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red delicious apple cup

by Melanie Mckenney
Handmade
Community Voted
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Artist Melanie Mckenney crafts this handmade, earthenware cup to be sweetly appealing. She uses an actual apple to form her mold, squeezing out every detail of lifelike texture and shape. She uses non-toxic glazes to create the candy-red exterior, and creamy white interior with its hand-brushed seeds. Sure to be loved by teachers, gardeners and nature-lovers, it invites you to savor life to the core as you sip your cider, tea or coffee. Handmade in Tonawanda, New York.

Sold individually.

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

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Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
23407
Made from
earthenware, food-safe glaze
Measurements
approx. 3.5" dia. x 2.5" H; 4 oz. capacity
Notes
Dishwasher safe; not microwave safe.
Safe to hold hot or cold beverages.
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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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RED DELICIOUS APPLE CUP
 
3.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great gift

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from Sacramento, CA

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about RED DELICIOUS APPLE CUP:

      My mother was delighted to receive this beautiful cup as a gift.

      Service and delivery comments:

      The cup arrived gift wrapped in a comically large box - the recipient compared it to a hat box.

      • 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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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Cute idea, misleading photo

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      from NYC

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      Pros

      • Cute Idea For A Gift

      Cons

      • Not

      Best Uses

      • Beverage Or

      Comments about RED DELICIOUS APPLE CUP:

      This item was purchased as a thank you gift for a teacher - both my child and I loved the idea of giving an "apple" as a thank you - the picture makes it look as though the cup has a cover. It doesn't - the picture is two of the same, only one of the cups is turned upside down. The cup is cute, but without a top, it looks incomplete and is not as "cool" an idea.

      We were disappointed with our purchase.

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

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

      82votes, 11 comments

      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

      Melanie Mckenney gets an A in attention to detail. Her Red Delicious Apple Cup looks just like the real thing--because it's made from the real thing! She crafted her original mold from an actual apple, giving each piece the perfect shape and texture. Would you serve hot cider, warm caramel apple dip, or ice-cold apple juice in this delicious design?

      Sam
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Cute but a little too simple. I wish it had a bit more realistic flair.

      Tracy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      It sure doesn't look like a real apple was used for the mold. Looks like any other small bowl/cup. I wish it looked more like a real apple, especially at the bottom.

      Karin
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Not really sure what the appeal is?

      janie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Agree with Tracy, doesn't look much like an apple, looks like a bowl. Question how many uses with a bowl as small as an apple other thsn candy ot nuts and UnCommon Goods already has enough that are cuter.

      Debbie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Too common for the uncommon goods

      Christine
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I love all the items this artist has made. Just wonderful!

      Samantha
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      It's boring. Def. not uncommon.

      Carolyn
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Cute as heck!

      ML
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      meh

      Dee
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      It does not look molded from a Red Delicious. Plus, whats with the bubbles?

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