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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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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)

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5.0

Sweet!

By 

from Oxford, Pa

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Display

    Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

    My mother loved this sweet, little dish. It is nicely made.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Mother
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    3.0

    Very cute but very tiny

    By 

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Modern

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Too small

    Best Uses

    • Display

    Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

    Another review said this was smaller than they thought so I knew it would be small just not that small. It's about the size of a half dollar but it is still really cute. The person I bought it for loves birds so this was still a great gift.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    gift for a friend

    By 

    from Houston, Texas

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cute

    Cons

    • Over priced
    • Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Display

    Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

    This is a very cute little item. I must say it looked better in the catalog. I also think it's a little overpriced for what it is. The friend I gave it to did like it though.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Very cute

    By 

    from Starbuck, MN

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Display

      Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

      My wife loves little birds so this was a big hit. It's a very cute little ornament that you can put small things in if you want.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Wife
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Makes a good gift

      By 

      from Portland, ME

      About Me Classic, Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Display
        • Organization

        Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

        This product is very cute. Smaller than I thought it was going to be. Will make a great small gift for my mother who loves blue birds.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Mother
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        4.0

        Adorable item

        By 

        from Denver, Colorado

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Display

          Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

          Very cute gift.....unique item. Glaze varies greatly from one to another. One box arrived crushed and another bowl broken....but company replaced rapidly. Very satisfied now.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

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          4.0

          too cute

          By 

          from Bates City, MO

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

          • Smaller Than It Seemed

          Best Uses

          • Ring Dish

          Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

          I use this to keep paper clips in on my desk. Perks up my work environment.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Would buy it again.

          By 

          from Ashland, KY

          About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Recently retired, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • It's Small But Cute

          Cons

          • Very small

          Best Uses

          • Display
          • Ring holder

          Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

          This dish could hold one or two rings. I actually use it every morning to put my husband's prescription meds in. It looks cute beside his breakfast plate.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Cute

          By 

          from NH

          About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

              This is a very cute dish. It is quite small but perfect for over night storage of rings or keeping rings in one place during dishes, gardening etc. It looks just like the picture. One thing to note is that the bottom is not glazed. I will probably add felt or rubber pads to the bottom to prevent scratches on the night stand.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

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              4.0

              Very cute!

              By 

              from NJ

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Organization

                Comments about BIRDIE MINI DISH:

                Very cute ring holder.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Wife
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Valentine’s Day

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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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