Ceramic dinnerware is a broad term for crockery that is made using clay as a primary raw material.It can be further classified into the following :
The body of stoneware is thicker than finer materials like porcelain and bone china and can be finished with a variety of glaze textures, such as shiny, satin, or matte.Stoneware is typically used in casual restaurants, and good-quality stoneware is very versatile to use and to maintain. It can go in the microwave, dishwasher, oven and freezer and can make a colorful addition to your restaurant’s table settings.
Since Porcelain is made up of clay particles that is fired at a higher temperature, Porcelain dishes tend to be thinner and more delicately constructed, which gives it a translucent appearance and allows for aesthetic details to be incorporated into the design. Porcelain in particular has a more upscale look, and is generally used more in restaurants with formal settings.
To create bone china, bone ash is combined with porcelain clay and fired at a slightly lower temperature than porcelain to produce a material that is very lightweight, translucent, and delicate in feel. Despite its fragile appearance, Bone china is actually the strongest and most durable ceramic dinnerware.