This beautiful ceramic design, inspired by the land and seascape of Cornish coves, was the winning entry in a competition Rick Stein launched to final year design students at Falmouth University, Cornwall to create his new tabletop collection.
Coves from north Cornwall have been hand-painted in watercolour showing the depth and colour variations in the sea. The clean design and form of bone china complements the subtly changing shades of each cove resulting in a unique and highly collectible range of coastal tableware.
This is a set of 4 side plates and comes gift boxed. The 4 side plates included in this set are Harlyn Bay, Hawker's Cove, Porthilly Cove and Treyarnon Bay. Here are Rick's memories of these coves:
Haryln Bay - "A vast flatness of wet sand reflecting the sky. Memories of seine net fishing for bass off the beach with my Dad and the locals."
Hawker's Cove - "Who would have thought this pretty little beach with its row of cottages is so close to the Doom Bar, a place of tragic drownings and wrecks?"
Porthilly Cove -"Mussels and oysters, and a view from Padstow of lush pastures coming down to the bay."
Treyarnon Bay - "I learned to swim in the blue pool here. When I was little we always went there surfing the breakers with plywood boards... happy days."
The side plates have a diameter of 21cm. Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe to 200 degrees.