These classically elegant, perfectly simple, exquisite handmade porcelain bowls are practically perfect in every way. Their luminous soft-white palette (the all-natural hue of the porcelain clay itself) and ample deep wells make them equally at home among crystal goblets and vichyssoise as next to rough and tumble homespun linen and humble minestrone. Seriously durable and designed for everyday use, these bowls are fully finished with an extremely hard, high-gloss clear glaze. While these bowls are a dream for soup and oats, they're also deep and large enough for smaller kitchen tasks (whisking a few eggs, melting chocolate, processing herbs—whatever you might use a small mixing bowl for). Brilliant.
About John Julian: Hand thrown, fettled (a word we love—it's when a piece of porcelain is smooth finished by hand using a knife and a sponge before going into the kiln), glazed, and fired at exceptionally high temperatures, John Julian's simple, beautiful porcelain is lovingly made to last in a small workshop in Wiltshire, England. Designed by artist + sculptor Julian Sainsbury, these silhouettes recall the classic elegant-workmanlike shapes that have been gracing English kitchens and tables for hundreds of years. Contrary to popular belief, porcelain is not fussy. Go ahead and put it in the dishwasher or pop it in the microwave. Rejoice!