For some people, dinnerware isn’t just about having a place to put food. It’s an expression of their personality, a way to show the world who they are. We’re sure that you’re one of those people. That’s why, at Williams-Sonoma, we go to great lengths to provide gorgeous dinnerware that speaks to your taste. The Jars Cantine collection from Jars Céramistes is a great example. It’s bold, beautiful and distinctive. If you’re looking for a mixture of vintage and chic, then this is the set for you. Don’t forget to check out our selection of glassware when you feel like innovating your table.
A full set of Jars Cantine dinnerware contains 16 pieces. They’re definitely designed to be noticed. They also have enough capacity to turn your family’s meals together into a deeply-satisfying feast. Each dinner plate has a 10.25" diameter, so serving enough food won’t be a problem. The same goes for large 7" bowls. Ample containers lend a family-style feel reminiscent of Italy in the 1950s. Four matching salad plates complete the place setting. For morning coffee or afternoon tea, the collection includes four mugs with generous proportions. Complement the warmth of your dinnerware with comfort food prepared in a slow-cooker. It provides tons of flavor even if you’re busy.
Each piece is crafted by hand by master artisans in the south of France. World-renowned Jars Céramistes has been operating since the mid-19th century. That infuses our dinnerware with a touch of historical charm and tons of elegance. Stoneware is prized for its rustic appearance and particular heating properties. Dinner plates and bowls stay warm longer, which ensures that they arrive at the table piping hot and delicious. And if you’re entertaining guests, our gorgeous wine glasses are a good way to impress.
Jars Cantine dinnerware is art. On top of its classic stoneware construction, it has a layer of smooth glaze. To attain perfection, each plate, bowl and mug goes through a rigorous 17-step process that creates a characteristic craquelure. Simple lines and gentle curves are enhanced by a brilliant sheen. That way, your table pops with beauty and texture. Offer hors d’oeuvres on a wooden cheeseboard to add even more warmth to the table.
Families also need pieces that are functional. Of course, all of our dinnerware is made to last, but stoneware offers extra benefits. It’s a great choice for both daily use and special occasions thanks to its durability. Stoneware is often stronger than china or porcelain. Our Jars Cantine collection is also extremely resistant to cracking and chipping. And heat isn’t a problem; you can use your plates in the microwave without any problems. After dinner, feel free to put them in the dishwasher for easy cleanup. They won’t fade or lose their shine. To save time cooking, think about getting a food processor. It can literally shave half an hour or more off of your prep time.
Intense colors set the mood of the party. Jars Cantine dinnerware isn’t shy at all. Deep gray and indigo fill the room with emotion. To spice things up a bit, go with orange. Yellow and light blue are soft pastels with a relaxed air. Choose the ones that fit your design vision the best, and enjoy them with everything from homemade ice cream to a robust roast.
If you have a large family, or just want to be prepared for company, there’s no reason to limit yourself to a 16-piece set. We also offer individual groups of four. If you need to add eight place settings, that’s not a problem. Another benefit is that you can mix and match colors like a pro. Complimentary tones create a distinctive effect; light blue dinner plates with indigo salad plates, for example, look great together and on the table with copper cookware that adds a punch of orange.