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watermelon serving bowl

by Melanie Mckenney
Handmade
Community Voted
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  • the story

Pretty in Pink

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.



To create this perfectly pink slice of summer, she makes a slip-cast mold from an actual watermelon. She then recreates the detailed texture of its naturally formed rind in sturdy earthenware. To add even more delicious detail, she decorates each piece of functional art with vibrant, food-safe glazes.

Like its edible original, this generously sized watermelon bowl makes summer salads abound with seasonal fruits or vegetables sing! Handmade in Tonawanda, New York.

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
Community Voted
Item ID
23444
Made from
earthenware, food-safe glaze
Measurements
approx. 9.5" L x 7.75" W x 3.625" H; 50 oz. capacity
Notes
Dishwasher safe. Not recommended for microwave, oven or stovetop.
  • 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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