Kate & Plate, selling Torres Ferreras ceramics in Belgium.

One of our customers abroad is Kate, from Kate & Plate, who is selling Torres Ferreras Ceramics in Belgium. Kate & Plate is a real and online shop where, appart from showing our handmade design ceramics from La Rambla, Cordoba, Spain, you can also find table linen and food from Andalusia.

Ceramics from La Rambla thanks to Kate & Plate and Torres Ferreras

Kate has always had passion for cooking, and in her opinion, the good cuisine has to go together with a nice, beautiful and well-decorated table. Some years ago, when she moved from Belgium to Andalusia with her family, this passion only increased. She says that people in Andalusia make such beautiful crafts that she felt she had to share them with the rest of the world.

Every plate, cup or bowl we make for  Kate & Plate is craftihanded by Miguel Ángel Torres Ferreras, our master artisan in pottery. That is why every piece is so unique, and that is what Kate was looking for when she visited our pottery studio in La Rambla.

Pastel color ceramics handmade by Torres Ferreras La Rambla for Kate and Plate Belgium

The decorative line that we make for Kate & Plate has got a noticeable nordic style, in pastel colors which make these pieces perfect for a cozy environment, or a hygge place, this Danish concept which is used to describe coziness and the fact of enjoying simple things at the very moment. You can mix the different colours in order to create your own flatware. Kate & Plate offers you the possibility of customise your ceramics as well. A logo, a name, a text, everything is possible as we work 100% by hand.

Bowls plates and egg cups by Torres Ferreras Ceramics La Rambla for Kate and Plate Belgium

Ceramics Bowls pastel colours by Torres Ferreras La Rambla for Kate & Plate Belgium

The variety of pieces of tableware and flatware you can buy on Kate & Plate is quite wide: plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, egg cups, bottle holders, cups can be found in different colours and shapes. This is a collection we do not usually have in our general catalogue, we only make it for Kate, as you know we work custom-made flatware and ceramics in case you need anything special or specific.

Salad pot plate by Torres Ferreras ceramics from La Rambla for Kate & Plate Belgium

Soup bowl design by Torres Ferreras Ceramics La Rambla for Kate & Plate Belgium

You can use all these pots in several ways, as you can check on Kate & Plate’s social networks profiles: hot and cold soups, salads, sauces, snacks, tapas, plates for sushi, etc.

Design Ceramics soup bowl by master artisan Torres Ferreras La Rambla Spain for Kate & Plate Belgium
Sushi plates design in ceramics by Torres Ferreras La Rambla made in Spain for Kate and Plate Belgium

Then, if you are living in Belgium or you know anyone from there who wants to feel a part of Spain and Andalusia on their table, do not hesitate on visiting Kate & Plate shop and enjoy their Made in Spain and Torres Ferreras products.

Ceramics flatware nordic design made in Spain by Torres Ferreras La Rambla for Kate & Plate Belgium

 

My Spanish grandma’s tableware

Our “new” collection is in fact the oldest one. The revival of the most nostalgic ceramics with the latest “in” design; that is what our new collection of tableware “Grandma’s” consists of. Do you want to know it? Keep reading 😉

Traditional Spanish grandmother's tableware with modern design by master artisan Torres Ferreras Ceramics from La Rambla Cordoba Spain

Several of our pieces, designs and glazes are found out by chance, ceramists will know what we are talking about. And this is how we came up with recovering our grandma’s traditional Spanish mortars’ decoration for our new pieces in 2017/18.  Many of the people who visited our studio used to ask us about “those yellow pieces with a green spot that our grandmothers used to have“. But we did not use to have that type of decoration, and the truth is that it was becoming more and more difficult to find in most of pottery studios of La Rambla and Spain in general.

Vintage made in Spain design tableware by Torres Ferreras Ceramics La Rambla

Eventually, not much time ago, one of our customers ordered us a fully yellow line of pieces, and we got to work on making a bright and fair yellow glaze for our high temperature stoneware. Then, once we got it, we realized we only had to paint a copper green spot on it and our grandma’s pots decoration would be ready! Furthermore, in these pieces, the customer would get, besides the vintage deco and the modern designs, the quality improvement that our stoneware tableware can provide, avoiding cracks and tears that traditional ceramics suffer in usual blows while using pots in the kitchen.

Typical Spanish ceramics Oil drizzler by potter Torres Ferreras La Rambla Cordoba
Aceitera o vinagrera “De la abuela” de Cerámica Torres Ferreras

We quickly tried this new glaze on flatware and tableware pieces we had already made but not glazed (that is called bisque cercamics) in our studio, for example oil drizzlers, jugs, plates, bowls, etc. People who saw them in our ceramics shop in La Rambla loved them, they told us that many lovely memories came to their minds after seeing and touching them, so we decided we had to have this collection in our catalogue and maintain this type of pots decoration which is a symbol of a generation or a part of the childhood of many Spanish people.

In Torres Ferreras Ceramics, we believe in the mix of traditional pottery with contemporary ceramics. The fusion of the lifelong techniques with the most current designs. That is why this is already one of our fetish collections among all those ones we hace in our catalogue or we customize for our customers (as shown in our entry Design Ceramics Flatware). We go crazy about retro and vintage decoration, and would not be this type of pots one of the most typical Spanish retro flatware?

Traditional design handmade ceramics mortar by Torres Ferreras La Rambla Cordoba Spain
Torres Ferreras’ revival of the typical mortar of our grandma.

We hope you like it as much as we do! And in case you do, you just have to ask us for any of our pieces in this collection or shop them online (only for Spain territory).

Design ceramics flatware made in Spain

One of our specialties is designing and making custom-made flatware. We usualy customize them by hand, according to the taste and request of our customer but following our own designs and decorative lines, or similar. We are usually open to any suggestion or idea, and listening to what our customers want is what we like the most.

Exclusive design ceramics flatware handmade by Spanish master artisan potter Torres Ferreras from La Rambla Cordoba Spain
Pasta bowl and meat plate in Cielo and Menta collection.

The newest trend among our customers is to mix the different collections and colors we have in our catalogue, but even in this way we always bet on smart and minimalist lines that combine the traditional and handcrafted ceramics with the latest trends in interior and tableware design.

Handmade flatware and tableware in oven and dishwasher safe stoneware by ceramist Torres Ferreras from La Rambla Cordoba Spain
Flatware with combined colors in Vulcano and Cielo collections
Sushi ceramics plates handmade with design of Spanish potter Torres Ferreras from La Rambla Cordoba Spain for restaurant and chefs
Flatware for Sushi in White and Grey Collection. Picture: Kate&Plate, Belgium.

The main advantage of our pieces of flatware is their resistence to oven, microwave and dishwasher, which makes them perfect for a daily use at home. Their design and personality give them a real character of luxury, artistic and even decorative crafts on your table.

Putting all these facts together has brought us contact with many well-known and prestigious chefs and restaurants all over Spain who are looking for exclusive plates for their main dishes and have special needs that we can meet with no problem, as we always work by hand.

If you like our design plates, you can easily buy them on our online shop, but only for Spain territory.

Soup bowl handmade in ceramics stoneware by ceramist and potter Miguel Angel Torres Ferreras from La Rambla Cordoba Spain traditional and modern interior design
Torres Ferreras Soup bowl. Photo: Kate&Plate, Belgium.

It is not only flatware that we design and produce on orders, but we can also make custom-made projects and works in other fields of creative ceramics as trophies, sculptures, tableware, etc. as you can see in our recent project for a trophy in the Andalusian Trade Awards.