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Hand-Painted Ceramic Tableware

Did you know that quality ceramic dishes are some of the most valuable pieces you can own? Ceramics fall into many categories, from display pieces and accessories, to everyday dinnerware. Collecting them can even be a business in its self!

If you’re unsure of where to start when understanding how ceramic differs from similar technologies of curating, or how a decorated dinner set can double as a piece of art, read on for more.

Ceramic vs Similar Technologies

How does one create ceramic? Ceramics are generally made by taking mixtures of clay, earthen elements, powders, and water and shaping them into desired forms. Once the ceramic has been shaped, it is fired in a high temperature oven known as a kiln. Often, ceramics are then covered in decorative, waterproof, paint-like glazes.


Porcelain is a type of ceramic. The strength, and translucence of porcelain, relative to other types of pottery, gives it its defining features.

Porcelain can be divided into three main categories: hard-paste, soft-paste and bone china. The category that an object belongs to depends on the composition of the paste used to make the object and the firing conditions.


All china is ceramic, but not all ceramic is china, and china is not porcelain! Porcelain is fired at a hotter temperature, which makes it sturdier than china. Fine china weighs substantially less than an equivalent ceramic dinnerware piece, making it significantly less durable and more meant for display and special occasions.

Bone China

Bone china, also composed of natural materials, has better strength and resilience compared to porcelain with the addition of bone ash to its raw materials.

In the United States, a clay body must contain at least 25 percent bone ash by weight to be classified as bone china. There's very little practical difference between the appearance and function of contemporary fine china and porcelain, and the two terms are often used interchangeably by manufacturers.

The Value of Hand Painted Ceramic

Not only can a beautiful design of green, blues, reds and more add a world of color to your dinnerware, it can also add a world of value!

Registering for dinnerware may seem like a thing of the past, but many new couples aren't taking into account the lasting impact investing in quality ceramics can have. Those on the search for ceramic toys and collectables know how to look for items that remain true a time period or are timelessly beautiful. The same can apply to timeless dinnerware as well.

What makes ceramic dinnerware a prime choice is its combination of durability, versatility, and beauty that, with proper care, will retain and grow its value for generations to come.

HF Coors Hand Painted Dinnerware

If you're looking for a sign to start your collection of beautiful ceramics, look no further! HF Coors has been in the business of making hand painted ceramics since the early 1900s, with a large selection drink ware, bowls, platters, and more, HF Coors has the dinnerware for any occasion.

Additional benefits of HF Coors Dinnerware

  • Vitrified ceramic

  • All of HF Coors ceramic pieces are lead-free

  • Will not absorb moisture or odors

  • Broiler Safe, Oven Safe, Microwave Safe

  • Dishwasher Safe, Freezer Safe

  • Highly resistant to staining, cracking, and crazing

  • Two year guarantee against chipping under normal use

HF Coors Dinnerware

HF Coor Dinnerware is 100% made in the USA and is a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business as well as a HUBzone certified dinnerware manufacturer located in Tucson, Arizona. Shop local, or have your pieces carefully packed to ship.

At HF Coors, we pride ourselves in providing high quality products and services to our customers. If you have any questions please contact us by phone at 520-903-1010, or by e-mail at info@hfcoors.com. We’d love to hear from you!

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