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Spool 16-Piece Dinnerware Set

Spool 16-Piece Dinnerware Set
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SKU: 552252

$154.95 open stock $171.20

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The Story

This exclusive collaboration is our first with Brooklyn-based industrial designer Olivia Barry who attributes her inspiration as an artist to two influential women in her life. Mentored in the love of clay and glazes as a young girl by her grandmother, Barry has also had the rare opportunity since 1998 to work side by side as assistant to the legendary mid-century ceramist Eva Zeisel (Classic Century Dinnerware) of whom she says, "Eva's sense of joy and humor is visible in her work, and I have been fortunate to be a part of that process." The Spool design's creamy English earthenware shapes feature distinctive carved rims inspired by the natural lyrical patterns drawn in sand dunes by the shifting desert winds. The play of light and shadow on the surface frames the culinary center of attention with a festive energy.

Part of the Spool Dinnerware Collection

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Return/Exchange Policy

 

Spool 16-Piece Dinnerware Set is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful dishes - a couple issues My husband and I received these dishes through our wedding registry. After spotting them in the store, I knew these dishes were perfect for us. Unfortunately, we discovered after using them that they crack very easily. Apparently they cannot be exposed to high heat. We found the bowls to be the most susceptible to cracking. Living in an older apartment, we don't have control over the dishwasher temperature, so we are now forced to hand-wash our bowls. We had about 6 bowls that had cracked so badly we brought them back to the store to exchange them for new ones, which Crate & Barrel was really great about. After reading more recent reviews posted here, it looks like they may also be cracking due to the microwave heat. While we receive many compliments on our dishes, they are much more delicate than I anticipated. Also, the size of the dishes are larger than most, so make sure you check out the dimensions before purchasing. All in all, I would purchase these dishes again because of the beautiful color and spiral design, but I do wish Crate & Barrel would do a better job of specifying how you have to care for these dishes.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Beautiful plates. Not for everyday use but for a nice night or company they do the job well.
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Spool - not impressed I was given these dishes as a housewarming gift a year ago and feel they do not live up to everyday living needs. They chip very easily, are not suitable for a microwave unless you set the power level to low and I have noticed cracks and discolouring in the glaze.
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy and versatile We got this set for our wedding in November and love it! We were very pleased with how sturdy they are, the size of them is perfect and the color is very versatile! They do not scratch.
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegant Dishes! These dishes are perfect. They go well in formal and casual settings! I absolutely love the elegance they bring to the table!
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from formal but not too formal I picked this out as my wedding dinnerware. I noticed that while it is dishwasher safe, it says that they cannot be subjected to high heat. Because of other's reviews that the finish has cracked, I do not microwave these nor do I let them get dried in the dishwasher. Instead I put it on the china setting and then hand dry them. I have not dared use them for everyday, which makes me a little sad, but I can use my clunk around dishes for that and save these for nice dinners on Sunday. I didn't have a problem with them fitting in my cupboard, although the dinner plates are cutting it close.I would recommend those to anyone that doesn't mind having slightly high maintenance dishes for occasional use.I do wish they came with extra pieces like gravy boat, pitcher, salt and pepper shakers etc...
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great design, odd dimensions Received this as a wedding gift. Love the design and flexibility. Can be used for formal or casual dinners. My only complaint is that the plates are a bit oddly sized. The salad and dinner plates are both bigger than normal, which makes it a bit difficult sometimes to use them in the correct situation. For example, most of the time we just use the salad plate as our main dinner plate, but it's a bit small for that purpose. On the other hand, the dinner plates are a bit too large. Ideally, both plate sizes would've been a bit smaller!
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the biggest fan :( We registered at Crate & Barrel for our wedding chose the spool dinnerware for our everyday dishes. I absolutely LOVE the look of the set. They are interesting enough on their own but also neutral enough to be able to be mixed with other designs. The color allows for us to swap out chargers, placemates, table runners, etc and still have a nice match.What I don't love is how they hold up! Within the first year, you could already see significant crazing in the finish resluting in tiny looking cracks. For the most part it's okay on the plates. It's not visually appealing, but is doesn't hinder their fuction. Also, within a year, I had to replace a few of the bowls and a mug or two. The bowls chipped rather easily around the edges at the point of crazing and two of the mugs split right down the side! We do use the dishes daily and wash in the dishwasher, but they are supposed to be "dishwasher safe". Neither my husband or I use the mugs for daily coffee or tea (in fact they have probably only been used a dozen times) and we still saw significant damage to the mugs!Sadly, after a year and a half of marriage, I'm already looking at replacing our dishes that I was so excited to get in the first place.If these are going to be your dishes for certain special occasions, I say go ahead and get them. If you're thinking of using them daily, I would recommend choosing another option :(
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy very bad quality, cracks all over even when you hand washing didn't return them yet, so sad
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from All cracked up My wife and I registered for this line of dinnerware because we loved the look and feel. Being young and in love, we didn't really consider the size. The dinner plate did end up being a little larger than normal, but we have managed to fit them into the cabinets without hassle.The crackling issue is the big negative. I guess I need a fancier dishwasher that has a "low temperature" setting or to hand wash (?!?!) each individually. And what about hot coffee/tea for the mugs? How do you avoid that? IMHO, and I'm no pottery expert, but I think they just need more glaze or something.We also found that they break quite easily...when a stack of these plates fall off the table onto the floor. OK, that was our fault, I guess. ;)We are torn. We love the style/color/shape. Don't love the crack-ability of the finish. Not sure yet if we are going to keep replacing or move on to another brand.
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Beautiful, but too fragile My husband and I registered for these dishes and I think they are beautiful. But... they didn't fit in our cabinets and started to get hairline cracks after just a couple uses. I thought the cracks were part of the "look" until they started absorbing the color of the food they came in contact with. After I got a big red line down the middle of my serving bowl from a beet/arugula salad, I knew I had to return them. C&B was amazing with the return, as always. I'm still sad I couldn't keep them,, but I knew they wouldn't last very long.
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my new dinnerware! I loved this set online, so I went to the store to see & touch it. The color is not as white as shown in the photos on the site. It's more of a vanilla/cream color. I read the reviews here, so I was hesitant to purchase the set, because of the instructions of low heat settings required for the dishwasher and microwave. I decided to purchase the set anyway, knowing I'd probably handwash them and would not put them in the mocrowave at all.I LOVE THIS SET! It is very elegant, but practical. The dinner plates are very large, but they look beautiful when the table is set. The placesettings look like art pieces. They can be dressed up for a more formal table or dressed down for a casual meal.I went back and bought the serving bowl.
Date published: 2013-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goes with everything. I bought a couple of pieces first and after using them I decided I wanted the full set. I am very pleased with them.
Date published: 2013-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spool Dinnerware Absolutely love my new dishes! They are beautiful and can be used as casual or formal....because it is a beige/neutral color...you can put any color theme with it. I was a little disappointed in the cup as the hole for your fingers are a little smaller than my other cups, but just takes getting use to! All in all, beautiful set of dishes....I ordered 8 place settings and getting ready to order another 4 place settings to give me 12! I also ordered the side pieces and LOVE the FRUIT BOWL!!!!!
Date published: 2013-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Classy Dinnerware This set has a very expensive look for a very good price. Just be aware that the dinner plates are a bit larger than normal and just barely fit in our cabinets. They are sturdy but elegant.
Date published: 2013-03-05
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