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I don’t remember exactly when I bought my first KERAfour dish. I know it was from TJMaxx. Every KERAfour dish I buy is from TJMaxx. But that first one? I can’t remember it. Maybe because they’re so perfect they feel like they’ve always been a part of my kitchen.
These dishes are my absolute favorite for baking casseroles (spinach dip especially), serving at dinner parties, and taking potluck entrees to other people’s homes. Their simple lines mean they blend on the table, yet there’s enough “just so” about them to come off as quietly elegant should you give them a second glance. They dress up and they dress down. They’re everyday dishes that look at home at a formal place setting. No prints, no paints, no swirls or frills means nothing competes with the food I put in them. Yet they’re worth looking at even when empty. I leave them sitting around, and gladly.
This is the only identifying information you will find on a KERAfour dish. It peels off easily, then the dish is entirely unmarked. I kinda like it that way. If you appreciate MUJI, you’ll know what I mean.
If you Google KERAfour you don’t turn up much. Mostly a lot of German. I don’t speak German, so I don’t have a good back story for you about how this minimalist stoneware came to be. Google Vista Alegre and you get a pretty spiffy website, but no mention of KERAfour.
I could pretty much take pictures of these three dishes all day long. I still obsess over the tiny individual sized KERAfour bowls I saw once that I did not buy because I thought I had enough already. That was three years ago.
While taking these photos I fell in love with my dining room table all over again.
The bottoms are unglazed. It’s like a truth window in a straw bale building. Here’s what I am made of.
Don’t tell anyone, but the large serving bowls usually go for three to four dollars a piece.
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