The 24 Best Ceramic Tableware Brands & Pottery Studios In India To Shop From

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    Well, handmade ceramic tableware certainly has some uniqueness to it besides being totally Instagram-worthy! Minimal and contemporary, they add a lot of aesthetics and character to a dinner table. We checked out these ceramic tableware brands and absolutely loved them! Read on.

    With inputs from Saniya Raza and Sreepathy Paliath

    Curators Of Clay

    Based in Pune, Curators of Clay makes stunning ceramic tableware in shades of green and indigo. Find everything from mugs, tumblers and dinner plates to bowls, platters and teapots that exude earthy hues and are definitely a great addition to your dinner table. All of it is handcrafted with the brand specialising in bespoke functional ceramics. They also customise as per your colour and design preference.

    What We Love: Summer Evening Studio Platters and Perfect Short Pink Mugs.

    Prices: INR 450 upwards

    Indus People

    Indus People

    Available Online

    Each piece by Indus People tells a story. The designs are minimal and available in pastel shades and textures with gold detailing done on them. The plates, bowls and cups capture the essence of the Indian Subcontinent while exuding a modern and contemporary look. We loved their collection of breakfast sets derived from the colours of Indus. Prices start at INR 600.

    What We Love: The Confluence and Indus People Basic handmade collection.

    Prices: INR 600 upwards

    Mandala Pottery

    Classy, elegant and handmade - that's what each piece by Mandala Pottery is all about. Based in Auroville, the studio offers functional ceramics that are unique in character, shape, design, and colour. Find bowls and tea bowls, art objects, jugs and teapots, mugs, tumblers, vases, plates and trays, and boxes. A lot of the bowls are sodafired, in red clay or with intricate cutwork while the kettle and cup set reminds us of the ones that belonged to the European era.

    What We Love: Wine Cups, Cup Espresso With Wave Saucer, Bowl Basket with Cane Handle.

    Prices: INR 240 upwards

    Swaa Clay Studio

    Swaa Clay

    Available on LBB

    Swaa Clay Studio stocks the most beautiful handcrafted ceramic tableware that is sustainable and long-lasting. They recycle all their raw material in their studio, so there is no unnecessary debris or waste left. The absolutely stunning range includes mugs, bowls, plates, and vases in earthy and rustic tones. Find tableware in hues of green, blue, indigo, red and brown.

    What We Love: Moss Teapot Set, Moho Large Plate, and Starry Night Series. 

    Prices: INR 750 upwards

    Ware Innovations

    Ware Innovations

    Available on LBB

    Based out of Mumbai, Ware Innovations does contemporary ceramic ware for the modern Indian dining table and for anyone obsessed with quality ceramic ware. Watch out for the Chaat Setting collection that'll have you eat pani puri and all your favourite chaat in the most uber chic way possible. We love the dessert platters as well as the Table Settings designed for a particular meal or style of dining.

    What We Love: Chaat Settings Collection, Cosom Dinner Plate and Ara Side Plate

    Prices: INR 1,200

    Amalfiee Ceramics

    Amalfiee Ceramics offers abstract serve ware handcrafted by potters from across the country. The unique designs, colour schemes and textures stand out for sure. We loved the handmade stone ceramic bowls and plates, matkas, coffee mugs, Maharaja print tea cup and saucer set as well as the shell and chip and dip platters. And you know what's even better? You can shop for them right here on LBB.

    What We Love: Komal Shell Platter, Chip & Dip Platters, Maharaja Cup & Saucer Sets.

    Prices: INR 150 upwards.

    Freedom Tree

    Freedom Tree

    Available on LBB

    Freedom Tree's range is quite artistic, we have to say. The collection features a wide variety of dinnerware, barware, serveware, mugs, and cake and bake accessories. Find hand-painted and handcrafted dishes, kettles, plates, bowls, jugs and coasters to perk up your dinner table. The Kebab Tray and the Tall Mugs are a personal favourite.

    What We Love: Mombaye and Sunburst Collection

    Prices: INR 800 upwards

    Minimal Indian

    Minimal Indian

    Available Online

    Minimal Indian's tableware collection includes hand-painted plates, saucers, trays, cups, goblets, tumblers and pasta or snack serving bowls. Find floral motifs, geometric patterns, polka dots and more hand-painted on the pieces. They are all made using stoneware clay with lead-free painting done on them. They are also microwave and dishwasher safe with prices starting at INR 400. Find ceramics in pastels as well as in shades of blue, pink, mustard and green.

    What We Love: Harmony Tea Cups, Daisy Dinner Plate and Foliage Pasta Bowl.

    Prices: INR INR 1,290 


    FabIndia

    Fabindia

    Available Online

    The iconic FabIndia is a household name and as it turns out, the source of several popular restaurants' stunning tableware too. They're so loved because the handcrafted ceramics collection here is extensive and so are the styles. Browse and shop for large serving platters and bowls or tea sets, coffee mugs and dining sets in whimsy, contemporary, minimal, desi, abstract or quirky designs. These collections are consistently refreshed and available on tempting discounts periodically, especially during festive seasons, so keep tabs on FabIndia’s website. Other must-buy decorative and function-driven ceramic pieces are the oil pourers, salt and pepper shakers and coasters. 

    What We Love: Mudrita and Jaksh handmade collection.

    Prices: INR 299 upwards

    Nicobar

    Nicobar

    Available Online

    Functional, voguish and cool-looking, all at the same time, Nicobar's porcelain dinnerware and serveware draws inspiration from nature. The Zanzibar and Botanicals collections feature lush foliage like bell flowers and palms and fauna elements like toucan, lemurs and tigers on plates, serving trays, snack and cereal bowls, sushi platters and mugs. Fine details like ribbed textures and shiny or speckled glazes add extra flair to the ceramics here. Nicobar’s dinnerware may be a bit on the pricey side but what you are paying for is only luxury, so it is worth it. Store it well though, all care instructions are available on Nicobar’s website.

    What We Love: Zanzibar and Botanicals collection.

    Prices: INR 550 upwards

    Button Curry

    Button Curry

    Available on LBB

    Button Curry is an out-and-out LBB crew stan. It's the haute kitchen couture aesthetic that had us falling in love - super minimalist yet standout in its glazes (think rich shades of burgundy, cobalt, apricot, teal and speckled snow). To add to this, everything on their line is hand made, painted and glazed. The pasta bowls (also be used for curries or ramens) and plates (can be used for salads and main courses) available in varying sizes are our favourites. Keep in mind though that everything here is produced in small batches, sells out very quickly and takes time to come back in stock. So, act fast! You can also shop on LBB and get free delivery for orders above INR 599.

    What We Love: Speckled Series and Indian Ink Collection.

    Prices: INR 750 upwards

    Aura Pottery

    Aura Pottery

    Available Online

    Aura Pottery's range of handmade ceramics is a play on textures and imperfection or wabi-sabi. To tie into their overall rustic theme, the colours schemes are kept earthy and muted. We'd recommend going straight for the assorted bowls and platters featuring embossed patterns of leaves, macrame, grooves and cut outs - they are one-of-a-kind statement pieces. Aura Pottery's shapes are pretty unique and organic too - ruffle plates, tripod planters, large raw carved vases and lamps. Aside from dinnerware and decor, ceramics and pottery also finds its way into miniatures, jewellery and special smokeware here. 

    What We Love: Kintsugi Collection and Bali Series of pots. Everything here is made-to-order with additional delivery charges based on location and weight.

    Prices: INR 750 upwards

    A Clay Story

    A Clay Story

    Available Online

    Anumita's experiments at A Clay Story gives us some of the most gorgeous ceramics we’ve seen. These boast organic forms and glazes that are earthy, moody and elemental in some cases playful like the doodled collection, a collaborative effort with a local artist. The mugs, candle holders, sushi platters and ramen bowls are most prized here, the only catch being every collection is a limited edition and sells out like hotcakes. Keep tabs on their social handles to never miss an edit drop. Alternatively, you can also sign up for their newsletter and receive the yearly or monthly catalogue in your inbox. Slots for custom orders can be booked too, sadly they are booked till February 2022. 

    What We Love: Misty Moon and Orbit Collections

    Prices: vary depending on the current collection in stock

    Slow Pottery

    Slow Pottery

    Available Online

    Inspired by slow living and craft, Slow Pottery hosts immersive and interactive pottery workshops. What's cooler is that they launch collections based on creations by their students and interns. So with each pop up you get to buy something unique each time. Their online store is continually updating new collections - we're talking boob mugs and jugs from the Boob Collection or the cool Coffee Serveware Collection that has ceramic pour overs and coffee mugs, Plates Singles Collection and Bowls and Tumblers Collection. Some of the student made pieces may have tiny cracks but every piece is still functional.

    What We Love: Boob Collection and Coffee Serveware Collection.

    Price: Vary depending on the current collection in stock

    Ta.Da

    Ta.da

    Available on LBB

    The hand-drawn ceramics at Ta.Da are stylish and quirky, perfect to plate and Instagram star meals in. Divided into themed collections, you can shop for dinner and quarter plates, pasta bowls and a limited collection of storage containers featuring cutesy designs like floral blooms (The Marigold Field), abstract line drawings (An Incan Moon) and cool onion shaped patterns (Purple Lord Of Rings). Most pieces have a porcelain finish while some are glazed and unglazed - all microwave-friendly. In short, the ceramics here are a far cry from the regular designs we're used to. Plus, Ta.Da is conveniently available on LBB. 

    What We Love: Purple Lord Of The Rings and The Marigold Field Collections.

    Price: INR 795 upwards

    Kaaka Pottery

    Kaaka Pottery

    Available Online

    Abstract centerpieces for your home, walls and dinner tables entirely made of clay is Kaaka Pottery's speciality. Imperfections are fully celebrated here, so much so there's a Mishap Series that features elaborate wall installations and light tableware. The handbuilt bowls, rustic ceramic wall tiles, flower shaped bowls and moon planters are some of our favourite pieces. Anything you see in regular size can also be turned into miniatures for decor - think whole dinner sets including mugs, jugs, graters, chopping boards, et al. Preferred colours are earthy and pastels unless customised.

    What We Love: Mishap and Selenophile Series

    Prices: INR 350 upwards

    Andretta Pottery

    Andretta Pottery is touted to be India’s oldest pottery studio and some of the potters we’ve mentioned on this list have graduated from there. The pottery studio has a rich collection of tableware, serveware, and home decor pieces that you can buy online via their Instagram page. Drop them a DM to get their catalogue (and their shop page), which features everything from quarter plates to ramen bowls and soup bowls to mugs and jugs. We have two of their ramen bowls and they are absolute beauties. We love the glazes that these ceramicware are available in. Think forest green, icy blue, red, toasty turquoise, and black. If you love plates, you love the slip design plates that feature various designs. They also have decor elements such as the Sufi Dancers. They ship Pan-India.

    What We Love: Ramen Bowls, Soup Bowls, and Plates 

    Prices: INR 300 upwards

    Kalimann Studio

    Kashmira Shreeram’s Kalimann Studio is a Pune-based pottery studio that does a range of beautiful ceramic ware in the form of tea kettles, plates, bowls, tumblers, jars, cups, and mugs. Everything is handcrafted and you will love our favourites which include bowls with carved detailing and in glazes such as dark green matte, pale green ash, and caramel. You can pick up dessert, snack, and dinner plates as well as bowls in different sizes -- ramen, soup, dessert, and snack. You must add clay tumblers and tea-cups to your crockery collection. To place orders, you can drop a DM on Kalimann Studio’s Instagram handle and depending on the availability of stock, Kashmira will ship out your order Pan-India. If you want to custom orders, that’s something Kashmira is willing to take up as well. 

    What We Love: Nesting Bowls, Tea Kettles, Dinner Plates and Storage Jars

    Prices: INR 650 upwards

    Earth Heart

    Earth Heart

    Available on LBB

    The Bangalore-based Earth Earth is a decor studio that does light fixtures, dinnerware and serve ware, and garden decor. We love that these pieces are created working with local artisans and artists and feature eco-friendly, repurposed, and upcycled materials. The ceramic collection is our favourite -- you get pasta bowls, curry bowls, nut bowls, platters, and dinner and quarter plates. There’s also jugs and mugs. You can also pick up pint mugs. Shipping is Pan-India and Earth Heart has a curated collection for you to choose from on LBB. 

    What We Love: Butterfly Effect dinnerware

    Prices: INR 1,500 upwards

    The Table Fable

    The Table Fable

    Available on LBB

    The Table Fable’s range of tableware, dinnerware, and serveware will have you spoilt for choice. The online brand which is available on LBB for you to shop from has a curated collection of ceramic mugs, cups, plates, dinner sets, breakfast sets, platters, and bowls. These are available in a wide range of glazes and finish including marbled, ombre, pastel shades such as pink, mauve, and blue, and speckled. Most of these ceramic pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe as well. 

    What We Love: Male dinner plates, Jade bowls, and Ombre mugs

    Prices: INR 600 upwards 

    Tattva Handmade

    Tattva Handmade

    Available on LBB

    Tattva Handmade, a Bangalore-based pottery studio founded by  Deepa has a rustic yet elegant stoneware collection of dinnerware, drinkware, and serveware. Everything is handcrafted and features beautiful glazes in shades of blue, green, cream, and brown. You can pick up Tattva Handmade’s collection on LBB such as snack plates, tall glasses, cutting chai glasses, coffee dabara sets, desserts bowls, and mugs in the aforementioned glazes. All the products are affordable, dishwasher and microwave safe, and easy to maintain. 

    What We Love: Snack plates and dessert bowls

    Prices: INR 480 upwards

    The Mudslingers

    Based out of Noida, Megha Rawat’s The Mudslingers is who you need to bookmarking for are looking for functional ceramics to buy. Selling primarily via Instagram, she has a range of tableware products that include plates, bowls, mugs, cups, and jugs. Her ramen bowl is one of our favourite pieces we own. You will love that the ceramics are minimal and glazed in pops of solid colours such as red, green, blue, yellow, orange, black, and white. You can also pick up pieces like natural sound amplifiers and slow feeders for pets. 

    What We Love: Colour pop series of bowls, mugs, plates, and mugs

    Prices: INR 800 upwards

    Good Earth

    Good Earth

    Available Online

    Good Earth’s luxe collection of dinnerware sets are for those who're looking to splurge and make their ceramic collection one of a kind. But that being said, you do find single pieces of tableware such as plates of various sizes -- snack plates to dinner plates -- bowls of varying sizes, mugs, and cups. The designs and patterns on these tableware pieces are all inspired by traditional motifs as well as nature so expect florals to oceans. It’s not just tableware, you can also pick up homewares and decor pieces. 

    What We Love: Shiraz, Jessamine, and Himalayan series of dinnerware

    Prices: INR 750 upwards

    Jellyfish Pottery

    The Mumbai-based potter Sneha Singla is behind Jellyfish Pottery who’s collection of ceramicware is largely inspired by nature and made for everyday use as well as when you need to bring out the awesome tableware when the guests are over. You can pick up a whole range of plates that not only work as functional pieces but also make for great prop for your food photography. We are fans of bowls, which probably explains why we have some six odd bowls in different shapes and sizes. Oh, one of her signature pieces, the Mermaid Cups are something that you definitely must get your hands on. 

    What We Love: Mermaid Mugs, Floral Plates, and bowls

    Price: INR 500 upwards