FINE BONE CHINA
Bone China is the combination of kaolin clay, feldspar, quartz and bone and is considered the finest (and today, rarest) kind of china. It is fired at high temperatures to produce a very white china whose delicate look belies it durability.
- Lightweight, lustrous and the strongest of ceramic dinnerware materials.
- Ideal for special occasions and dinner parties.
Commonly known as china, porcelain is made from a combination of fine clay and quartz. Despite its delicate appearance, porcelain resists chipping and is quite durable.
- Made from refined clay.
- Highly durable with a glowing non-porous surface.
- Ideal for everyday and special occasions.
SPECIAL OCCASION FORMAL DINNERWARE
- Made from high quality porcelain or bone china.
- Likely to feature intricate design detail and gold, platinum or silver trims.
- Ideal for formal occasions.
Durable, substantial and highly chip resistant, stoneware is an excellent choice for family use and frequent entertaining.
- Made from clay.
- Durable and dense in construction-extremely hard wearing.
- Ideal for everyday use.
Made from white clay or red clay known as terra cotta, earthware is less chip-resistant than high-fired ceramic but more vibrant in colour.
- Generally has a more casual, rustic look.