The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter

The clever colander-inspired bottom of this glazed stoneware bowl filters out unpopped popcorn kernels.
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Keep those rogue kernels from ruining your perfect batch of popcorn with this innovative bowl designed by ceramicist Catherine Smith. Featuring a clever, colander-inspired bottom, this handsomely glazed stoneware server holds a full batch of popcorn while filtering out all the kernels that just couldn't get their act together. They become trapped in a secret compartment at the bottom for convenient disposal once you enjoy the pristine popcorn and lift out the removable filtering disk. Beyond this unique function, it’s a substantial and handsomely glazed piece that makes an inviting fruit bowl or centerpiece between movie nights. The twice-fired stoneware ensures durability to make this an essential fixture for couch time with family and friends for years to come. Made in Portland, Oregon.

The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter is a serving bowl for already popped popcorn. Bowl not intended for use in popping corn.

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Catherine Smith grew up in rural Pennsylvania and fell in love with clay at first “touch” during a high school art class. She refined her craft while earning a B.F.A., and has been designing and creating fine stoneware pottery for more than 30 years. Her work embodies classic, elegant lines and the idea of creating beautiful, functional ware that can be used every day to enrich our lives. Catherine lives and works in Hidden Valley, Nevada with her husband, Bill and black lab, Schiatzy.

Founded in 2006 in a Portland basement, Mudshark Studios specializes in small batch, custom ceramic manufacturing. Utilizing knowledge and experience that very few in the ceramics manufacturing community have, the studio built a business that gives designers and ceramic artists the option of having their products produced in the U.S.A.

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

Unlike ordinary popcorn bowls, our bowl incorporates a removable sifter at the bottom that filters out unpopped kernels for a better eating experience. Fitting into the bottom of the bowl and concealing a hidden collection compartment, this feature is integrated into the bowl's design and materials (both are stoneware).

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

"The studio is dedicated to the development and success of our client's ideas. We strive to manufacture the highest quality product in a timely fashion. By informing our clients of the various processes used, we can assess and implement the most effective methods to fit their production needs. Our primary goal is to meet and exceed our clients' expectations. We aspire to promote the creative process in the local community and beyond. We take pride in working with a wide variety of artists ranging from newly established designers as well as accomplished producers and designers."


fair wage

Mudshark Studios pays employees a starting wage of $10.13/hr., which falls within 10% of Multnomah County's living wage.

- Local (Oregon State) minimum wage: $9.25
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Multnomah County: $11.25


paid time off

Mudshark provides their employees with one week of PTO.


recycling primary/secondary materials

Mudshark recycles all primary materials—unused clay—back into useable clay.


charitable giving

Mudshark Studios do not have a charitable giving program, but meet all other Collection requirements.


Environmentally Friendly Materials

Stoneware clay—a natural source material.

Resourceful Packaging

The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter is packed in a partially recycled and 100% recyclable corrugated carton, with partially recycled and 100% recyclable Kraft paper fill, all compostable.

Exclusivity

There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Popcorn Bowl With Kernel Sifter: UncommonGoods.

Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
stoneware
Measurements
5.5" H x 10.75" diameter; 9 fl. oz. capacity; bowl weighs 4 lbs
Care
Hand wash Microwave safe. Bowl not intended for use in popping corn.
Item ID
22312

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UncommonGoodsThe Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter
 
4.3

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (30)
  • High quality (23)
  • Dishwasher safe (6)
  • Creative & functional (4)
  • Doesn't stain (4)

Cons

  • Not dishwasher safe (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (21)
  • Formal occasions (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (27), Stylish (9), Frequent entertainer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (37), No (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (15), Other (7), Father (6), Child (4), Mother (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (22), Birthday (9), Father's day/dad gift (4), Other (3)

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5.0

Great product!

By 

from allendale, mi

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative & Functional
  • Easy To Use
  • High Quality Material

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

      Husband loves popcorn - perfect gift!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Anniversary

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      5.0

      awesome! Better than i had hoped!

      By 

      from 1915

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Creative & Functional
      • Good Capacity
      • handmade
      • High Quality Material

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Big Events
        • Dinner Parties
        • Display
        • Everyday
        • Holidays
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

        This turned out to be better than I had hoped, I thought it was a mass produced piece, but it turned out to be a handmade piece that was handcrafted for the parts to go together. Very happy with this bowl, and it will be used for much more than just popcorn!

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

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        5.0

        A functional as well as beautiful bowl

        By 

        from East Bay San Francisco

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creative & Functional
        • Easy To Clean
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Capacity
        • High Quality Material

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

          This is the second popcorn bowl we have ordered. We use ours ALL the time. It's very attractive and the popcorn seems to taste better when served in the bowl, hmmmm.... Our daughter liked it so much, we gave one to her for a wedding shower gift!

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

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          3.0

          Great idea! But heavier than expected.

          By 

          from Lubbock, TX

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Brilliant Finish
          • Creative & Functional
          • Good Capacity
          • High Quality Material

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily

          Best Uses

          • Display
          • Holidays
          • Special Occasions

          Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

          Really neat idea, but be warned that this bowl is made of a heavy ceramic material.
          It is beautiful and quite functional, separating and collecting the unpopped kernals and crumbs in the reservoir at the bottom. But it is probably too heavy for regular use.
          A plastic version of this bowl would be awesome!

          Service and delivery comments:

          The customer service from this company is quite honestly the best I have EVER experienced'. My first bowl arrived broken (it looked like the box had been dropped).
          I emailed the customer service address expecting to hear back from them in a few days... I was actually contacted in a few HOURS! The rep was incredibly friendly and helpful! The email exchanges were so prompt it felt like a "chat room", and my replacement bowl arrived within a few days, safe and without hassle!

          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Father
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Father's Day

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          2.0

          Arrived broken... :(

          By 

          from Lubbock, Texas

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Brilliant Finish

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

            Haven't been able to use it

            Service and delivery comments:

            Unfortunately, the product arrived shattered. It seemed to have been wrapped nicely, yet it did not survive the trip. We emailed 2 weeks ago requesting a replacement which has not yet arrived.

            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Father
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Father's Day

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            4.0

            Great popcorn bowl

            By 

            from Houston, TX

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

            I bought this for my dad who loves popcorn. He really likes it and says the sifter does a great job of catching the kernels. His only complaint is that it is a little heavy to have sitting on his lap so he keeps it on the table next to the couch.

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

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            5.0

            Excellent!

            By 

            from Maryland

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautiful
            • Well made
            • Works great

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

              I will probably end up buying one of these for myself. This is a great product and I would highly recommend it for anyone who eats lots of popcorn!

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

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              5.0

              Lovely Bowl!

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              from ohio

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              Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

              I bought this as a gift. It's a lovely color and shape, very attractive. I'm excited to give it!

              • 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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              4.0

              Nice addition to the Kitchen

              By 

              from PNW

              About Me Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

                great how the kernels just kinda wisk themselves away and not into your teeth to annoy the beejesus out of you...

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

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Form and function

                By 

                from Atlanta, GA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • High Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

                  My husband has been very enthusiastic lately about home-made popcorn, preferably made with olive oil and sea salt. This bowl has lovely lines and the kernel catcher works just as intended.

                  The color is a somewhat muted yellow gold which is neutral enough to blend with any decor, and the craftmanship is at a very high level. Due to the material it is made out of, it's a little bit heavy to pass around the sofa, but that doesn't stop us!

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

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