Rustic, Imperfect Ceramic Dinnerware Is Having a Moment

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Go to any Los Angeles restaurant-of-the-moment or cool-girl's dinner party and you'll find one consistency: the dinnerware. It's undeniable: rustic, imperfect ceramic dinnerware is having a moment. It's not only perfectly Instagrammable, but also way more exciting to shop for than the dime a dozen white set you may already own. Each piece is unique, and often handmade by artisans. It just feels more special.

You can't find the dinnerware we speak of just anywhere, so read on for six of our favorite ceramics retailers. We'll take the whole set!

1. Humble Ceramics

Humble Ceramics are made in small batches in Los Angeles. The dinnerware can be found online at a handful of retailers such as Jenni Kayne and General Store. See the full list here.

2. H&M Home

Yes, you absolutely can achieve this look on a budget. H&M has come out with a hand-painted stoneware line that's right on trend.

3. Blanc Pottery

This Etsy shop based in Jacksonville, Florida is a goldmine. You can find full sets of dinnerware with matching accessories like match strikers and cake stands.

4. Hasami Porcelain

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Nagasaki brand Hasami embraces traditional Japanese aesthetics. In the U.S., its products can be found online at retailers such as Jinen and the Tortoise General Store.

5. Jan Burtz

If you're down to splurge, Jan Burtz is for you. This delicate, feminine porcelain line is exclusive to New York retailer ABC Carpet & Home.

6. Sheldon Ceramics

Here's another L.A.-based gem. You can purchase Sheldon Ceramics on their site, and the price-range is a bit more splurge-y.

Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.

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