Calico Textured Ceramics October 03 2014

Textured ceramics are really on trend this autumn/winter season, so if you want to adopt a more sophisticated version of this style then the new Calico dinnerware range at Marks & Spencer is the perfect choice. 

The elegant white Fine China body of this collection is finished with a clear glaze to make a feature ceramic body underneath. The true focal point of this range comes from the textured surface of the product.

The design of Calico has been inspired by the shapes and lines of traditional hand-thrown ceramic normally produced on a potter’s wheel, giving the range a rustic and authentic with more character than the average plain coloured dinner set; perfect for creating the feel of a country kitchen in your home. 

Not only is this range aesthetically pleasing and bang on trend, it’s also exceptionally strong and durable due to the fact that the body has been fired at an extremely high temperature.

This refined and durable collection is one of the most sophisticated textured dinnerware ranges out there, and is perfectly suited to any style home and occasion.

The plain white colour keeps the product from looking cluttered, while the smooth lines running throughout the surface makes it stand out from other white dinner sets in the market.

However if bright colours and patterns are more your style, then Calico is the perfect range for combining with other styles to form the base of your table top, as it gives you space to chop and change your theme and be as versatile as you like.

Combine this collection with other textured items as well as colours to really make the most of this trend. The simple colour of this range allows you to work your table top with any other colour scheme, so it fits in with any style you have in your home.

Calico is available in an extensive range of items including dinner plate, side plate, cereal bowl, large cup, and cup and saucer, along with statement pieces such as a creamer and large jug to really set off the whole collection.

These elegant and sophisticated pieces steer away from garish colour and patterns and instead focus on texture, perfect for when you want an understated look on your dining table.


By Claire Stevens, ITTC UK, 02/10/2014