White Hill Studio, an online tableware brand, is Nandita Aron's attempt at bringing a bit of nature and mountains on to our dinner tables. The ceramic collections all have a unique story behind them and look every bit ethereal (with or without french fries in them).
While her studio-cum-head-office is in Bareilly, Aron confesses that Shimla, where she spends most of her time, has been her muse. So far, she has collaborated with potters all over India and it shows through in each piece that speaks of a different style and technique that’s unique to the maker.
We found a lot of pretty-looking mugs, dinner plates, platters, tumblers, bowls, baking dishes, and quarter plates at White Hill Studio. The brand's collection Midnight in Mashobra took a year to take shape and is our favourite out of the lot. (And that, quite frankly, was a very tough decision to make). The artwork for this collection was created by Bengaluru-based artist Bakula Nayak and is based on a tale of three friends - Fredrick the rabbit, Tara the sheep, and Raka the leopard. Currently, we are loving the Postcard From Simla collection that is a beautiful, warm collection with apricots and plums against a white-ish background. Ideal for gifting is the Home Coming set, also inspired by Simla, and more specifically the striking Deodar trees. Platters, baking dishes, or entire sets, these are perfect to brighten up a new kitchen.
For classic crockery, Old English Garden Quarter Plates are perfect for serving cakes at your tea party. Or samosas!
Prices for White Hill Studio's ceramic tableware start at INR 950.