Ceramic side plates Provence pattern

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ceramic side plates
Choose the color of the background and the patterns of these ceramic side plates and compose a colorful dinnnerware set with speckled dinner plates.
As a bread plate, or for aperitif service, they can also decorate your table with candies, mini-bouquets or hold your candles.
Ultra-practical, these Provence decor plates are handcrafted in Vallauris, with an authentic signature on the back.
Here is a beautiful, inexpensive and unique gift idea. ... Read more >>

Description & Data sheet >>

  • Ecru
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Yellow

The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 6.

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Coordinates & accessories

Decorative pottery plates

Complete your crockery set with these ceramic side plates to arrange bread next to the main plate.

Put down a butter knife and you will have respected the protocol as we do in France. This will give a refined touch to your dressage, just like the French gastronomic tables.

These small ceramic plates are so pretty! Which color will you like the most? In deep blue, the patterns are available either in white or in yellow. In cream-colored background, the patterns will be turquoise or purple depending on your choice. The green and yellow backgrounds have only one possible motif color. It’s hard to choose!

Vallauris origin

The author of this glazed white earthenware is a craftsman from the famous pottery city.

It’s shaped by hand, before drying to begin a first firing in the potter's oven at 980 ° C. The decorating step is done in two stages, to color the background, first, with a colored slip and a layer of transparent enamel.

The small dots are made ‘a la poire’ and are slightly raised. A second firing at nearly 1000 ° C fixes the colors and the decorations. Each step is manual and requires a certain amount of time, depending on the weather and manufacturing hazards.

Each piece is unique and cannot be exactly like another.

A gift idea

You would like to treat a young couple, for example, and don't know what to give them? You've just found an idea that won't cost you a lot and will make them happy. It's a pretty and useful gift, 100% French and handcrafted.

And if the person does not entertain, they can use them as tidy tray. In a house, we always look for a place to put keys, coins or any small object. This square plate is the best solution to collect them.

Find out the collection Provence  

30 Items
Data sheet
3.94 in
3.94 in
0.8 in
130 g
Use as
Bread plate, Apetizer plate, Saucer, Tidy plate, Apetizer dish


1 - Before first use (culinary terracotta only)

Before using your culinary pottery for the first time, we recommend to soak your pottery and its cover overnight in cold water and then to air dry thoroughly.

Then rub it with a clove of garlic and let stand for at least 5 hours.

Before use, clean it by hand, preferably with liquid Marseille soap or a diluted commercial detergent. Once dry, your terracotta pottery is ready to use.

2 - To avoid thermal shocks

Glazed terracotta and earthenware, like any ceramic, are materials sensitive to thermal shocks and can be damaged irreparably. Here are some tips to avoid breakage.

  • 1st tip: Not empty!
    Never heat or reheat a pottery utensil when it is empty. We recommend placing preparations or food inside, or at least a glass of water, before placing your dishes in the oven or on a cooking source.
  • 2nd tip: Cold start
    Whatever the heat source, you should always start your cooking in a cold oven, or on a small fire with a heat diffuser. Covered pottery retains heat and loses very little energy. You can heat up slowly. The earth gently cooks the stewed preparations, giving them back their water. These remain soft and tasty. There is no point in raising the temperature sharply. If you adhere to this principle, you can simmer unattended for a long time. Finally, do not use your pottery for quick cooking (roasting meat, for example). It is not appropriate. Prefer utensils made of iron, cast iron, etc, instead.
  • 3rd tip: Do not put on a cold surface after cooking
    Provide a tea towel, a cork or wooden trivet, and avoid placing it directly on a work surface. The temperature difference between very hot terracotta and a cold surface could create a shock causing cracking. Likewise, never pass from the oven to the refrigerator or vice versa. It would be fatal for your ceramic. Also, do not leave your terracotta or earthenware dish next to a cooking point. The proximity of a very hot temperature can crack the ceramic.

3 - How to clean your pottery

Even if you are using the dishwasher, you must handle your dishes avoiding any shocks. For hand cleaning, avoid metal pads and abrasive sponges. It is better to use natural detergents, such as Marseille soap products. Always rinse thoroughly, especially for utensils that have an unglazed part. You must allow your ceramic to dry completely before storing it. Place the lid separately, or staggered to prevent airtight closing while your dishes are resting. This will help prevent mold, as the terracotta retains moisture.

Thanks to these recommendations, you will rediscover the true flavor of your recipe in this natural earth, and the pleasure of sharing it at dinner.

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