Tableware specialist Parsley in Time has introduced the Raku collection of 10 plates and bowls to the UK market. The range is designed to combine a retro, artisan motif with tough durability.
Manufactured by Churchill, Raku takes inspiration from studio pottery, said to give a contemporary take on traditional, archive designs.
The new tableware collection comes in a topaz blue colour. It’s named after a traditional production technique known as Raku firing that creates an unusual pattern. In this modern version, the print is positioned directly under the glaze and, during firing, undergoes random effects. As a result, each plate and bowl is individual, mimicking an artisan finish.
Raku is claimed to be manufactured to endure the busiest hospitality environments and designed to be sturdy, hard-wearing and dishwash safe.
Parsley in Time will be offering Raku in four round plate sizes, with diameters ranging from 16.5cm to 28.8cm, two wide-rimmed bowls, 24cm and 28cm, and two coupe bowls, 18.2cm and 24.8cm. There are also two oblong chef’s plates, measuring 29.8 x 15.3cm and 35.5 x 18.9cm.
“Raku creates a striking, unusual tabletop and the wonderful colouring sets off food beautifully,” said Rob Blunderfield of Parsley in Time. “It’s ideal for any restaurateur looking for a contemporary tableware able to deliver a real point of difference.”
All the plates and bowls in the Raku collection are available for same day or next day delivery from Parsley in Time’s London warehouse. Prices start from £4.82 per unit, for the 16.5cm (6.5”) Raku coupe plate.