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birdie mini dish

by Tasha McKelvey $22.00
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A Tweet Treat

Inspired by the birds, gardens and woodland creatures that filled her childhood, Tasha McKelvey created these adorable stoneware dishes that stole the show at UncommonGoods' Ceramics Challenge. Each palm-sized dish is hand-pressed with a weathered, century-old barn door to give it a faux bois texture, imitating the distinct grain of aged wood. Bisque fired pieces are then glazed and high-fired in an electric kiln. Although these petite dishes are prefect for holding rings and other small jewelry, they also provide a sweet spot to rest your spoon after stirring your morning coffee. Made in the USA.

Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Handmade
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Community Voted
Item ID
21159
Made from
stoneware clay, glaze
Measurements
2" dia. x 1" H
Notes
Care: Hand wash.
  • the maker
Tasha McKelvey

Tasha McKelvey

Tasha McKelvey's clay work is intended to be useful?this is art that is meant to be touched. In the past everything we used in the home was made by hand. Today our homes are filled with mass-produced stuff. When we seek out handmade art we make our surroundings a little more human.

Studying art and ceramics at university, Tasha also gained practical experience from working alongside professional potters and now has 20 years of experience working with clay.

Tasha throws on the potter's wheel or uses slabs of clay to hand-build her clay forms. Each piece is glazed by hand and fired in an electric kiln. Over the past few years Tasha's been making pottery and ceramic jewelry inspired by the gardens, forests and the wooden toys of her childhood. She's incorporated lots of birds, plants and woodland creatures into her designs. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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BIRDIE MINI DISH
 
4.6

(based on 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (82)
  • Well built / quality (60)
  • Good value (33)
  • Cute (8)
  • Ample storage (5)

Cons

  • Not enough space (5)
  • Poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Display (63)
  • Organization (29)
  • Ring holder (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (43), Comfort-oriented (35), Stylish (33), Classic style (23), Modern (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (61), No (38)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (18), Self (10), Mother (7), Child (4), Wife (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (29), Other (10), Birthday (7)

Reviewed by 97 customers

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5.0

Love It!

By 

from Westlake, OH

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

      I gave this to my sister-in-law for a Mother's Day Gift and she absolutely loved it! It will be a wonderful ring catcher for her when she works in the kitchen.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great gift

      By 

      from Seattle

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

            Bought as a Mother's Day present. Very clever design and great workmanship. The dish was put on display in the house the same day I presented it - always the sign of a successful gift!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Good Things come in Small Packages

            By 

            from Arlington, Texas

            About Me Artsy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Really cute

            Cons

            • REALLY tiny

            Best Uses

            • Display

            Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

            This was a lot smaller than expected. But I couldn't stop holding it and looking at it. I love this little thing! Very small to put anything in it but you might put your earrings in it at night?? I really love just looking at mine on my bedside table - It makes me smile!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            It's very nice

            By 

            from Scottsdale,AZ

            About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Display

              Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

              Very nice and looks good where it was meant to go.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              cute, cute, cute

              By 

              from savannah, georgia

              About Me Classic, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Good Value
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

              • A bit small

              Best Uses

              • Display
              • Organization

              Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

              I like the simple design of this bird and nest holder. So pretty and it really will fit anywhere in your house. I use it to hold jewlery in my bathroom. I think that it would look pretty in the kitchen to hold your rings while you do dishes. It is small, but I knew that when I ordered it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Adorable!

              By 

              from Wilmington, DE

              About Me Classic, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Display

                Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

                This little dish is so cute. I immediately put it in my kitchen window above the sink. It cheers me up so much whenever I am washing dishes or preparing meals. Love it so much I bought a second one for my dresser!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Super Cute for gift or self

                By 

                from Cedar Rapids, IA

                About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Display
                  • Organization

                  Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

                  Gave this to my mom as part of her b-day/Mother's day gift. Works perfect to sit on the window sill above her kitchen sink to put rings or jewelry on while she is working in the kitchen. Super cute and original. Especially great for people who like birds already but so cute that anybody would love.

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By 

                  from Norwell, MA

                  About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Good Value
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Display

                    Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

                    Its on my dresser and makes me smile everytime i look at it!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Adorable!

                    By 

                    from Glen Arm, MD

                    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Temp storage of rings

                      Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

                      Bought this to hold my rings while either washing up my hands or the dishes. Being a birder, it was a given to have such a cutie that also has function.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      So sweet!

                      By 

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Stylish

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • ADORABLE treasure
                      • Attractive Design
                      • Good Value
                      • Just darling
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Also for decoration
                        • Ring holder

                        Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

                        I bought one of these for a gift and when I got it and saw how precious it was, I had to order one for myself! I now will be ordering more for gifts. Such a great price for such a treasure!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        Q and A

                        When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                        186votes, 35 comments

                        Abby
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        This is beautiful! My mother would love to get this as a gift!

                        Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                        A little birdie told us Tasha McKelvy's Mini-Dish was perfect for the Uncommon Ceramics Design Challenge Semi-Finals. We couldn't disagree! Would you let this little bird watch over your favorite ring?

                        Katie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I great little gift for someone who just got engaged!

                        Denise
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        price is a tad too high

                        Jessica
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Very cute :)

                        Erica
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I think this should be a bit larger!

                        CMT
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I'm not a fan of open jewelry storage - something else to dust or else the jewelry gets crudy feeling, but the spoon rest idea appeals to me and the dishes are just too cute.

                        Emily
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Very cute, would love to have one of these!

                        Sara
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        As a ring wearer, I love ring dishes. I wear more than one ring, so slightly larger at the same price would be my ideal ring dish.

                        Tracy
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Adorable and great price point.

                        T
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Great price and really cute.

                        Kathy
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        sweet...but a bit pricy

                        danielle
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        ADORABLE RING HOLDER!

                        Seneca
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        This is sooooo cuuuute!

                        Haven
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Love it! So tiny, yet full of detail. I'd love to recieve this as a gift!

                        Tina
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Guess I'm just done with birds.

                        Laurali
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        much better! Whimsical, practical, and afordable!

                        Christine
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Cute and reasonably priced.

                        Lisa
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        It's cute, but a little small.

                        Debbie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Would make a thoughtful gift and the price is right.


                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I love this...although $15 for this size or $20 for slightly bigger would be awesome!

                        Karyn
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Great price for such an original hand made item and so dang cute!

                        Annie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I've seen a few of Tasha McKelvey's pieces and they've always been adorable, but this darling little dish just takes the cake! WANT.

                        Mary Lou
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Too cute!

                        Mary
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Love it! Perfect size and I'm thinking stocking stuffer. I hope I get one in my stocking!

                        Monica
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Cute but not deep enough to hold the ring or rings from sliding out (CAT) or knocking it while on bedside table

                        Tiffany
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        so cute!

                        Stephanie
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        it's cute but iv'e seen plenty of things like this before.

                        Christina
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        cute but i wouldn't buy one, dont like trinky stuff.

                        Liane
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Oh how sweet!!! My teen daughter would love this.

                        suzanne
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        love these!

                        Moddy

                        This is really cute and I want one. Good price point - I can justify blowing $20 on a cutesy thing to have around

                        Michelle

                        Adorable and not too pricey

                        Meghan

                        this is adorable!!

                        Hanna

                        Absolutely adorable! Yes, a little larger would be more practical, but would purchase just the same. And yes, please carry the mushroom dish as well. They all remind me of my childhood, walking in the woods with my family, picking mushrooms and bird-watching. Can't wait to get a set for my sister as well.

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