Chances are, you’ve been eating at home a lot more than usual lately—and you’ve noticed your dishware desperately needs an upgrade. Created in Colorado, these kiln-fired wares promise to serve a bit more sophistication during family dinners.

Bowl Me Over

Photo courtesy of Ariana Richie

Contemporary form meets a rustic, speckled finish in shallow, perfect-for-pasta bowls fashioned by Ariana Richie of Fort Collins’ Artisan Artifacts. $34 per bowl,

Sipping Pretty

Photo courtesy of Olive and West Photography

Playing off the traditional diamond pattern often found on crystal drinkware, Mod Crmx’s Aspen-
made whiskey cups with glazed interiors deserve a toast of their own. $35,

Blue Plate Special

Photo courtesy of AWK Clayworks

Boulder ceramist Alyssa Westenbroek-Koster sculpts this turquoise porcelain dishware, which is durable enough to withstand the microwave and dishwasher yet refined enough to delight your grandmother. $38 per dinner plate,

Golden Girls

Photo courtesy of Bridget Dorr

This trio of Boulder-crafted, honeycomb-shaped dishes—detailed in 22-karat gold luster—makes even Ritz crackers with cheddar cheese seem like elegant hors d’oeuvre at the Ritz. $70,

Handle It

Photo courtesy of Erin Pattullo

Coffee just tastes better out of this mug, part of one of Aurora-based ceramist Erin Pattullo’s monthly batches. Each one-of-a-kind vessel is glazed in nature-inspired hues. From $40,

Opposites Attract

Photo courtesy of Ken Sanville

Lynda Ladwig, an artist in Lafayette, gives the king and queen of the spice cabinet an artful update with functional porcelain shakers in inverse shapes. $100,