Perfect pairing: comfort food and wabi-sabi ceramics

wabi-sabi ceramics - Molosco Dinner Set by Laura Letinsky

Spring is on the horizon but… we’re not quite there yet (just ask a New Yorker). I’m still in soup, stew and rustic roasts mode – the salads will have to wait a while longer I’m afraid. Whetting my appetite is my foodie Pinterest board, currently groaning with aubergine bakes and pear cakes. (If you prefer to look than cook, Anthropologie’s Pinterest always has the most beautiful food imagery).

To serve a rustic winter feast, there’s nothing nicer than home-made-looking, wabi-sabi ceramics. This month, Anthropologie in the King’s Road has an exhibition opening called Pure, which showcases its latest collection of ceramics from suppliers around the world including Royal Stafford in Stoke-on-Trent, Portugal and Japan. I like the Karuma range (below) with its lovely glazed plates and tumblers created by Grestel in Portugal.
Karuma Dinner Plate by Anthropologie
Karuma Bowl by Anthropologie
Peach and yogurt cake gluten free

I’ve also discovered the work of Broste Copenhagen on Pinterest. This image (below) keeps cropping up every few days and you can buy this moody blue collection at Heal’s. Or if you prefer a paler palette, then see if you can hunt down these beautifully wonky plates from Earth & Baker (below). Alternatively, Laura Letinsky’s white gold-edged plates are the fancier version (top), they’re crying out for a slice of sticky toffee poached pear cake.
Broste Copenhagen
Earth and Baker ceramics
sticky toffee poached pear cake Delicious magazine

To set the scene, you might want to investigate this collab between Summerill & Bishop and Luke Edward Hall. It consists of a linen tablecloth emblazoned with Hall’s signature Greco-Roman illustrations – a perfect match for Suite One Studio’s millennial pink pale rose gold-rimmed platters and dishes (below).
Summerill and Bishop X Luke Edward Hall tablecloth
wabi-sabi ceramics - Suite One Studio burlap tray platter and desert tray

Tip: If the cake pics are making your mouth water, click the images to get the recipes! #yourewelcome


WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Top to bottom: Laura Letinsky; Anthropologie x 2; Gluten-free peach and yogurt cake/Julia’s Album; Broste Copenhagen; Earth & Baker/The Prop Dispensary; sticky toffee poached pear cake/Delicious magazine; Summerill & Bishop; Suite One Studio
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