John Lewis & Partners + Denby is a collaboration of colour, texture and passion, created together with skill and care in Derbyshire, England. Our unique Quartz Jade pottery range of contemporary stoneware is handcrafted with a rich, textural glaze in subtle shades of green and soft blues.
These two Quartz Jade mugs are dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe. The glazed sides create an ombre pattern, making them an attractive pair for coffee and tea breaks, lunchtime soups as well as on display in the kitchen.
Made at the Denby Pottery in Derbyshire, England, using locally sourced clay, each piece of Denby stoneware is handcrafted using pottery skills passed down through generations and can pass through as many as 20 pairs of hands. Every item of pottery is still expertly glazed by craftsmen and women and the distinctive glazes are renowned for their practicality, durability and chip resistance.
Choose the perfect china
All our china is made from clay and kiln-fired for durability. Except for pieces with special trims, everything is dishwasher-safe. Below are a few options to consider when choosing your perfect china.
Strong and practical, earthenware is often a little thicker than other ceramics, making it ideal for everyday use.
Fired at high temperatures, stoneware is very tough and heat-resistant. It comes in a number of different glaze finishes.
Affordable yet luxurious, porcelain is renowned for its translucency. Fired at high temperatures, porcelain has an extremely tough glazed surface, making it durable.
The synthetic bone ash used in fine china makes it a more affordable alternative to bone china. Like bone china, it's strong, translucent and delicate, and creamier in colour.
New bone china
A type of porcelain with added calcium oxide to achieve a similar aesthetic as bone china, but without animal bone ash.
White bone china is the strongest and most translucent ceramic. Though it looks delicate, it's tough enough for daily use and is usually dishwasher-safe. It contains at least 35% bone ash.