Continental Chef Supplies (CCS) has teamed up with North East artisan pottery company 1265 Degrees North to create a dedicated product range for the catering and hospitality market.
The Northumbria-based studio pottery company has designed a collection of contemporary tableware to be distributed exclusively by CCS.
Items on offer include tapas bowls, platters, deep wing bowls, saucing jugs and cups and all come in a selection of four colours inspired by nature, including green, oat white, blue and sand.
Richard Allen, founder and designer of 1265 Degrees North, describes the concept behind the tableware range as “responding to nature, celebrating ingredients on the plate and most importantly, having fun with it”.
He commented: “We think it is hugely worthwhile that CCS has identified the importance of this by supporting makers like ourselves. The wealth of colours, textures and forms that are available to us in Northumberland are excellent, and we want to celebrate that in the same way that a chef celebrates a fantastic ingredient.”
The specific method of creating this earthenware is vital in creating the best finished products, according to the company. Each item is fired manually in the gas kiln to exposes nuanced details through 1265°C as the flames steal oxygen from inside the clay making exceptional glazes (hence the name of the company).
“The immediacy of hand throwing all of our work allows for the maker to leave his identity within each ceramic making the work truly unique. The fact that each piece of tableware is unique and not identical to the next is what I think makes this range so desirable,” said Allen.
1265 Degrees North strips back the complex textures found in the wild by using minimalist Scandinavian design influences to create contemporary tableware designed to showcase fantastic seasonal ingredients.
Individual prices for the 1265 Degrees North 2016 range start from £7.99 ex VAT.