They're beautiful dishes. I bought them because I was sick of my old cheap ones that were full of chips and cracks, and wanted something that was stoneware, which these are. I picked out some really nice fairly inexpensive ones from another site by a major brand, and really couldn't afford them. Decided to check here and see what I could find, and these jumped out at me as exceptionally beautiful for the price. And they are. What you can't see well in the picture is that the pattern is black-on-black, with most areas being shiny and the pattern being matte/satin. It is really elegant and understated. I'd love to see details like pattern inside the mugs or bowls, but it's not surprising they're not included for the great price. My only complaint is that, when putting a dinner plate away the first week of use, I hit the edge not very hard on something in the cabinet and took out a chip that was about 1/2". This meant the plate was completely ruined, as the clay underbody is white. Since I bought these to have something more durable, this was disappointing.
I was looking for black dishes but couldn't find a style in plain black that I liked. After searching many different places I found these and knew they were the ones! They are great for everyday use and also look great for formal dining. I love the pattern, it's not too bold but still makes these stand out from everything else! We use them for everyday use and have not had any problems. Glaze and pattern is not "perfect" on every dish but tiny enough that others wont notice. I ordered several sets to achieve the place settings I needed. They all arrived quickly and with out any damage!
I bought these after having bought the same design in another color, so I could mix and match. Nice dishes, unusual pattern which makes them good for casual or formal dining. I use mine every day. The only drawback is that the shiny glaze on them is easily marked by sharp steak knives. But I really like them!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Failry close
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality, well made
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate description of the dishes.
Stoneware is great for kitchen/utility pieces because it is so incredibly durable. You can use it in the oven, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher without harming itoverstockcustomercare1 on Jan 7, 2013
Microwave safe - I use the mugs to make tea in the microwave all the time.swatson56 on Jul 6, 2013
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