Cantaloupe Bowls

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Melanie Mckenney

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Melanie Mckenney created by

Melanie Mckenney

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Artist Melanie Mckenney finds her inspiration in nature - not the typical flowers and trees, but in the abundant textures and colors of ordinary fruits and vegetables.

In these sturdy, earthenware bowls she has captured the sweetness of a ripe cantaloupe melon. She created a slip-cast mold from an actual fruit to recreate the detailed texture of its familiar, nubbly rind. The inner surface is smooth and makes a perfect bowl for cereal, fruit, or summery treats. Mckenney finishes off her delicious creation with food-safe, non-toxic glazes that dish out the delectable coloring of the edible original. Dishwasher safe. Not recommended for microwave, oven or stovetop. Handmade in Tonawanda, New York.

Due to handmade nature of the product, each is one-of-a-kind and will vary.

Melanie Mckenney

created by

Melanie Mckenney

Melanie Mckenney originally hails from Buffalo, NY. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from nearby Alfred University in 2006, but continued her training through numerous workshops, including study at the Studio Arts Centers International in Florence, Italy. Melanie helped to run a non-profit ceramics program in Lexington, MA, before returning to Buffalo, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.

Melanie finds the inspiration for her functional pottery in nature, and believes that capturing those natural forms in clay evokes a new appreciation for everyday objects. Often taken for granted, fruits and vegetables display a rich variety of shapes, colors, and textures. By casting directly from the actual fruit or vegetable, Melanie is able to capture these in detail. Her line of Vegetabowlsc has been in production since 2010, and she hopes to promote local farming, healthy eating, and an appreciation for handmade housewares.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
earthenware, food-safe glaze
Measurements
2.5" H x 5.25" dia.
Notes
These bowls are dishwasher safe but not recommended for microwave.
Item ID
21088

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Cantaloupe Bowls - Set of 2
 
4.4

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (17)
  • High quality (12)
  • Dishwasher safe (9)
  • Doesn't stain (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (7), Stylish (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (7)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

Great shower gift

By 

from Pittsburgh PA

About Me Stylish

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Doesn't Stain
  • High Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Cantaloupe Bowls - Set of 2:

      My great niece told a funny story about her fiance suggesting cantalopes for dinner. I thought this would be a real treat for both of them.

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

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      5.0

      i would buy this product again !!!

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      from Boston

      About Me Practical

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Doesn't Stain
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Cantaloupe Bowls - Set of 2:

        I use these almost everyday.. for fruit
        cereal yogurt

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

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        5.0

        love

        By 

        from mass

        About Me Practical

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Dishwasher Safe
        • Doesn't Stain
        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Fruit

          Comments about Cantaloupe Bowls - Set of 2:

          love the size ... so appealing.. use for everything from cereal bowl to fruits!!

          • 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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          1.0

          Very, very disappointed

          By 

          from Pittsburgh, Pa.

          About Me Stylish

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift

              Comments about Cantaloupe Bowls - Set of 2:

              This bowl was much smaller than I expected. I thought it looked very little like a cantelope.

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

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              5.0

              It's okay

              By 

              from Hilo, HI

              About Me Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Dishwasher Safe
              • Doesn't Stain
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Cantaloupe Bowls - Set of 2:

                This does not apply

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

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                4.0

                Neat gift

                By 

                from Vermont

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Dishwasher Safe

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Cantaloupe Bowls - Set of 2:

                  Very unique gift idea. It's a perfect fruit bowl.

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

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                  5.0

                  Cute bowl

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                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • High Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Cantaloupe Bowls - Set of 2:

                    I had to open the very well packaged bowls because I wanted to see them before gifting. They are very cute and I can definitely tell that they were made with real cantaloupe. They are both unique and I know my mom is going to love them.

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

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                    5.0

                    Very cool

                    By 

                    from Ft Lauderdale, FL

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Cantaloupe Bowls - Set of 2:

                    These bowls are very unique! They are just as described, and really do look like cantaloupes--especially the outside of the bowl. They are stackable, which I don't think the product description mentioned. That's nice because it is another thing to have to store in the cubbard, so at least you can save a little space! I bought them for a family member who I know loves to eat lots of fresh fruit in the summer. I hope she'll enjoy it even more in these pretty, unique bowls!

                    • 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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                    4.0

                    Canteloupe Bowls

                    By 

                    from Vashonm, Washington

                    About Me Bargain Hunter

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • High Quality

                    Cons

                    • Breaks/Chips Easily

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Cantaloupe Bowls - Set of 2:

                    The bowls are beautiful and I'm super happy with them!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Delivery was very prompt. Packing needs to improve, though. One of the bowls showed up broken in half.

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

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                    2.0

                    shape varies greatly

                    By 

                    from Oakland, CA

                    About Me Frequent Entertainer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Cantaloupe Bowls - Set of 2:

                        While the design concept is wonderful and the hand-made by an artist appeal is great, my bowls were too varied in size. One was more oval than round so not easy to stack in addition to looking so different.

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