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honey pot

by Sandra Bonazoli and Jim Dowd
Handmade
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  • the story

The Bee's Knees.

Featuring smooth ceramic embossed with a delicate illustration of a fluttering honeybee, this artisanal honey pot is sweetness embodied. Each refined piece begins in the hands of Sandra Bonazoli and Jim Dowd in their Massachusetts studio where the sculptors start with a drawing and then create the original form. The finished piece is then molded and hand-cast out of creamy ceramic stoneware by skilled artisans in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The pot's contrasting glazed and natural wood honey dipper is pleasing to the eye and a pleasure to work with as you use it to drizzle this amber treat into tea or onto biscuits. Each vessel is high-fired for durability and is both microwave and dishwasher safe, so clearing out the last of your crock's contents will never turn into a sticky situation. Ceramic handmade by fair-trade artisans in Peru. Honey dipper handmade in Massachusetts.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
21458
Made from
stoneware, mahogany, maple wood
Measurements
3" L x 3" W x 7" H; capacity: 16 oz.
Notes
Wood lid and dipper should be hand-washed. Do not soak for prolonged periods. Ceramic is microwave and dishwasher safe.
  • the maker
Sandra Bonazoli and Jim Dowd

Sandra Bonazoli and Jim Dowd

At their small studio, artists Jim Dowd and Sandra Bonazoli combine traditional techniques and old-world skills with modern style. Jim and Sandra are inspired by the folk art of many cultures, plants and animals, vintage children's story books, and quirky old tools. Their intention is to bridge the gap between craft and contemporary design by using elements of decoration, craft, and technology, and employing them in new and unexpected contexts.

Jim and Sandra both hold Masters in Fine Art degrees, and their collaborative work has been shown at the American Craft Museum in New York City, and featured in numerous publications. They live in a little Rhode Island town in a cottage. collection

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HONEY POT
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • High quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (3)

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5.0

Practical, high quality and beautiful!

By 

from San Diego, CA

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Doesn't Stain
  • High Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Formal Occasions

    Comments about HONEY POT:

    I searched high and low for the perfect honeypot. I wanted something practical, high quality but also stylish and beautiful! I finally found "the one" here and ordered it right away. I was even more thrilled with it when it arrived; the wood handle is beautiful and the bee on the front is awesome! What makes this honeypot practical is the overall size and the dipper inside. The dipper is connected to the underside of the handle so aren't any sticky messes to contend with. It just sits inside the honeypot. Perfect! I highly recommend this item to all my fellow stylish, honey lovers!

    • 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

    My beekeeper husband loved it!

    By 

    from Illinois

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • High Quality
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about HONEY POT:

        Bought this as a Valentine's gift for my beekeeper hubby. He absolutely loved it and said it's "too nice to put honey in." It really is lovely and beautifully designed.

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

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        5.0

        Loved it!

        By 

        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about HONEY POT:

          My father cultivates honey. I thought this would be both useful and decorative. My sister now insists on having one, too!

          So pleased with this.

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

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          5.0

          Great daughter-in-law gift

          By 

          from Papillion,NE

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about HONEY POT:

              This had a simple, yet elegant design.

              • 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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              5.0

              Found at last!

              By 

              from Ohio

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about HONEY POT:

                  First product I found to securely store and serve honey.

                  • 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

                  A beautiful and useful piece of art.

                  By 

                  from Forest Hill MD

                  About Me Frequent Entertainer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • High Quality
                  • Quality Craftsmanship

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about HONEY POT:

                    To serve organic honey from our bees for breakfast and our tea..
                    It's generous size and beautiful styling makes it a pleasure to use.

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

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                    Q and A

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

                    325votes, 41 comments

                    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                    The quality and craftsmanship of this sophisticated honey pot is the buzz around UncommonGoods. The design started with artists Sandra Bonazoli and Jim Dowd, who created the original form. Now skilled Peruvian artisans hand-cast each stoneware piece. The natural wood dipper adds to the sweetness. What do you love most about this uncommon design?

                    HELEN
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I like it but it would be easer to make valid comments without knowing the price.

                    Sarah
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Neato!

                    Mallory
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Very nice looking, great contrast between handle and pot, but I don't know anyone who would use this. Maybe as a display piece instead. I don't think it is a sought after thing to have.

                    Sue
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Pretty, smart useful.

                    Jane

                    Very attractive and easy to use. I love it....

                    Christina
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Cute design but it seems way too big for a honey pot. 9" tall? It would be too big for me to bother with it.

                    Diane
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very nice. I'd probably like it even better without the embossed bee, but it's still got beautiful lines.

                    Suzanne
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Does anyone actually use a honey pot?

                    Laura
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Not sure it has much practical use...

                    Mary
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I like this self-contained honey pot. For those of us who buy our local honey this will be a wonderful holder to drizzle the contents.

                    sandy
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I'd like it more if the handle wasn't so tall... seems disproportionate.

                    ssm
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I can't imagine actually keeping honey in here, since it doesn't seem to be very airtight and might be easy to attract bugs. It would probably also be a mess trying to get the honey into it! Pretty, but I'll stick with the glass or plastic my honey comes in.

                    Christina
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    who actually uses a honey pot nowadays..?

                    Therese
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Adorable!

                    Ingrid
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I use a honey pot! I love this one...dipper made in Usa too

                    Bonnie
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I'm not sure how many people would actually use this product.

                    susie
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    elegant and simple. i have a few honey pots - they're pretty handy.

                    Catherine
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I understand why someone would use a honey pot. I guess I don't use honey enough to be bothered by the squeeze bottle or using a spoon.

                    Josefina
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Cute

                    Leslie
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Pretty way to display - great step up from the honey bear!

                    Cathy
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I really like this. It looks very classy and clean. I love honey. My family puts honey on everything. I would definitely buy this.

                    Marina
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Who really needs a honey pot, really

                    Erin
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    don't need something like this

                    Lora
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very attractive. The only use I can see is if you buy honey in bulk, you'd want to keep the large container in the pantry and a small usable amount out on the counter.

                    jeanne
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Irresistable.

                    essie
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    A really lovely piece. Modern, artistic and functional. I use my honeypot all the time. The dipper captures the perfect amount of honey, and since you can swirl it to capture drips it's far less messy than using a spoon.

                    ly
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Too big. 9" high is a lot of honey.

                    melissa
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I want this! I hope it becomes available.

                    sheila
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    pretty but useless... yet another thing to gather dust. I've had lovely honey pots and gave them away. They were never used just sat sadly in the cupboard.

                    Andrea
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    neat idea

                    Dawn
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I love this.

                    Jennifer

                    I really like the design and story but I don't know anyone who uses a honey pot

                    Elena
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I'm surprised to say I would actually use this. I bought a huge bottle of honey from Costco that I probably shouldn't have (hey it never goes bad!) and this would make it much easier to use. Plus it's pretty.

                    Michelle
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I use a honey pot. This one is very cute and would be lovely sitting on the counter.

                    Amanda
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Not practical.

                    Cassy
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Love that it was made by fair-trade artisans in Peru. Much snazzier and eco-friendly than a plastic bear bottle!

                    Katie
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    This is super cute and original! If it does make it to the site I suggest that it come in an array of colors.

                    Tracey
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Cute idea for a housewarming gift with gourmet honey included

                    Angela
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    cute idea. probably wouldn't buy it though, unless i was obsessed with honey.

                    Kimee
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    My honey mason jar is always sitting out on the counter. This would be a lovely alternative!

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