Editor's Note: This feature is part of our July 2013 Artisan Issue.

Artisan-made foods are only the first step to a well-crafted meal. Once food leaves the kitchen, the dining and serving utensils used to enjoy it are every bit as important.

In the above slideshow, the pieces of functional, hand-crafted art from local shops add lovely balance to serving a truly one-of-a-kind meal.