Summery Settings

Oyster-inspired dinnerware sets the tone for a sophisticated feast.

New England ceramist Alison Evans is so obsessed with the ocean that she started crafting plates, platters, and nesting bowls mimicking the shape of an oyster shell. Some are finished with iridescent glazes that look like mother-of-pearl, but the simplicity of her white porcelain collection is our favorite: It’s perfect for warm-weather dinner parties.

Oyster plates and platters, $40–$166; aeceramics.com.