Hand Painted Plates & Bowls

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

This is just a small selection of our exclusive range. All decorative 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

Hand painting of a decorative plate

How we make our hand painted plates

In addition to being useful dinnerware, hand-painted plates and bowls are also works of art. They may bring personality to any kitchen and spark conversation at dinner parties because to their distinctive designs. Hand-painted plates and bowls with elaborate floral, animal, and geometric patterns have a long tradition in Armenian culture, making them not only aesthetically pleasing but also rich in history and culture.

The elaborate motifs on Armenian hand-painted plates and bowls, which are frequently made of pottery or clay, include floral patterns, animals, and geometric shapes. These designs frequently capture the splendor of nature and the Armenian countryside and are influenced by traditional Armenian motifs. For instance, floral designs frequently draw inspiration from the colorful flowers that grow in the Armenian countryside, and animal designs could depict well-known Armenian animals like storks, lions, and deer. The detailed motifs and shapes found in geometric patterns, on the other hand, are drawn from traditional Armenian textiles and include things like stars, circles, and diamonds.

It takes both art and science to make hand-painted dishes and bowls. Initially made of clay or ceramic, the plates and bowls are subsequently hardened in a kiln. The pieces are smoothed after firing in order to get them ready for painting. The artist then paints the design, either by hand or with the use of a stencil, onto the plate or bowl. The item is then fired once more, although this time at a lower temperature, to set the paint once it has dried. Hand-painted plates and bowls are both aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting thanks to the firing process, which guarantees that the paint will not chip or fade over time.

Hand-painted plates and bowls serve as useful dinnerware in addition to being beautiful. They are dishwasher safe, making them simple to maintain, and they are appropriate for both informal and formal settings. Additionally, you can reheat meals right on the plate or bowl because they are oven-safe. You can offer a range of foods, such as appetizers, entrees, and desserts, on hand-painted plates and bowls. They can also be included in a collection or used as decorative items like serving trays.
Finally, hand-painted plates and bowls are not just attractive; they are also useful and rich in cultural history. Particularly intricate designs influenced by traditional Armenian motifs can be found on Armenian hand-painted plates and bowls, which are constructed of sturdy pottery or clay. Hand-painted plates and bowls are a lovely addition to any kitchen and a terrific investment for anyone looking for one-of-a-kind, high-quality pieces, whether they are used as functional tableware or as decorative items.

Our beautiful hand painted decorative plates can be used for both as functional and decorative purposes. Choose from 22 cm 29 cm and 40 cm diameter plates with more than 30 different designs to enhance your dinner table or Kitchen decor, The new trend in designing kitchens by adding our decorative ceramic plates.