PSA: Clay Dinnerware Is On Sale During Prime Day–Here's How to Snag That Oh-So-Desirable Organic Modern Look

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Looking to upgrade your dinnerware for something with a little more personality? You’ll be hard-pressed to find a set that’s quite as unique, chic and durable as pottery. In fact, it’s for this very reason that interior designers and homeowners alike are drawn to them (and, not to mention their rustic appeal dovetails with two of 2022’s biggest trends: Japandi and Organic Modernism).

For interior designer Tina Ramchandani, clay dinnerware is particularly special because of its warmth, charm and ability to make a dining space feel more inviting. “Clay has come a long way,” she notes, “and although it can be made nearly perfect, you can still see the character of each piece.”

That said, while slight variations, dents and bumps in each piece are normal—and often preferred—Ramchandani suggests looking out for a few specifics to make sure you’re getting the quality you want, which does come at a price (more on that below). BUT, lucky for you, Prime Day 2022 kicks off tomorrow, July 12–and you can save almost 50 percent on top-rated plates, dishes and more before the sale ends on July 13, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. So below, find three of the best clay dinnerware sets to shop during Prime Day, plus ten other options we’re loving in 2022.

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  • Make sure pieces are stackable. Minor asymmetries aside, you still want your clay dinnerware to fit together well enough so that you can stack them in your cabinets, shelves or display cases.
  • Don’t ignore major imperfections. While small quirks in handmade pottery are to be expected, it’s important to look out for anything major that would make the pieces defective—like large bumps, dips or cracks.
  • Look out for glaze drips. Unless part of the design, glaze drips on the clay should not be noticeable.
  • Check for pitting. Piggybacking on the major imperfections bullet, any small holes underneath the glaze (pitting) should not be ignored.


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1. Sophie Conran For Portmeirion 12-piece Arbor Dinnerware Set

  • Pros: Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe (up to 400 degrees), set includes 12 pieces, three color options

Pros: Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe (up to 400 degrees), set includes 12 pieces, three color options

At 30 percent off, this number is a total steal. From the subtle, asymmetrical shapes to the nature-inspired colorways (including creamy white, dove gray and robins egg), everything about this set screams organic modernism. Plus, it includes four dinner plates, four salad plates and four all-purpose bowls—all of which are dishwasher, microwave and oven safe (up to 400 degrees).

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2. Certified International Artisan 16-piece Dinnerware Set

  • Pros: Dishwasher and microwave safe, set includes 16 pieces
  • Cons: Single color option

Complete with four dinner plates, four dessert plates, four mugs and four ice cream bowls, this do-it-all set is just as pretty as it is durable. While its ceramic construction is dishwasher and microwave safe, the elegant white glazed finish and natural indentations lend the set a hand-thrown pottery feeling. Oh, and did we mention that it’s almost half off?

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3. Pfaltzgraff Logan 16-piece Dinnerware Set

  • Pros: Handcrafted, dishwasher and microwave safe, set includes 16 pieces

Looking for a pop of color? This handcrafted, 16-piece set features a vibrant ombre pattern that can bring any tablescape to life. Not only is it dishwasher and microwave safe, but the entire set—which includes four dinner plates, four salad plates, four handled bowls and four mugs—is 42 percent off.


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West Elm

4. Ocean Waves Dinnerware

  • Pros: Set of 16, includes dinner plates, salad plates, soup bowls, small bowls and mugs, dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Cons: Price

While this dinnerware set is obviously eye-catching, it’s more than just good looks. It’s complete with dinner plates, salad plates, small bowls and mugs, and it’s made exclusively with natural materials from Vietnam. We can’t get enough of the ocean blue set.

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5. Obakki Albina Dinner Plate

  • Pros: Handmade, one of a kind
  • Cons: Hand wash only, plates sold individually, price

These clay dinner plates were handmade in Oaxaca, Mexico and, while they are definitely pricey, they’re sure to make any table setting feel unique. Because of their gorgeous smoke coloring and fragile 100 percent clay material, though, they will need to be handled with extra care: hand wash only, no microwave moments, and keep the sharp knives away, too.

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Mud Australia

6. Mud Australia

  • Pros: Handmade, dishwasher, microwave and oven safe
  • Cons: All items sold individually, price

“Mud Australia is the first place I visit when looking for clay/ceramic pieces,” Ramchandani shared, “because to me, they were one of the first making interesting items.” Featuring all handmade porcelain and homeware, this Australian shop sells gorgeous minimalistic individual plates, bowls, mugs and more.

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East Fork

7. East Fork Seven-piece You're-all-set Set

  • Pros: Handmade, variety of color options, set of seven pieces
  • Cons: Set includes pieces for only one place setting, price

Accurately named the You’re-All-Set Set, this collection features seven pieces, which make for a complete place setting, including a mug, Bitty Bowl, Breakfast Bowl, Everyday Bowl, cake plate, side plate and dinner plate. An added bonus? Every piece is handmade in North Carolina, plus they come in nine different colorways.


8. 4-piece Drift Place Setting With Pasta Bowl

  • Pros: Handmade, dishwasher, microwave and oven safe up to 250 degrees

This basic, yet elegant clay set includes all the necessities—a mug, soup bowl, salad plate and dinner plate—at a great price point With squared corners and edges and a solid, shiny surface, it gives a more modern take on rustic clay dinnerware for anyone who wants the heft of clay with the shine of glass.

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9. Crisp Matte Black Dinner Plate

  • Pros: Handmade, dishwasher and microwave safe, price
  • Cons: easily scratched

If you’re newly dabbling in clay dinnerware (or hosting) and don’t want to spend a fortune on individual pieces, this polished black dinner plate is under $9 and a great starter option. Though spending less often comes at a cost—in this case, less durability (reviews mention easy scratching)—it can be an affordable way test out the trend, particularly if you don’t see yourself using them every day. Plus, that modern matte black glaze finish stunning.

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10. Casafina Modern Classic Ceramic Dinnerware & Serveware

  • Pros: Handmade, set of 12, unique ombre design, dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Cons: Price

What isn’t there to love about this set? It’s simultaneously classic and unique, and stacked in your pantry, they’ll create an Insta-worthy ombré cascade of neutral hues (eat your heart out, The Home Edit). If you prefer a solid set, though, this durable, handmade-in-Portugal set comes in six other colors as well, each just as lovely as the last. Oh, and if you don’t want all 12 pieces, you can buy a set of four bowls, salad plates, dinner plates or mugs separately.

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Pottery Barn

11. Larkin Reactive Glaze Stoneware 16-piece Dinnerware Set

  • Pros: Set of 16, dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Cons: Price

This is a best-selling set at Pottery Barn for a reason, friends! Available in four versatile color options, this 16-piece set of dinner plates, salad plates, soup bowls and mugs includes everything you need in a more rustic dish collection worthy of a spot in Selena Gomez’s kitchen.

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12. Dansk Kallan Dinnerware

  • Pros: Set of 16, dishwasher and microwave safe, price
  • Cons: Pre-Order

We love a deal, and when it comes to clay dinnerware, it’s especially satisfying. This Dansk Kallan 16-piece set includes four of each essential item for $100: dinner plates, salad plates, bowls and mugs. The speckled design on the otherwise white aesthetic is the cherry on top.

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Year & Day

13. Year & Day Big Plates

  • Pros: Durable, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, and oven safe up to 480 degrees, set of four
  • Cons: Plates only

Leave it to Year & Day to give a timeless clay plate option that won’t go out of style next year. Their Big Plates come in a set of four ($13 per plate) and a variety of color options so you’ll never run out of uses for them. They’re also dishwasher, microwave, oven (up to 480 degrees) and freezer safe.

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Our Place

14. Our Place Main Plates

  • Pros: Sustainably made, dishwasher and microwave safe, lightweight, set of four
  • Cons: Set does not include bowls or cups (plates only)

The brand behind the best-selling Always Pan has also nailed it when it comes to dinnerware. Like its multi-functional pot, Our Place’s simple, functional dinner plates are designed to make life a bit easier. Each plate in the set of four (or eight) is sustainably made from recycled, virgin porcelain ceramic and are dishwasher and microwave safe. Plus, the reviews confirm that they’re beautifully crafted, lightweight and durable.

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Shop Genara

15. Hasamí Porcelain 220mm Plate

  • Pros: Handmade, each piece is unique, dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Cons: Plates sold individually, dinner plate may be smaller than standard

If a photo of dishware were to live next to the word “charming” in the dictionary, these Hasamí plates would be in it. Striking the balance between curved and clean lines, they’re perfect for everyday use with a simple and sophisticated aesthetic that’s worthy of an Instagram moment. The only downside is if you’re looking for a full set, it will cost you a pretty penny, since they’re all sold separately.

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Crate and Barrel

16. 18th Street 16-piece Dinnerware Set

  • Pros: Dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe up to 300 degrees, set of 16
  • Cons: Fragile, according to reviews

Each piece in this 16-piece set was designed by New York ceramic artist, Kathy Erteman, to combine a contemporary matte black with rustic beauty, and it shows. They’ll add an effortlessly chic touch to any table, though be forewarned: Some reviewers say they’re pretty fragile.

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Tagliaferro Ceramics

17. Tagliaferro Ceramics Three-piece White Matte Dinnerware Set

  • Pros: Handmade, dishwasher and oven safe, three-piece set
  • Cons: Plates sold individually, four to six weeks for delivery

Should asymmetrical matte dinnerware be more your style, check out Tagliaferro Ceramics. The purposeful dents and divots in each three-piece set (which features a dinner plate, salad plate and porridge bowl) add for unique character not often found in other clay pieces.

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Amber Interior Designs

18. Emily Brown Ceramics Mojave Ceramic Dinnerware

  • Pros: Oven and microwave safe, handmade, each piece is unique, set comes with a dinner plate, salad plate and bowl
  • Cons: Hand wash recommended

You can’t go wrong with this speckled dinnerware set. Its neutral color makes it perfectly adaptable to just about any setting or occasion (and they’ll look perfect on any of your favorite placemats). Plus, each set comes with a bowl, salad plate and dinner plate, so you’ll always have the necessities on hand.

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19. Parachute X Jono Pandolfi Ceramic Coupe Dinnerware

  • Pros: Handmade, each piece is unique, set of 4
  • Cons: Each item type sold separately, price

The collaboration of our home design dreams: Parachute and Jono Pandolfi (another favorite of Ramchandani’s) truly made a complete minimalist collection that’s worth the splurge. One reviewer even called the set “heaven,” which checks out, since Parachute is known for its divine bedding and Pandolfi is renowned as a master ceramicist. That said, the craftsmanship will cost you—$112+ for four cereal bowls, entree plates, Alaska bowls or salad plates means you’re quickly dropping $500 or more to have a full set of dinnerware for a family of four.

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20. Threshold Melamine Lancashire Dinnerware Set

  • Pros: Budget-friendly, durable, dishwasher safe
  • Cons: Not real clay

While clay dinnerware is very appealing, it’s just not in the cards for some. Parents, for example, likely wouldn't want to leave their children with a fragile clay bowl. This 12-piece melamine set—dinner plates, salad plates and cereal bowls included—will give you that clay-adjacent aesthetic with much more durability (plus, it has a delightful price tag). Not to mention that it comes in terracotta, white, gray and dark blue.

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