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  1. oh how i love dishes! the ones we use for everyday are white from bed bath and beyond. we got them as wedding gifts but now 5 years later I would love to add more pieces to them since we only have 4 bowls! but i can’t find the pattern anywhere, I think it’s been discontinued. 🙂

    1. Hi Andrea!
      Just saw this post. I’m the Lead Bridal Consultant for the Bed Bath and Beyond in Conway, AR. What dinnerware were you trying to find pieces to?
      Teresa

    1. I second your statement. Corelle fares much better in everyday use and yet looks great after years of use.

  2. I found this very helpful. I had a set I thought was stoneware and it chipped instantly, within one year the whole set was trashed. Now I have a new set and am researching how to prevent repeating history. Now I know why they chipped though – they had to have been earthenware, i can see it from your photos that just the style is like the earthenware styles. I think I should have never used it in the microwave or dishwasher even though it said safe. It crazed all over.

  3. The Emma Collection from Pottery Barn is stoneware. I called the company because I’m interested in that set, just so you know.

      1. The Pottery Barn website indicates the Emma items are “made of fine stoneware.” The dinnerware description doesn’t say it, but I can’t imagine they’d make all the serving pieces of a different material.

          1. I have (had) 12 Emma dinnerware sets. Every bowl (cereal) chipped. Regular wear and tear for plates, have some with chips. Pottery Barn said no one has returned them. I can’t be the only one!!! Site says stoneware now, not sure about before when I purchased them several years ago. I need to purchase nw dishes, love the off white or cream colors. Any advice?

          2. I have the Emma as well and they have so many chips over time. They also crazed and leave silverware marks. I don’t believe they can be stoneware. I had one sales associate tell me (after I bought them and came in and complained) that they would chip more than another style (I think the Cambria) because they were a different material. I am disappointed and ready to make a change. Thank-you for your descriptions, I will look for stoneware this time and hope for better results!

  4. We make high quality white stoneware by hand at our studio in Corrales, New Mexico. We’ve worked hard to make our plates durable for everyday use, and agree that white plates makes food look great. All our work is thrown by hand on a pottery wheel, and fired to nearly 2400 degrees, making it microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe. Check us out! http://www.hanselmannpottery.com

    1. Love this collection! Reminds me of the set my parents received as a wedding gift in ’78 and our family has used every year since. Stoneware is the way to go for durability. Will be sharing your link.

  5. I have the Emma collection from Pottery Barn. Almost every piece has chipped. In fact I received a set at my bridal shower, and one bowl was chipped upon opening the gift box. Also, they do not heat evenly in the microwave. The dish gets red hot, but the food lukewarm. I have to take the plate/bowl/mug out with a dish towel or pot holder 🙄.

  6. Stoneware is too heavy for me everyday. I have a neuromuscular disease and my hands are an issue. Is porcelain as light as corelle? Microwave and dishwasher safe are important to me. As well as sturdy and chip resistant. Is porcelain still an option to meet my needs?

  7. Stoneware is perhaps the worst out of the three…usually. I have yet to hear someone who loves stoneware over the others. The main reason: It chips faster than you can say it’s name. Regular glass is another horrible idea for any type of dinnerware. Those chip and break even worse than Stoneware. Finally, the best one out of the best I seen is Bone China. However, Corelle’s take on Bone China is perhaps the best I’ve seen in dishes. From working in a closeout store (unfortunately we do not sell Corelle but it is a tradition in my family to use them), I would have to say Corelle first, and then porcelain. Be wary of the new fad with melamine, sure it’s semi cheap and is durable since it is plastic, but you cannot microwave it and top rack only!

  8. I just purchased my first set of stoneware in 35 years. I purchased Denby because they have a 10 year guarantee on the pattern. I love too the lip on the coupe plates in this set and always wanted a set of blue dinnerware. I splurged and will purchase more of this pattern as Denby expands it to include other pieces.

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