A proper summer kitchen should never be without a good set of nesting bowls. The smallest size can be used for dips and spreads; the medium sizes are perfect for holding berries and cut fruits; and the larger ones are indispensable for salads of every variety. Here, 8 favorites.
Above: We like the unusual way Hasami Porcelain’s Gloss Grey Rounded Bowls nest—with the tallest bowl on the inside; $26 to $50 each at the Primary Essentials. Above: The Kam Stacking Mixing Bowls by Brooklyn-based ceramicist Eric Bonnin are made from glazed stoneware and come in four sizes and two colors (shown in Bronze, also available in Oatmeal). The bowls range in price from $65 to $200 and can be bought individually from March in San Francisco. For more about Bonnin, see our post A French Potter at the Wheel in New York. Above: Handmade in Italy, the Christiane Perrochon White Beige Stoneware Bowls are currently available in three sizes (medium, large, and extra-large, which measures 20 inches across) from March in San Francisco; from $220.
Above: The hand-thrown Silverlake Nesting Bowl Set comes in four colors: serenity blue, classic white, satin black, and charcoal (pictured); $293 for a set of three bowls from Sheldon Ceramics. (Featured image shows the other colors available.) Above: Oven-to-table French Nesting Bowls by Poterie Digoin; $150 at Shed. Above: Julie Cloutier’s hand-thrown Nest of Four is all about texture. The inside is glazed in a speckled gloss white while the outside is unglazed and natural; $170 for a set.
Above: Ceramicist Julie Hadley hand-makes and glazes each bowl herself. Her Wabi Sabi Nesting Bowls come in black and cream; $275 at Food52. Above: The handy spout makes Farmhouse Pottery’s Pantry Bowl exceedingly practical for baking and food prep. Wheel-thrown in Vermont, the set is $618; you can also buy each bowl separately, starting at $32. Above: East Fork’s Garden & Gun Nesting Set is microwave- and dishwasher-safe; $150.
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