You’ve probably never seen, used and washed your plates as much as you have under lockdown – turns out prepping and serving three meals a day (plus all the in-between ones) is quite a lot. Whether you want to level up your own cooking with some proper presentation or you want to make your 564868th delivery a little more spesh (aka you wanna get that food on the ‘gram) then these are the plates you need.
When you’ve been going for over 200 years it’s safe to say you know your stuff, and Denby defo knows pottery. With a two-tone glaze AND a speckle pattern, the Halo range is ticking major boxes. The coupe dinner plate will make anything you put in it look a million times better.
Bring a slice of the Algarve into your kitchen with this black & blue ray dinner plate from Casa Cubista, inspired by the whitewashed and tiled buildings in the town of Olhão. It’s almost too pretty to put anything on it.
London-based potter Jess Jos has worked with the likes of Pophams and Ikoyi, and now you can get some of that style in your own home with this flecked, matte-glazed stoneware plate.
Dark plates can really make certain foods pop – great if you’re dishing up something that you want to look extra impressive, although this Black Ink medium side plate from Kana looks so good you’ll wanna eat off it all the time.
If you want an understated yet beautiful backdrop for your food, then this large plate from Aussie-based Ghost Wares is the one. It comes in a range of colours but you can’t beat the blush pink, unless you get the lot that is.
Nkuku has a range of great tableware at more affordable prices. We love this handmade and hand-decorated Ama plate – the splatter pattern means you can make minimal effort with your presentation.
My Hungry Valentine
Not only does this starter plate from East London-based My Hungry Valentine look great thanks to that iridescent glaze, you can have it personalised with your own words stamped on it. And for every order from the studio’s Lockdown Specials collection, 50% will be donated to NHS Charities Together.
This multi-coloured confetti pattern dinner plate from Portuguese company is perfect for parties. It’s melamine, so it’s good value, it’s ideal for outdoors – get ready to ‘gram those park picnics – and you don’t have to worry about breaking it.