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by Jim Loewer $98.00
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  • the story

Heart of Glass

There are two sides to being in love. There's the thrilling, bubbling whirl of feelings that pulse in your chest, and then there's the vulnerable sensation of placing your heart in someone else's hands.

Artist Jim Loewer captures both ends of this spectrum in his colorful, glass heart bowl. The hand-blown glass churns with a passionate rush of color that circles around the outside. And Loewer uses an ancient technique called lampworking to form the rim into an open heart. In lampworking (as in love) the heart's true form is created as the raw material is warmed over a flame, becoming soft to the touch. Whether as a commemoration of a new romance or a time-tested partnership, this work of art will be a treasured memento of enduring love in all its varieties. Handmade in Philadelphia.

Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

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

  • details
Handmade
Exclusive
Item ID
21222
Made from
borosilicate glass
Measurements
Approximately 4.5" H x 6" dia.
Notes
Care: Hand wash
  • the maker
Jim Loewer

Jim Loewer

Jim Loewer is an artist by day and a law student by night. Raised in Columbia, SC he now resides in Philadelphia. His glass blowing is primarily self taught through a process of trial and error. He loves the relatively instant gratification that comes with blowing glass.

Jim has an undergraduate degree in painting from the University of California and a teaching degree from the University of South Carolina. He taught school for four years before devoting himself full time to glass. He focuses on contemporary organic forms influenced by Japanese craft and the American studio glass movement. His studio is in North Philadelphia in the old Atlas building, which also houses various other artists and craftspeople. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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HEART BOWL
 
4.2

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (14)
  • Unique (7)
  • High quality (5)
  • Bright (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (3)
  • Living room (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (6), Practical (5), Stylish (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (16)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife (7), Other (6), Mother (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Valentine’s day (7), Birthday (3)

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5.0

A wonderful Valentine's gift

By 

from Baltimore

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

  • Seems Delicate

Best Uses

    Comments about HEART BOWL:

    I filled it with hugs & kisses and she loved it

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

    Comment on this review

     
    2.0

    Not made very well

    By 

    from New Jersey

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Low Quality
      • Not As Nice As The Photo

      Best Uses

        Comments about HEART BOWL:

        It was made very low quality. The glass was thing and untextured; the paint job was very lazy and dripping. In all I had to apologize to my wife when giving it to her, explaining it was expensive and looked nice in the photo. Very disappointed.

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

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Attractive and unique

        By 

        from Littleton, Colorado

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Bright
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Delicate

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Living Room

        Comments about HEART BOWL:

        Bowl is displayed on window sill in sunlight.

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

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Heart Bowl

        By 

        from Richmond VA

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Bright
        • Durable
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Living Room

          Comments about HEART BOWL:

          Used as a decoration in the family room. Perfect gift for Valentine's Day.

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

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Gorgeous

          By 

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bright
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Living Room

            Comments about HEART BOWL:

            Gorgeously hand-crafted and wonderfully unique.

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

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Too Small and Expensive

            By 

            from Las Vegas, NV

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Delicate
            • TOO EXPENSIVE
            • Too Small

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about HEART BOWL:

            Disappointingly small, especially for the high price. Wouldn't recommend this, although it is pretty.

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

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It fits perfectly with our decor.

            By 

            from Naples, Florida

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • A Beautifull Addition
            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about HEART BOWL:

                It is an addition to my collection of unusual decorations in my living room.

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

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Questionable item

                By 

                from Austin Tx

                About Me Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Color

                Cons

                • Looked Like A Pitcher
                • Not Too Heart Like

                Best Uses

                • Returned It

                Comments about HEART BOWL:

                Lovely color but the heart shape seemed more like an after thought than the focal design element. Felt like I would have had to explain what it was supposed to be. Disappointing when everything else I've ordered from Uncommon Goods was perfect

                Service and delivery comments:

                Prompt. Well packaged. Great service

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

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Moving Idea

                By 

                from Munhall Pennsylvania

                About Me Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about HEART BOWL:

                  Service and delivery was great

                  • 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

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful and unique piece of art

                  By 

                  from Charleston, SC

                  About Me Stylish

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • High Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about HEART BOWL:

                      It's subtle and artistic and not an overly obvious cartoon-ish heart shape which elevates this as a piece of art.

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

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