Ceramic Serving Platters

  • $59.95
    Jewel-hued reactive glazes make this stoneware platter a work of ceramic art Рand a brilliant choice for family meals and casual entertaining. During firing, the mineral-infused glazes pool, deepen and diffuse to create ombr̩ shading, drizzles and painterly splashes that are enhanced by a high-gloss finish. Crafted of high-fired stoneware with glossy reactive glaze. During firing, glaze pools into rivulets of color in high-low shades, giving each piece appealing variations. Microwavable; oven and dishwasher safe. Made in Portugal.
  • $109.95
    Combining the practical features of a carving board with the gracious look of ceramic serveware, our carving platter is a versatile addition to the table. The scalloped rim beautifully frames an oven-fresh roast, while the tendril-shaped grooves lend an art-deco look and channel juices away from food. Crafted of high-fired porcelain with clear glaze. Deco-inspired grooves and well collect flavorful juices. Doubles as elegant presentation platter for turkeys and roasts. Coordinates with most dinnerware and linens. Dishwasher safe.
  • $169.95
    Hand made of terraglia bianca ceramic and hallmarked lead-free pewter, this platter reflects traditions of Italian craftsmanship that date back to Roman times. Embodying the Italian sense of rustic refinement, it makes a striking addition to the table, whether set for relaxed dining or festive entertaining. Handcrafted of durable terraglia bianca ceramic from northern Italy. Cast in antique mold and finished with glossy white glaze. Rimmed in hallmarked lead-free pewter. Made in Italy.
  • $24.95
    Famed for their brilliant colors and intricate motifs, Sicilian majolica ceramics have graced the island's tables for more than five hundred years. Our stoneware collection re-creates that tradition in glorious designs that make every meal a festive occasion. Great for serving everything from side dishes to sliced fruits and sweets, this rectangular platter features sun-ripened Sicilian fruit, flowers and a Mediterranean-blue rim. A hand-painted edge and exterior complement its authentic look. Crafted of durable, glazed stoneware. Coordinates with the other pieces in the Sicilian Dinnerware collection . Microwavable and dishwasher safe.
  • $24.95
    Our melamine platter looks like a European antique and takes center stage on your table. New techniques allow us to re-create the subtle texture, rubbed edges and rich glazed finish of ceramics in durable, scratch-resistant melamine. Made of durable, shatterproof melamine. Captures the weathered beauty and rich dimension of antique earthenware. Perfect for outdoor and casual meals. BPA free. Coordinates with other pieces in our Rustic Melamine collection . Dishwasher safe on top rack. 
  • Sugg. Price $39.95 Sale $19.99
    The rich colors and stylized motifs made famous by Mexican Talavera pottery find new expression in durable, shatterproof melamine. With the help of new crafting techniques, we've re-created the refined texture and heft of ceramics in a durable, scratch-resistant platter—the ideal choice for outdoor and casual meals. Made of melamine composed of 30% bamboo fiber, a renewable and sustainable resource. Durable, scratch-resistant and shatterproof. Platter features a pleasing heft not found in typical melamine dinnerware. BPA-free. Pairs beautifully with other pieces in the Veracruz collection , or with our Rustic Melamine collection . Dishwasher safe, top rack.
  • $24.95
    Brilliant Sicilian maiolica ceramics have graced the Italian island's tables for more than 500 years. Our vibrant dinnerware celebrates that tradition with authentic designs re-created in scratch-resistant, shatter-resistant melamine. Exceptional for indoor and outdoor use, this oval platter features a sunny medallion and Mediterranean-blue rim. Made of exceptionally durable, BPA-free melamine. Ideal for outdoor dining and entertaining. Coordinates with other pieces in our Sicily Melamine collection . Top-rack dishwasher safe.
  • $29.95
    A fresh, contemporary take on Turkish tradition, our melamine platter is inspired by Iznik ceramics – classic Ottoman pottery popular throughout the 16th century. The finely detailed platter is decorated with colorful, stylized botanical motifs with the rich character of antique earthenware, yet it is durable, scratch resistant and shatterproof. The ideal choice for outdoor dining and entertaining, the platter makes a beautiful presentation for serving hors d'oeuvres, side dishes and desserts. Made of exceptionally durable, BPA-free melamine. Coordinates with other pieces in our Iznik Tile dinnerware . Dishwasher safe on top rack.
  • Sugg. Price $16.95 Sale $12.99
    Our sleek porcelain platter celebrates the art of Japanese ceramics with graceful floral scrolls that are skillfully painted by hand. The blue and white palette reflects time-honored tradition, yet the collection looks fresh and updated in our unique mix of coordinating patterns. Amply sturdy for everyday meals, the platter lends beauty to casual entertaining and perfectly complements Asian-inspired cuisine. Crafted of high-fired porcelain. Hand painted and finished with a clear glaze. Microwavable and dishwasher safe.
  • $29.95
    Brilliant Sicilian maiolica ceramics have graced the Italian island's tables for more than 500 years. Our vibrant dinnerware celebrates that tradition with authentic designs re-created in scratch-resistant, shatter-resistant melamine. Exceptional for indoor and outdoor use, this platter features lavish floral details in warm shades of gold and blue. Made of exceptionally durable, BPA-free melamine. Ideal for outdoor dining and entertaining. Coordinates with other pieces in our Sicily Melamine collection . Top-rack dishwasher safe.
  • $19.95
    Famed for their brilliant colors and intricate motifs, Sicilian maiolica ceramics have graced the island's tables for more than five hundred years. Our stoneware collection re-creates that tradition in glorious designs that make every meal a festive occasion. Featuring intricate Sicilian patterns in gold and Mediterranean blue, this rectangular platter beautifully presents side dishes, desserts and more. A hand-painted edge and exterior complement its authentic look. Crafted of durable, glazed stoneware. Coordinates with the other pieces in the Sicilian Dinnerware collection . Microwavable and dishwasher safe.
  • Sugg. Price $129.95 Sale $90.99
    A magical menagerie appears on our hand-painted earthenware platter from Portugal. Inspired by a folkloric design from 17 th -century Europe, it features deep, rich shades of blue. Each piece is the unique work of a single artist, whose mastery makes for a striking addition to the table. Crafted of durable earthenware. Hand painted by master artisans. Microwavable; freezer safe. Made in the ceramic center of Condeixa, Portugal.
  • $89.95
    Famed for their brilliant colors and intricate motifs, Sicilian maiolica ceramics have graced the island's tables for more than five hundred years. Our Italian-made stoneware collection re-creates that tradition in glorious designs that make every meal a festive occasion. Featuring Sicily's famous lemons, this blue-rimmed platter is generously sized for serving everything from roasts at dinner to stacks of pancakes at brunch. A hand-painted edge and exterior complement its authentic look. Crafted of durable, glazed stoneware. Coordinates with the other pieces in the Sicilian Dinnerware collection . Microwavable and dishwasher safe. Made in Italy.
  • $59.95
    Famed for their brilliant colors and intricate motifs, Sicilian maiolica ceramics have graced the island's tables for more than five hundred years. Our Italian-made stoneware collection re-creates that tradition in glorious designs that make every meal a festive occasion. Great for serving everything from side dishes to sliced fruits and sweets, this oval platter features a sunny center medallion with a Mediterranean-blue rim. A hand-painted edge and exterior complement its authentic look. Crafted of durable, glazed stoneware. Coordinates with the other pieces in the Sicilian Dinnerware collection . Microwavable and dishwasher safe. Made in Italy.
  • $59.95
    Beaded edging and a scalloped rim add subtle detail to our oval stoneware platter, offering a fresh take on 18th and 19th-century European ceramic designs. The platter's neutral white glaze partners seamlessly with a wide range of dinnerware and linens, while its elegant simplicity makes it suitable for both everyday use and entertaining. Made of glazed stoneware. Extremely durable and chip resistant. Hand finished and hand glazed. Dishwasher safe. Made in Portugal.
  • $49.95
    Our rimmed porcelain platter celebrates the art of Japanese ceramics with a graceful crane and branches that are skillfully painted by hand. The blue and white palette reflects time-honored tradition, yet the collection looks fresh and updated in our unique mix of coordinating patterns. Amply sturdy for everyday meals, the platter lends beauty to casual entertaining and perfectly complements Asian-inspired cuisine. Crafted of high-fired porcelain. Hand painted and finished with a clear glaze. Microwavable and dishwasher safe.
  • $79.95
    Famed for their brilliant colors and intricate motifs, Sicilian maiolica ceramics have graced the island's tables for more than 500 years. Our Italian-made earthenware re-creates that tradition in glorious designs. Celebrating Sicily's sunny beauty, this rectangular platter features vibrant citrus, exuberant flowers and an azure-blue border. Crafted of durable, glazed earthenware. Coordinates with the other pieces in the Sicilian Dinnerware collection . Dishwasher safe. Made in Italy.
  • $99.95
    Famed for their brilliant colors and intricate motifs, Sicilian maiolica ceramics have graced the island's tables for more than 500 years. Our Italian-made stoneware re-creates that tradition in glorious designs. Featuring Sicily's celebrated lemons, this generously sized platter is finished with a hand-painted edge and exterior. Crafted of durable, glazed stoneware. Coordinates with the other pieces in the Sicilian Dinnerware collection . Microwavable and dishwasher safe. Made in Italy.
  • $99.95
    Inspired by classic European ceramics dating back to the 17th century, this oval platter is made from durable stoneware in a pristine white hue. It is hand finished in an antiqued patina around the outer edges, and the singular band of dots complement this fine showcase for everything from pastries to entrées. Made of high-fired stoneware with shiny white glaze. Hand-applied antiqued patina around edges. Microwavable; oven, freezer and dishwasher safe. Made in Portugal.
  • Sugg. Price $200 Sale $159.99
    Distinguished by a fluted rim and graceful pierced handles, our platter is masterfully handcrafted by a French pottery established during Louis XV's reign. The dark clay is finished in a warm-white glaze, then hand weathered for a vintage patina that gracefully complements other white ceramics. Expertly handcrafted of durable earthenware. Hand-antiqued white glaze reveals dark ceramic underneath. Made in France by Niderviller, a historic company founded in 1735. Sold individually.
  • Sugg. Price $99.95 Sale $69.99
    A magical menagerie appears on our hand-painted earthenware platter from Portugal. Inspired by a folkloric design from 17 th -century Europe, it features deep, rich shades of blue. Each piece is the unique work of a single artist, whose mastery makes for a striking addition to the table. Crafted of durable earthenware. Hand painted by master artisans. Microwavable; freezer safe. Made in the ceramic center of Condeixa, Portugal.
  • $94
    Inspired by the artistry of Portuguese ceramist Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, this earthenware platter is embellished with lacy vines and geometric details, then hand finished in a rustic glaze. Crafted with coordinating designs, all the pieces in this collection work together to create an eclectic yet elegant setting. Crafted of durable earthenware stamped with lacy motifs. Hand-antiqued finish reveals darker ceramic under glaze. Microwavable; dishwasher safe. Made in Portugal.
  • $34.95
    The subtle ripples and creamy glaze of this oval platter artfully evoke the whitecaps of Nazaré, one of Portugal's most famous beaches. An embossed medallion hints at the collection's provenance and adds a well-traveled touch. For an elegantly eclectic table, layer this hand-finished platter with other white ceramics. Crafted of durable earthenware. Hand finished by master artisans. Microwavable and dishwasher safe. Made in Portugal.
  • $80 $90
    Crowned with the lily of Florence, the city's symbol since the 11 th century, our platter is crafted in Italy from durable earthenware with a hand-antiqued white glaze. Fluted rims add an elegant flourish, and the classic design layers well with other ceramics to create an eclectic table setting. Crafted of durable earthenware. Hand glazed, painted and antiqued by skilled artisans. Microwavable and dishwasher safe. Made in Italy.
  • $24.95
    Our melamine chip-and-dip platter looks like a European antique, taking center stage on your table. New techniques allow us to re-create the subtle texture, rubbed edges and rich glazed finish of ceramics in durable, shatter-resistant melamine. Made of shatter-resistant melamine. Captures the weathered beauty and rich dimension of antique earthenware. Perfect for outdoor and casual meals. BPA-free. Coordinates with other pieces in our Rustic Melamine collection . Dishwasher safe on top rack.

Stocking Up on Ceramic Serving Platters

For anyone who loves to cook or entertain, ceramic serving platters are an essential. Stock up on them to have enough for the everyday dinners you serve your family and for special occasions, like a weekend brunch with friends and neighbors or a formal holiday dinner. They're great for creating snack platters when watching movies or chatting with an impromptu guest, too. Collect them for their beautiful designs, match them or select to complement your dinnerware or stick to basic looks for an easy mix-and-match tabletop. Shop the gorgeous selection of ceramic serving platters available at Williams Sonoma now to fill your cabinet with incredible pieces.

The Benefits of Ceramic Platters

Ceramic serving platters are popular because there are so many benefits to using ceramic for cookware, serveware and baking. In the case of serveware, you use the platters to present food, either cooked or as a crudite or other small bites board.

  • Ceramic holds and distributes heat evenly. If you use your ceramic platters for serving a roast or chops, the liquid from the dish will keep the meal at the desired temperature while you serve.
  • One of the greatest characteristics of ceramic is how durable it is. These platters can withstand lots of use and care afterward without chipping, cracking, breaking or other damage.
  • These platters are easy to clean. Food rarely sticks to the surface, if ever, and anything that leaves residue can be wiped away with basic homekeeping, like a dish liquid and soft sponge.
  • Ceramic holds color beautifully, so you can shop for all sorts of designs and patterns. This color-fastness inspires many people to collect ceramic serving platters for their beauty and range of design.

Serveware to Complement Your Dinnerware

If you like your entire tabletop to coordinate closely, you may want to look for ceramic serving platters that match your dinnerware. You can be exact when shopping from the same lines or just choose the same palette for a similar style.

  • Look for different types of white ceramic serving platters, ranging from heavily glazed and gleaming to semi-matte finishes, beaded edges, oval or cameo silhouettes and more.
  • Try classic color combinations, like red, yellow or blue, that are bold enough to make an impact at the table, but still coordinate with dishes of the same hues. Even splashes of color can tell a grand design story.
  • Let thematic influences guide your tabletop aesthetic. Choose fruit or vegetable motifs, a mosaic-inspired paint design, rounded rectangular edges or other details to show your personality.

Since you can use your ceramic serving platters every day, take the time to select a few that complement your place settings and other tabletop elements for an attractive service at every meal.