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berry bowl and tray

by Robert Siegel
Handmade
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  • the story

The Sweetness of Summer

Designer Robert Seigel has special memories of childhood summers spent at Long Beach Island, NJ, with his grandmother, whom all referred to lovingly as "Baba". Baba always kept a special berry bowl on her counter, filled with the sweet harvests of spring and summer.

Now Seigel has crafted his own spin on the berry bowl, for the delight of a newer generation. Each sturdy porcelain bowl and saucer is crafted and glazed by hand, creating unique variations in size and color. The cluster of holes in the bowl's underside enables it to be used for rinsing your berries, while also allowing air to circulate, which helps keep the fruit ripe. Place the included saucer beneath the bowl to catch rinse water or stray juice drippings. Sold separately. Choose from the earthy Apple Green/Winter Gray or the vibrant Sky Blue/Cherry Red color combinations. Handmade in Los Angeles, CA.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
21031
Made from
glaze, porcelain
Measurements
Approx. 4" H x 6" dia.
Notes
Microwave and dishwasher safe but hand washing is always recommended.
Due to the handmade nature, the size of these bowls may vary up to .25".
  • the maker

Robert Siegel

The satisfaction that comes from creating something from start-to-finish and connecting with the process, (an idea that can be lost in this time of mass production) gives Robert Siegel's handcrafted pieces that extra something special. Drawing inspiration from the traditions of the past that encouraged originality, simplicity of form, use of local materials, and the visibility of the handmade elements, he creates functional and decorative porcelain objects that are simple and beautiful.

After graduating from the Miami University of Ohio in 2006 with a BFA concentration in Ceramics, Siegel traveled to Jingdezhen, China, the birthplace of fine porcelain. He completed two artistic residencies at Jackson Li's Sanbao International Ceramic Village and Caroline Cheng's Pottery Workshop prior to opening his current studio in Los Angeles, California.

Through Robert's work he aims to create an aesthetic that is based on utility, harmony and exposed structures to bring about a contemporary take on everyday objects. As a designer-craftsman, the clean lines of his pieces are deliberate and each limited-edition piece is individually hand-thrown and hand-stamped in his downtown Los Angeles, California studio.

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Berry Bowl + Tray
 
3.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (0)

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    (1)

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • High quality (4)
  • Dishwasher safe (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (6)
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    • Stylish (4)

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4.0

Berry Lover's Gift

By 

from Chattanooga, TN

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Colors
  • Takes up little space

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Berry Bowl + Tray:

      My husband likes all berries and was using a small colander and plate in the refrigerator to keep his washed berries. I saw this bowl and knew he needed it. Now the berries are kept in an attractive bowl that can go to the table and it also takes up less space in the refrigerator. A great but unusual gift.

      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Anniversary

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      5.0

      Very cute design

      By 

      from chicago

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Dishwasher Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Berry Bowl + Tray:

        I bought this berry bowl & tray for my mom's birthday. She loved the size and simple design. It's perfect for her summer cabin.

        Service and delivery comments:

        The delivery was great. It came in a box then wrapped in another box and finally wrapped tightly with bubble wrap. The dish also came with a note about the artist, which I really appreciated.

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        4.0

        Adorable

        By 

        from N/A

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Berry Bowl + Tray:

          It was a little pricey for what it is, but it works really well. Since summer berries are in season right now, it's been on the table every day this week filled with fresh cherries or blackberries.

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          5.0

          Puts a Great Snack in front of the kids

          By 

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Berry Bowl + Tray:

              Perfect for keeping the berries fresh without making a mess on the counter. And it looks great too.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Great customer service. The first bowl arrived in about 27 pieces. We called and a new one was shipped right out to us. Couldn't have been easier.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not sure of this

              By 

              from Mn

              About Me Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • High Quality

              Cons

              • Thought I would get 2

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Berry Bowl + Tray:

              My mom does like this bowl, but needs to be careful. She has berries in the fridge at all times, but has mentioned the bowl sliding around on the plate. She leaves the plate in the fridge and carries the bowl.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Baba Berry Bowl

              By 

              from Chicago, Il

              About Me Stylish

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Beautiful
              • Dishwasher Safe
              • High Quality
              • Sentimental

              Cons

              • Shipping cost

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Entertaining
              • Tablescape

              Comments about Berry Bowl + Tray:

              I received a berry bowl for the holidays and have already put it to good use. Eating berries out of it gives a little summer feel to these cold, Chicago winter days! I try to use pieces in my home that have meaning. I love the connection the artist has to his grandmother. I can picture the scene while I use my Baba Berry Bowl! On a less sentimental note, the dishwasher safe aspect is a huge bonus.

              Service and delivery comments:

              My berry bowl arrived on time. I thought the site shipping costs were very high.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              LOVE IT

              By 

              from Park City, UT

              About Me Stylish

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Dishwasher Safe
              • Doesn't Stain
              • Functional elegance
              • High Quality
              • Modern usability

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Formal Occasions

                Comments about Berry Bowl + Tray:

                I had been looking for the perfect berry bowl before I came across this one. This bowl is the perfect size. It is great for both storage and entertaining right from the refrigerator. It is so refreshing and modern for a piece of ceramics. Not to mention that porcelain is less prone to chipping than stoneware. I love it.

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                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Money

                By 

                from New York

                About Me Stylish

                Pros

                • Convient and beautiful

                Cons

                • Price

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Berry Bowl + Tray:

                Even though it is handmade, really? almost 70 for this, it is a joke. I understand peoples time and effort but just not worth it. I got it as a gift and feel really bad for my parents for what they spent.

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