Hand Painted Plates & Bowls

A collection of beautiful hand painted plates & decorative bowls by The Balian Studio.

This is just a small selection of our exclusive range. All decorative painted plates and bowls are fired to more than 1000 Centigrade for maximum durability. We also use lead free glazes for food safety.

These hand painted plates can be used both as decorative or functional items. They can be used in a dishwasher but do not recommend microwave heating. Custom patterns and colors can be ordered within the range of our patterns. One of the oldest pottery and tile studio in Jerusalem.

You can see a range of our painted plate products below and then more designs with specific sizes which you can click on any plate image 

Hand painting of a decorative plate

How we make our hand painted plates

Welcome to our collection of exquisite hand-painted plates and bowls – not just practical dinnerware, but true works of art. Elevate your dining experience with our unique hand-painted pieces that not only add charm to your kitchen but also become conversation starters at gatherings, thanks to their distinctive designs.

Our hand-painted plates and bowls, crafted from durable pottery or clay, boast elaborate floral, animal, and geometric patterns deeply rooted in Armenian culture. These intricate designs, inspired by the vibrant Armenian countryside, showcase nature’s splendor and draw from traditional Armenian motifs. From colorful flowers to iconic Armenian animals like storks, lions, and deer, our pieces tell a story of tradition and heritage.

Creating these masterpieces requires a blend of art and science. Initially molded from clay or ceramic, our plates and bowls are carefully fired in a kiln, then meticulously smoothed for the painting process. Artists, with skillful hands, hand-paint the designs or use stencils to create stunning visuals. Another round of firing at a lower temperature ensures the longevity of the paint, preventing chipping or fading over time.

Aside from their aesthetic appeal, our hand-painted plates and bowls are functional and durable. Dishwasher safe for easy maintenance, these pieces seamlessly transition from casual to formal settings. Oven-safe, they allow you to serve and reheat various dishes, from appetizers to desserts. Explore the versatility of our collection, suitable for everyday use or as decorative items, such as serving trays.

Discover the beauty of our hand-painted decorative plates, available in diameters of 22 cm, 29 cm, and 40 cm, featuring over 30 unique designs. Whether you seek functional elegance for your dinner table or a decorative touch for your kitchen, our collection offers one-of-a-kind, high-quality pieces.

Choose from our curated selection and bring home not just attractive but also culturally rich hand-painted plates and bowls. Immerse yourself in the intricate designs influenced by traditional Armenian motifs, adding a touch of history to your home. Explore our range today and make a unique investment in exceptional, high-quality pieces that seamlessly blend beauty and utility.