Ceramic goods made by human hands in Tempe, Arizona
Compared to dishes from a big box store, these are obscenely expensive. But for handmade ceramics, these prices are hard to beat.
The heft and texture of hand-crafted stoneware can't be replicated. These dishes feel great at the dinner table and look spectacular in food photos.
Each piece has its own character, from the irregularities in the object to the speckled glaze and the sponge marks underneath.
The New Fine China
Your grandma might have had some really spectacular ornate porcelain, but it probably got used once a year and stored in a high-security display cabinet. Stoneware makes a different statement with its heft and texture while remaining durable enough for kitchen cabinets and dishwashers. Now you can use your nicest dinnerware every day.
Barkley ceramics are hand-made in Arizona out of cream-colored stoneware clay that's been heated over 1800° F, dipped in a speckled glaze, then fired one last time at an even higher temperature to make them waterproof and food safe.