I have been looking at this new line of French stoneware online for a while now, but last night I was in Williams-Sonoma and it really caught my eye. The pieces come off much better in person. They are clearly handmade, with the softness and tiny imperfections that brings. The colors were vibrant - with a subtle crackling that adds sheen. Really beautiful, especially the oval platter (I like the lip that runs around the edge). This stuff is really gorgeous. I would compare it to Heath Ceramics for both price and quality.