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What Is the Difference Between Earthenware, Stoneware And Porcelain?


Tableware also known as dinnerware or crockery are the dishes or dishware used to set a table, serve and display food. It includes cutlery, glassware, serving dishes and other useful items for practical as well as decorative purposes.


All tableware, and especially plates, may look the same. But did you know that despite their visual similarity, they are all different from one another? Everyday tableware is available in several different materials, including earthenware, stoneware and porcelain.


Tableware such as stoneware and earthenware are decorative and practical options for everyday use. Tableware made from porcelain, on the other hand, offers a more refined look and greater durability. Read on to find out what your favourite porcelain company, Huiyu Tableware, has to say about the differences between earthenware, stoneware and porcelain.

Porcelain Serveware

 Porcelain Serveware


Porcelain is a type of dinnerware made from fine-particle clay - usually consisting of feldspar, kaolin and quartz - which is fired at a higher temperature. This makes the final dinnerware very durable and non-porous. The process also makes the body thinner and more delicate, giving it a translucent appearance and allowing shape details to be incorporated into the body design.


Today, porcelain is not only white. Just like stonewares with the durability of porcelain, reactive glazes can also be applied to porcelain. Colourful glazed porcelain can add interest to your dining experience and is a great addition to your tableware collection.


It is important to ensure that the material of your everyday dinnerware set is microwave and dishwasher safe. If you are concerned about chipping, you should check out white porcelain or stoneware. Choose the material for your cutlery according to your everyday needs. If you want to get more information about the best porcelain serveware, welcome to contact us today or request a quote.  

Stoneware Solid Color 16pcs Dinner Set

 Stoneware Solid Color 16pcs Dinner Set


Stoneware is a non-porous ceramic tableware made from stoneware clay and fired at a temperature of 2150 to 2330 degrees Fahrenheit. Its structure is thicker than that of porcelain and china. The relatively high firing temperature, the thick construction and the mixture of clay and vitreous ceramic materials all contribute to the durability of this dinnerware. Prior to glazing, this dinnerware usually has a colour pattern and variation similar to that of natural stone.


Much like other dinnerware, stonewares can be glazed to give a colourful matt or glossy finish. Generally speaking,  stoneware dinnerware has a rustic, unpretentious look that is perfect for casual dining or those seeking a farm-to-table feel. If you want to get more information about the best stoneware dinnerware, welcome to contact us today or request a quote.  



In comparison to stonewares, earthenware is fired at a lower temperature to make it hard and must be glazed or painted before use. For a more economical choice of dinnerware, earthenware is the right choice, given the relatively cheaper cost.

Porcelain Rader Designed Pad Print Tableware

 Porcelain Rader Designed Pad Print Tableware

In contrast to stonewares, earthenware is fired at a lower temperature to harden it and must be glazed or lacquered before use. For more economical tableware options, earthenware is the right choice given the relatively cheap cost.


But it tends to chip and break much easier than stoneware. Similar to stoneware, earthenware has a rustic look to it. Even so, artists like to make earthenware because it is easy to work with and less expensive.


As a dinnerware supplier, Huiyu tableware is one of the best places to find the perfect tableware, as we offer the best quality at affordable prices. Our main products are Fine bone china, porcelain products, Stoneware, New bone china and thermal glass items. For more information on the tableware company Huiyu products, welcome to contact us today or request a quote. 


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