Buddha Bowl

Nestled naturally in your palm, this bowl allows you to enjoy rice, soup, cereal and hot cocoa with ease.
created by

Elan McPherson

$30.00

created by

Elan McPherson

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Become One with Your Bowl

Enjoy a moment of Zen with the handmade Buddha Bowl. Nestled naturally in your palm, this bowl allows you to enjoy rice, soup, cereal and hot cocoa with ease. Its comforting shape washed in soothing color, this dish brings a touch of tranquility to your daily routine. Who knows-maybe you'll find enlightenment in your morning latte. Created by Elan McPherson. Handmade in southern California.

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Made in California

Some passions manifest themselves early on. Such was the case for Elan McPherson, who from childhood could be found experimenting with both pottery and entrepreneurship. “I painted rocks and made rock men and would then sell them on the most rural road you can imagine,” she recalls.

Though her career initially led her to work on restaurant interiors and then a line of furniture, it wasn’t long before Elan veered back into ceramics, hand-glazing and embellishing a line of North American-made kitchen accessories. As colorful as they are clever, her designs (noodle bowls with built-in chopstick pockets, plates equipped with handy thumb handles) frequently prompt the reaction she most likes to hear: “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
ceramic
Measurements
3.25" H x 6.25" diameter; 18 fl. oz. capacity
Care
Microwave and dishwasher safe.
Item ID
14212

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.


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UncommonGoodsBuddha Bowl
 
4.6

(based on 497 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (339)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (137)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (465)
  • High quality (359)
  • Dishwasher safe (272)
  • Doesn't stain (205)
  • Easy to clean (44)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (12)
  • Hard to clean (9)
  • Breaks/chips easily (6)
  • Heavy (3)
  • Small (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (431)
  • Formal occasions (18)
  • Soup (10)
  • Cereal (8)
  • Formal events (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (354), Stylish (227), Budget shopper (136), Frequent entertainer (47), Midrange shopper (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (140), No (109)
    • I Am A:
    • Single female (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (29), Self (23), Child (11), Husband (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (30), Other (19), Birthday (13)

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5.0

Great Size

By 

from Fresno

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Easy To Hold
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dinner Parties
    • Everyday

    Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

    So easy to hold. One giving as gift to cousin with very bad arthritis in both hands. Good size for soup and snacks. Nice to have a handle.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    the perfect bowl

    By 

    from billings, mt

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

    This was a gift for my son. He loves it. He especially loves the color. And, it is made in the USA. Thank you.

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

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    5.0

    Great bowls

    By 

    from Brentwood Ca

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

    Love these bowls. Use all the time. Even ordered another 4

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • I Am A:
    • Single Female
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self

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    5.0

    Best Buddha Bowls

    By 

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable
    • Ergonomic

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

        Finally, a bowl that's practical and useful without actually sitting down at the dinner table. Great for cereal, soups, stews, etc. Safe and secure when held in your hand. I'm very pleased with this product and the colors are great. Highly recommend. Will be buying more as gifts.

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

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        5.0

        Good Bowl

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        By 

        from Corona, CA

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Ergonomic

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

          I bought this bowl for a son who has arthritis in his hands. He was excited with the design because it mostly spreads the weight out in his whole hand, but when the bowl is full, it stresses the first joint where it joins his hand. Nothing will ever be perfect for him, but it helps. I liked it well enough that I bought a second bowl and will add bowls to a set. They are expensive to invest so much into at once. Everyone who looks at it notices the design inside. They all say "it looks like a butt." Just thought you should know.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • I Am A:
          • Single Female
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self

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          5.0

          Wonderful!

          By 

          from Parkton, Maryland

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable
          • Ergonomic

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

              We usually take breakfast outside year-round with our dogs, walking around the yard and throwing the Flippy Flopper. We used to use large coffee cups for our eggs or gruel, which was difficult with gloves or mittens on. The Buddha Bowl looked to be a perfect next step in breakfast evolution. So far they have been perfect. Maybe we'll use them for soup also, or anything else we want carry around with us. They fit well in our hands.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • I Am A:
              • Family Older Kids
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              5.0

              Just what I was looking for

              By 

              from California

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Comfortable
              • Ergonomic

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Food

                Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

                I bought this to eat oatmeal in. I keep it at work to eat oatmeal that I bring in from home.

                It feels very nice in the hand, and looks very attractive. I have medium sized hands and feel as if the bowl and thumb hole would accommodate most hands.

                It has held up well with no signs of wear. I hand wash it only. For the first couple uses, I used a metal spoon but was careful not to bang it against the bowl since I read other reviews about durability issues with the paint. I had no such issues. I recommend only using soft utensils as a precaution. I got a silicone spoon that I now use with it.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Actually arrived much quicker than I expected. From NY to CA in a few days.

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

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                1.0

                No lasting performance and poor quality

                By 

                from Wilmington, NC

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Loved The Colors

                Cons

                • Cracks And Chips Easily
                • Delicate

                Best Uses

                • Every Day
                • Gifts
                • Large Rooms
                • Medium Rooms
                • Small Rooms

                Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

                I bought 2 Buddha bowls this Christmas. I loved them but just 2 months later, both bowls are unusable. One has a large crack in the inside and the other bowl has a chip on the rim. I treated them with great care and did not even put in dishwasher. I am very disappointed in this product. Buyers beware!!!! This product has inferior quality and little in the way of service.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • I Am A:
                • Couple No Kids
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                5.0

                It's a favorite!

                By 

                from Orange Park, FL

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

                    I have loved this bowl for many years. It is very practical and easy to hold. When our grandsons visit, they love it, too. Years ago, our youngest grandson named it the "Butt Bowl" because when he looked at it, the inside shape by the handle reminded him of the shape of his backside! Certainly has brought many laughs and giggles over the years. Finally decided he should have his own!

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

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                    5.0

                    Great Fit for Your Hand!

                    By 

                    from Maplewood, NJ

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • High Quality
                    • It Fits My Hand Perfectly
                    • Nice Mix Match Colors

                    Cons

                    • Smaller Than It Looks

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

                    I gave two of these bowls to a couple. I know I would sit on the couch and enjoy a good soup in one if I hadn't given them to someone else! Loved the colors.

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

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