Once in a while, a dish makes such a splash that you can’t ignore it. One such pattern in the past year has been Denby’s new Halo pattern. Due to its unique colors and subtle texture, Halo has captured the hearts of pottery enthusiasts who appreciate time-tested craftsmanship and a hand-thrown pottery look.
The basic colorway of Halo is blue and black but if you look closely at the glaze, you’ll see myriad colors in between, from a bright blue to a medium grey to a dark black. The signature pieces of the pattern are the teapot and medium serving dish. Both display a gradation of colors, including a texture that is speckled and streaked in a beautifully precise way.
Created in the heart of Derbyshire, England, the pottery is made with locally-sourced clay. Then each piece is glazed or banded (painted) by hand twice. The combination of the different processes ensures that no two pieces are exactly the same.
The Halo pattern was launched in August 2010. While it may take a year or two, or more, for a pattern to sell well (and some never do), Halo was recognized as something special right away. Halo’s appeal is furthered by the contemporary shape, lower price point, and the wide range of items offered. Like all Denby items, this stoneware is suitable for use in the microwave, dishwasher, oven and freezer. The dinner plate measures 11″ in diameter and weighs 2 pounds.
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