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pineapple bowl

by Melanie Mckenney
Handmade
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  • the story

I Pine For You

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.

She recreates this prickly tropical fruit in sturdy earthenware by making a slip-cast mold from an actual pineapple. To add even more delicious detail, she decorates each piece of functional art with vibrant, food-safe glazes, giving both its sweet, yellow flesh and its spiky rind an air of authenticity.

Pineapples have long been a symbol of hospitality. In the 1700's, a pineapple on your front porch told the neighborhood that you were welcoming guests. Like its edible original, when you fill this sculptural bowl with seasonal fruits or summer salads you're bound to make every get-together that much more gracious and inviting. Handmade in Tonawanda, New York.
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Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
23498
Made from
earthenware, food-safe glaze
Measurements
approx. 6" L x 4.5" W x 2.5" H; 10 oz. capacity
Notes
Dishwasher safe; not microwave safe.
  • the maker
Melanie Mckenney

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.

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PINEAPPLE BOWL
 
3.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Mother’s day (3)

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4.0

Great replication of the pineapple!

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from Jasper Al

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Patios

    Comments about PINEAPPLE BOWL:

    I use this dish to serve fruit especiallly pineapple.

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

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    4.0

    Mother's Day Gift

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    from Boston, MA

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Pros

    • Adorable
    • Artful
    • Attractive Design
    • Cost Effective
    • Great For The Summer
    • Mom Loved It

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

    • Out Side Cocktail Party

    Comments about PINEAPPLE BOWL:

    i have not seen the bowl in person yet! Gave this to my mother for mother's day. Very cute idea, as well as a piece of art. Uncommon Goods is really a great website to find a personalized gift for anyone! I have ordered several items from you as gifts, and everyone I gave to has really loved what I choose. It's so easy to find the perfect gift on here, and I plan to buy many more products, and as any occasion gifts for my family. You hit every price point, and there is something for every budget. Thank you so much! you will certainly hear more from me.

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

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Pineapple Bowl gift

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    from Saint Louis

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Cleans Easily
    • Unique
    • Well Constructed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decks
      • Entertaining

      Comments about PINEAPPLE BOWL:

      The bowl made an excellent gift & both recipient purchased were pleased with the product. I do however wish I'd realized that in showing 2 bowls on the site they were displaying both inside & outside, not sending an entire mold of the pineapple.

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

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not great at all

      By 

      from Hawthorne, CA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not worth the price
        • Smaller than I thought
        • Unattractive Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about PINEAPPLE BOWL:

          I bought this for a friend who is from Hawaii and loves pineapple. I thought it would be a fun reminder of home. I am returning it ASAP. It's much smaller that pictured and looks very cheap. I don't think it's worth the price at all. Very disappointed.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • 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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