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Tableware Style and Design

When it comes to setting a table, it’s not just about the food. The tableware you choose can greatly enhance the dining experience and add an artistic touch to any meal. Style and design go hand in hand, as the design and aesthetic of your dinnerware can reflect your personal style and elevate the overall ambience of your dining space.

Toward the end of the 1950s, carmakers were completely consumed by the tailfin craze. It was a stylish feature that helped some stand out and others change their image completely. It was a way of making a statement about style and design.

Tableware style goes beyond functionality; it is an expression of your taste and personality. Whether you prefer classic elegance, modern minimalism, or eclectic mix-and-match, your choice of tableware can speak volumes about your sense of style and attention to detail.

Additionally, the style of your tableware can complement or contrast with the overall theme or decor of your dining area. A harmonious blend of exciting ceramic glaze colours can create a cohesive and inviting atmosphere. At the same time, a bold and unexpected tableware style can make a striking statement and become a conversation starter.

“Tableware is not just about functionality; it is a form of art” says Peter Bowen who has created a winning combination of elegant style and design for butter dishes, sugar bowls and milk jugs that echo the craftsmanship of handmade and made in the United Kingdom.

Tableware can also be a canvas for artistic expression. Many contemporary artists collaborate with renowned tableware brands to create limited-edition collections that blur the line between functional objects and art installations. These unique pieces can add an element of exclusivity and luxury to your dining experience.

When selecting tableware, it’s important to consider both style and design. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right tableware for your needs:

Consider your style: Choose tableware that reflects your taste and complements your dining space.

Think about the occasion: Consider the type of meals you usually serve and whether you need formal or casual tableware.

Mix and match: Don’t be afraid to combine different patterns, colours, and textures to create a unique and eclectic table setting.

Quality matters: Invest in high-quality tableware that is durable and will stand the test of time.

Consider the practicality: Choose tableware that is easy to clean and maintain.

Remember, tableware style and design go beyond functionality; they are an extension of your creativity and personal expression. So, the next time you set the table, let your tableware reflect your unique style and appreciation for style and design.

Peter Bowen Art is based in Somerset, where owner Peter Bowen designs and handcrafts each piece with all the love and attention you would expect from a true artisan. He is also well-known worldwide for his unique ceramic tableware designs, all of which reflect his many years of experience and sense of style with a real eye for detail, making him an exceptionally gifted artist.

All handmade ceramic tableware can be viewed and ordered online, at with fast, safe delivery around the world with Royal Mail.