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Olney Serving Bowl, Small, Walnut

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A closer look at Olney

There are times when you want crockery with a more traditional look, but that’s not too formal. That’s why we made the Olney collection, which includes pieces for both teatime and supper, and is both refined and down-to-earth at the same time. This is the smallest of the two serving bowls, and is a good size for bringing dishes like fresh berries, a small salad or pasta for two to the table.

The clay & the glaze

Stoneware is the best choice for everyday ceramics that see a lot of love and use. It’s less likely to chip than more delicate clays like china and earthenware, and is suitable for dishwashers and microwaves. We’ve also used a glossy glaze to finish Olney which won’t scratch easily.

In the making

Block printing is a centuries-old technique of pattern making. It’s normally associated with cloth, particularly from India, and in wallpaper-making, but it has also traditionally been used on hard surfaces like pottery. These days, transfer printing is more commonly used for ceramics, being quicker and less variable, but we love the character and non-uniformity of stamping with carved wooden blocks.

Mixing and matching

As Olney is more decorative, we’d suggest pairing it with a plainer, white or off-white crockery set if you’d like to use an eclectic mix of styles. We especially like it with our Sutton collection which, with its pie-crimped edges and hand-applied finish, has a similar warmth and homeliness to it.

  • Diameter :23cm
  • Height :10cm
  • Weight :0.95kg
  • Made From :Stoneware
  • Finish :Hand stamped
  • Food safe :Yes
  • Microwave safe :Yes
  • Dishwasher safe :Yes

Care guide

Our Olney collection is microwave and dishwasher safe, but we recommend hand washing for longer life.

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