Dinner plate: Diameter 27cm
  • Side plate: Diameter 21cm
  • Shallow Bowl: Diameter 25cm
  • Cereal Bowl: 15cm
Material Porcelain
About The Brand

John Julian

Trained as a sculptor, John Julian began his ceramics journey after living with a chef and seeing how often she used a mortar and pestle. From that iconic design first design onwards, his Wiltshire studio focuses on English-made porcelain and stoneware with a pared-back utilitarian style and warm white hues. As a member of the British Ceramic Confederation and the Energy and Emissions Group, John Julian is working towards helping the UK reach net zero emissions by 2050.

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