beautiful beautiful beautiful
May 30, 2015
These Denby bowls rate as one of my absolute most favorite purchases ever. I simply love them.
It's like having a bunch of miniature works of art in my kitchen and at my table. I literally just hold them in my hands and admire them. The beautiful shades of color, with the subtle shifts in shading and texture of the hand-crafted glazing; the heft and weight of the pieces, which I really like because they give them a solid substantial feel; the sense of history buying from a company that's over 200 years old; and the obviously durable nature of their oven / microwave / dishwasher / freezer flexibility... all combine to make me incredibly happy that I spent the money on these pieces.
I'm also absolutely in love with the size, shape and design of these bowls. Looking for just the right bowl was a primary motivator in my tableware search and these hit the center of the bulls-eye for me. I love their size, shape and proportions, and the ever-so-slight inward taper of the sides of the bowl. I also absolutely love the contrasting colors: the exquisite shade of pale blue on the outside; the neutral color inside where the food goes... love it love it love it.
Tableware is a personal thing and just because I love these pieces doesn't mean everyone will. But in my life, every once in a great long while I buy something of deep and lasting beauty and value which give me pleasure and service for years and years. These Denby pieces are definitely in that category.
Beautiful Stoneware, light yet sturdy
February 04, 2012
I registered for these bowls as an everyday soup or cereal bowl, that would also present well for guests. These are a perfect size - for this use, and the gorgeous glazing and symmetry of the bowl makes a table look like art. They're a perfect weight as well - not super heavy like other stoneware. I look forward to using these forever.
Yes, I recommend this product.