Pretty useful porcelain
Porcelain is often associated with being delicate or fragile and while Wicklow designer Chloë Dowds’ mugs, teapots, jugs and dishes look and feel delicate to the touch, thanks to their pastel colours and smooth finish, they’re built for everyday use.
Each piece is shaped on the wheel but Dowds adds an indentation so when you’re sipping tea from one of her mugs (¤ 30-¤ 35) or pouring water from her long- necked pitchers (¤ 83-¤ 93), they’re designed to comfortably fit in your hand. These designs are microwave- and dishwasher- proof so instead of letting them gather dust as you wait for a special occasion to whip them out, make them a permanent fixture on your kitchen table. chloedowds. com